Abstract

We report long-term stable passive synchronization of a femtosecond Yb-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplifier (CPA) with a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser for pump-seed synchronization of an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) system. The fiber CPA system delivers pulses with a wavelength of 1035 nm, energy of 50 µJ, and duration of 690 fs at a repetition rate of 0.4 MHz. The seed fiber oscillator is passively synchronized with a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser by injection of the Ti:sapphire laser pulses into the cavity of the fiber oscillator. The second harmonic (SH) output with a wavelength of 518 nm, energy of 18 µJ, and duration of 1.2 ps was prepared for the OPCPA pump. The measured timing jitter between the pump (fiber SH) and the seed (Ti:sapphire) was 42 ± 14 fs, while the jitter between two oscillator outputs was 1.4 ± 0.5 fs. The robust synchronization technique allows long-term stable operation over 8 h.

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2010 (2)

M. Schultze, T. Binhammer, A. Steinmann, G. Palmer, M. Emons, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle OPCPA system at 143 kHz with more than 1 microJ of pulse energy,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2836–2841 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 35(2), 94–96 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (4)

Q. Hao, W. Li, and H. Zeng, “High-power Yb-doped fiber amplification synchronized with a few-cycle Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Express 17(7), 5815–5821 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Yan, W. Li, Q. Hao, Y. Li, K. Yang, H. Zhou, and H. Zeng, “High-power nanosecond ytterbium-doped fiber laser passively synchronized with a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(21), 3331–3333 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Nakajima, “Effects of the carrier-envelope phase on atomic ionization by the pulse train in the multiphoton-ionization regime,” Phys. Rev. A 79(4), 043414 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. Zhou, Y. Cai, L. Ren, P. Li, S. Cao, L. Chen, M. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, “Passive synchronization of femtosecond Er- and Yb-fiber lasers by injection locking,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (4)

Y. Zaouter, J. Boullet, E. Mottay, and E. Cormier, “Transform-limited 100 microJ, 340 MW pulses from a nonlinear-fiber chirped-pulse amplifier using a mismatched grating stretcher-compressor,” Opt. Lett. 33(13), 1527–1529 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Zhou, D. Yoshitomi, Y. Kobayashi, and K. Torizuka, “Generation of 28-fs pulses from a mode-locked ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Express 16(10), 7055–7059 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Kane, “Principal components generalized projections: a review,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), A120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Yoshitomi, Y. Kobayashi, and K. Torizuka, “Characterization of Fourier-synthesized optical waveforms from optically phase-locked femtosecond multicolor pulses,” Opt. Lett. 33(24), 2925–2927 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

S. Adachi, H. Ishii, T. Kanai, N. Ishii, A. Kosuge, and S. Watanabe, “1.5 mJ, 6.4 fs parametric chirped-pulse amplification system at 1 kHz,” Opt. Lett. 32(17), 2487–2489 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate fiber amplifier pumped sub-20 fs optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16729–16736 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (1)

D. Yoshitomi, Y. Kobayashi, M. Kakehata, H. Takada, K. Torizuka, T. Onuma, H. Yokoi, T. Sekiguchi, and S. Nakamura, “Ultralow-jitter passive timing stabilization of a mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser by injection of an optical pulse train,” Opt. Lett. 31(22), 3243–3245 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (3)

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses,” Opt. Lett. 30(5), 567–569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Witte, R. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Generation of few-cycle terawatt light pulses using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 13(13), 4903–4908 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Y. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, A. M. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (4)

M. Rusu, R. Herda, and O. Okhotnikov, “Passively synchronized two-color mode-locked fiber system based on master-slave lasers geometry,” Opt. Express 12(20), 4719–4724 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Bartels, N. R. Newbury, I. Thomann, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Broadband phase-coherent optical frequency synthesis with actively linked Ti:sapphire and Cr:forsterite femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29(4), 403–405 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, P. Schlup, G. Arisholm, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Phase-preserving chirped-pulse optical parametric amplification to 17.3 fs directly from a Ti:sapphire oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 29(12), 1369–1371 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. M. Gaudiosi, A. L. Lytle, P. Kohl, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and S. Backus, “11-W average power Ti:sapphire amplifier system using downchirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2665–2667 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (3)

Y. Kobayashi, H. Takada, M. Kakehata, and K. Torizuka, “Phase-coherent multicolor femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 839–841 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. R. Schibli, J. Kim, O. Kuzucu, J. T. Gopinath, S. N. Tandon, G. S. Petrich, L. A. Kolodziejski, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, and F. X. Kaertner, “Attosecond active synchronization of passively mode-locked lasers by balanced cross correlation,” Opt. Lett. 28(11), 947–949 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Jones, K. W. Holman, M. Notcutt, J. Ye, J. Chandalia, L. A. Jiang, E. P. Ippen, and H. Yokoyama, “Ultralow-jitter, 1550-nm mode-locked semiconductor laser synchronized to a visible optical frequency standard,” Opt. Lett. 28(10), 813–815 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

R. K. Shelton, L.-S. Ma, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, J. L. Hall, and J. Ye, “Phase-coherent optical pulse synthesis from separate femtosecond lasers,” Science 293(5533), 1286–1289 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

A. H. Zewail, “Femtochemistry: atomic-scale dynamics of the chemical bond,” J. Phys. Chem. A 104(24), 5660–5694 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBP crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

S. D. Brorson and H. A. Haus, “Diffraction gratings and geometrical optics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5(2), 247–248 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Adachi, S.

S. Adachi, H. Ishii, T. Kanai, N. Ishii, A. Kosuge, and S. Watanabe, “1.5 mJ, 6.4 fs parametric chirped-pulse amplification system at 1 kHz,” Opt. Lett. 32(17), 2487–2489 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Andersen, T. V.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 35(2), 94–96 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arisholm, G.

C. P. Hauri, P. Schlup, G. Arisholm, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Phase-preserving chirped-pulse optical parametric amplification to 17.3 fs directly from a Ti:sapphire oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 29(12), 1369–1371 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Backus, S.

D. M. Gaudiosi, A. L. Lytle, P. Kohl, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and S. Backus, “11-W average power Ti:sapphire amplifier system using downchirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2665–2667 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuška, A.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses,” Opt. Lett. 30(5), 567–569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Y. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, A. M. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bartels, A.

A. Bartels, N. R. Newbury, I. Thomann, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Broadband phase-coherent optical frequency synthesis with actively linked Ti:sapphire and Cr:forsterite femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29(4), 403–405 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biegert, J.

C. P. Hauri, P. Schlup, G. Arisholm, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Phase-preserving chirped-pulse optical parametric amplification to 17.3 fs directly from a Ti:sapphire oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 29(12), 1369–1371 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Binhammer, T.

M. Schultze, T. Binhammer, A. Steinmann, G. Palmer, M. Emons, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle OPCPA system at 143 kHz with more than 1 microJ of pulse energy,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2836–2841 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Boullet, J.

Y. Zaouter, J. Boullet, E. Mottay, and E. Cormier, “Transform-limited 100 microJ, 340 MW pulses from a nonlinear-fiber chirped-pulse amplifier using a mismatched grating stretcher-compressor,” Opt. Lett. 33(13), 1527–1529 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brorson, S. D.

S. D. Brorson and H. A. Haus, “Diffraction gratings and geometrical optics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5(2), 247–248 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Butkus, R.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses,” Opt. Lett. 30(5), 567–569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cai, Y.

C. Zhou, Y. Cai, L. Ren, P. Li, S. Cao, L. Chen, M. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, “Passive synchronization of femtosecond Er- and Yb-fiber lasers by injection locking,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cao, S.

C. Zhou, Y. Cai, L. Ren, P. Li, S. Cao, L. Chen, M. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, “Passive synchronization of femtosecond Er- and Yb-fiber lasers by injection locking,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chandalia, J.

D. J. Jones, K. W. Holman, M. Notcutt, J. Ye, J. Chandalia, L. A. Jiang, E. P. Ippen, and H. Yokoyama, “Ultralow-jitter, 1550-nm mode-locked semiconductor laser synchronized to a visible optical frequency standard,” Opt. Lett. 28(10), 813–815 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, L.

C. Zhou, Y. Cai, L. Ren, P. Li, S. Cao, L. Chen, M. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, “Passive synchronization of femtosecond Er- and Yb-fiber lasers by injection locking,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cormier, E.

Y. Zaouter, J. Boullet, E. Mottay, and E. Cormier, “Transform-limited 100 microJ, 340 MW pulses from a nonlinear-fiber chirped-pulse amplifier using a mismatched grating stretcher-compressor,” Opt. Lett. 33(13), 1527–1529 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Danielius, R.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses,” Opt. Lett. 30(5), 567–569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Diddams, S. A.

A. Bartels, N. R. Newbury, I. Thomann, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Broadband phase-coherent optical frequency synthesis with actively linked Ti:sapphire and Cr:forsterite femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29(4), 403–405 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBP crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Eidam, T.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 35(2), 94–96 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eikema, K. S. E.

S. Witte, R. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Generation of few-cycle terawatt light pulses using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 13(13), 4903–4908 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Emons, M.

M. Schultze, T. Binhammer, A. Steinmann, G. Palmer, M. Emons, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle OPCPA system at 143 kHz with more than 1 microJ of pulse energy,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2836–2841 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fuji, T.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses,” Opt. Lett. 30(5), 567–569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Y. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, A. M. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fujimoto, J. G.

T. R. Schibli, J. Kim, O. Kuzucu, J. T. Gopinath, S. N. Tandon, G. S. Petrich, L. A. Kolodziejski, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, and F. X. Kaertner, “Attosecond active synchronization of passively mode-locked lasers by balanced cross correlation,” Opt. Lett. 28(11), 947–949 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gabler, T.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 35(2), 94–96 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gaudiosi, D. M.

D. M. Gaudiosi, A. L. Lytle, P. Kohl, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and S. Backus, “11-W average power Ti:sapphire amplifier system using downchirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2665–2667 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gopinath, J. T.

T. R. Schibli, J. Kim, O. Kuzucu, J. T. Gopinath, S. N. Tandon, G. S. Petrich, L. A. Kolodziejski, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, and F. X. Kaertner, “Attosecond active synchronization of passively mode-locked lasers by balanced cross correlation,” Opt. Lett. 28(11), 947–949 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hädrich, S.

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate fiber amplifier pumped sub-20 fs optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16729–16736 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hall, J. L.

R. K. Shelton, L.-S. Ma, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, J. L. Hall, and J. Ye, “Phase-coherent optical pulse synthesis from separate femtosecond lasers,” Science 293(5533), 1286–1289 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hanf, S.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 35(2), 94–96 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hao, Q.

M. Yan, W. Li, Q. Hao, Y. Li, K. Yang, H. Zhou, and H. Zeng, “High-power nanosecond ytterbium-doped fiber laser passively synchronized with a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(21), 3331–3333 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Hao, W. Li, and H. Zeng, “High-power Yb-doped fiber amplification synchronized with a few-cycle Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Express 17(7), 5815–5821 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hauri, C. P.

C. P. Hauri, P. Schlup, G. Arisholm, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Phase-preserving chirped-pulse optical parametric amplification to 17.3 fs directly from a Ti:sapphire oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 29(12), 1369–1371 (2004).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Kobayashi, H. Takada, M. Kakehata, and K. Torizuka, “Phase-coherent multicolor femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 839–841 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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T. R. Schibli, J. Kim, O. Kuzucu, J. T. Gopinath, S. N. Tandon, G. S. Petrich, L. A. Kolodziejski, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, and F. X. Kaertner, “Attosecond active synchronization of passively mode-locked lasers by balanced cross correlation,” Opt. Lett. 28(11), 947–949 (2003).
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A. Bartels, N. R. Newbury, I. Thomann, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Broadband phase-coherent optical frequency synthesis with actively linked Ti:sapphire and Cr:forsterite femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29(4), 403–405 (2004).
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X. Zhou, D. Yoshitomi, Y. Kobayashi, and K. Torizuka, “Generation of 28-fs pulses from a mode-locked ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Express 16(10), 7055–7059 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic layout of the experimental setup. SHG, second harmonic generation; SFG, sum frequency generation; BS, beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup of Yb-doped fiber CPA system. YDF, Yb-doped fiber; LD, laser diode; WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; SMF, single-mode fiber; WP, wave plate; HWP, half wave plate; DM, dichroic mirror; PM, polarization maintaining; TG, transmission grating; LMA, large mode area; AOM, acousto-optic modulator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Compressed output power characteristics of the main amplifier.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectrum of the 50-μJ compressed pulse. (b) Measured temporal shape (red) in comparison with numerically simulated (blue) and transform-limited (green) shapes of the 50-μJ pulse. (c) Measured and (d) retrieved FROG traces. (e) Measured temporal shapes of the 50-μJ (red) and the 5-μJ (blue) pulses. (f) Simulated temporal shapes of the 50-μJ (red) and the 5-μJ (blue) pulses in comparison with the simulated pulse shape without self phase modulation. Solid and dotted curves in figures (b), (e) and (f) represent the intensity and the phase, respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Spectrum and (b) autocorrelation trace of the 18-μJ SH pulse

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Long-term characteristics of synchronized 1-s gated repetition frequencies of two lasers. The values of 40-MHz Yb-doped fiber laser are doubled for comparison. The short-term behavior is also shown in the zoomed trace (inset).

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Power spectral density and integrated rms values of timing jitter between Ti:sapphire laser and Yb-doped fiber oscillator. The amplitude noise and the noise floor are also shown.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Power spectral density and integrated rms values of timing jitter between pump and seed of OPCPA. The amplitude noise and the noise floor are also shown.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Power spectral density and integrated rms values of timing jitter of (a) the 1st preamplifier output and (b) the 2nd preamplifier output relative to the Ti:sapphire laser reference. The amplitude noise and the noise floor are also shown.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Accumulated timing jitter v.s. optical path length from the fiber oscillator.

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A z = i β 2 2 2 A t 2 + β 3 6 3 A t 3 + i γ | A | 2 A + g 2 A ,

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