Abstract

We present an OPCPA system delivering 8.8 fs (3.3 optical cycles) pulses with 1.3 μJ of energy at 143 kHz repetition rate. Pump and seed for the parametric amplification are simultaneously generated by a broadband Ti:sapphire oscillator. The spectral components beyond 1000 nm are separated and amplified in an Yb:YAG thin-disk regenerative amplifier. The pulses are characterized using autocorrelation and SPIDER apparatus. With a pulse peak power of nearly 130 MW, the system is well-suited for future table top strong field experiments.

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O. Chalus, P. K. Bates, M. Smolarski, and J. Biegert, “Mid-IR short-pulse OPCPA with micro-Joule energy at 100kHz,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3587–3594 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3587 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Erny, C. Heese, M. Haag, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-Pulse amplifier producing 1-µJ, sub-100-fs pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1340–1345 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1340 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2123–2125 (2009), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2123 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008

C. Schriever, S. Lochbrunner, P. Krok, and E. Riedle, “Tunable pulses from below 300 to 970 nm with durations down to 14 fs based on a 2 MHz ytterbium-doped fiber system,” Opt. Lett. 33(2), 192–194 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-2-192 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “500 MW peak power degenerated optical parametric amplifier delivering 52 fs pulses at 97 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8981–8988 (2008), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Rausch, T. Binhammer, A. Harth, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle femtosecond field synthesizer,” Opt. Express 16(22), 17410–17419 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17410 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007

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), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16729 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2487 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 163–172 (2006), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-21-2118 .
[CrossRef]

2005

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6550 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997

C. Hönninger, I. Johannsen, M. Moser, G. Zhang, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped thin-disk Yb:YAG regenerative amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 65(3), 423–426 (1997), http://www.springerlink.com/content/b3m8wxud7105tepk .
[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), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2487 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuska, A.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6550 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bates, P. K.

O. Chalus, P. K. Bates, M. Smolarski, and J. Biegert, “Mid-IR short-pulse OPCPA with micro-Joule energy at 100kHz,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3587–3594 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3587 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biegert, J.

O. Chalus, P. K. Bates, M. Smolarski, and J. Biegert, “Mid-IR short-pulse OPCPA with micro-Joule energy at 100kHz,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3587–3594 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3587 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Binhammer, T.

S. Rausch, T. Binhammer, A. Harth, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle femtosecond field synthesizer,” Opt. Express 16(22), 17410–17419 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17410 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Butkus, R.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 163–172 (2006), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-21-2118 .
[CrossRef]

Chalus, O.

O. Chalus, P. K. Bates, M. Smolarski, and J. Biegert, “Mid-IR short-pulse OPCPA with micro-Joule energy at 100kHz,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3587–3594 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3587 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 163–172 (2006), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-21-2118 .
[CrossRef]

Erny, C.

C. Erny, C. Heese, M. Haag, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-Pulse amplifier producing 1-µJ, sub-100-fs pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1340–1345 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1340 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fuji, T.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6550 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gallmann, L.

C. Erny, C. Heese, M. Haag, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-Pulse amplifier producing 1-µJ, sub-100-fs pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1340–1345 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1340 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Giesen, A.

C. Hönninger, I. Johannsen, M. Moser, G. Zhang, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped thin-disk Yb:YAG regenerative amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 65(3), 423–426 (1997), http://www.springerlink.com/content/b3m8wxud7105tepk .
[CrossRef]

Haag, M.

C. Erny, C. Heese, M. Haag, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-Pulse amplifier producing 1-µJ, sub-100-fs pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1340–1345 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1340 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hädrich, S.

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “500 MW peak power degenerated optical parametric amplifier delivering 52 fs pulses at 97 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8981–8988 (2008), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981 .
[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), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16729 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Harth, A.

S. Rausch, T. Binhammer, A. Harth, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle femtosecond field synthesizer,” Opt. Express 16(22), 17410–17419 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17410 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Heese, C.

C. Erny, C. Heese, M. Haag, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-Pulse amplifier producing 1-µJ, sub-100-fs pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1340–1345 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1340 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Holzwarth, R.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6550 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hönninger, C.

C. Hönninger, I. Johannsen, M. Moser, G. Zhang, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped thin-disk Yb:YAG regenerative amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 65(3), 423–426 (1997), http://www.springerlink.com/content/b3m8wxud7105tepk .
[CrossRef]

Ishii, H.

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), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2487 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ishii, N.

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), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2487 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6550 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Johannsen, I.

C. Hönninger, I. Johannsen, M. Moser, G. Zhang, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped thin-disk Yb:YAG regenerative amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 65(3), 423–426 (1997), http://www.springerlink.com/content/b3m8wxud7105tepk .
[CrossRef]

Kanai, T.

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), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2487 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kärtner, F. X.

S. Rausch, T. Binhammer, A. Harth, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle femtosecond field synthesizer,” Opt. Express 16(22), 17410–17419 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17410 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Keller, U.

C. Erny, C. Heese, M. Haag, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-Pulse amplifier producing 1-µJ, sub-100-fs pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1340–1345 (2009), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1340 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Hönninger, I. Johannsen, M. Moser, G. Zhang, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped thin-disk Yb:YAG regenerative amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 65(3), 423–426 (1997), http://www.springerlink.com/content/b3m8wxud7105tepk .
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2123–2125 (2009), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2123 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Killi, A.

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2123–2125 (2009), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2123 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Köhler, S.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6550 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kosuge, A.

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), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2487 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krausz, F.

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2123–2125 (2009), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2123 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6550 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krok, P.

C. Schriever, S. Lochbrunner, P. Krok, and E. Riedle, “Tunable pulses from below 300 to 970 nm with durations down to 14 fs based on a 2 MHz ytterbium-doped fiber system,” Opt. Lett. 33(2), 192–194 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-2-192 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Limpert, J.

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “500 MW peak power degenerated optical parametric amplifier delivering 52 fs pulses at 97 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8981–8988 (2008), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981 .
[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), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16729 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lochbrunner, S.

C. Schriever, S. Lochbrunner, P. Krok, and E. Riedle, “Tunable pulses from below 300 to 970 nm with durations down to 14 fs based on a 2 MHz ytterbium-doped fiber system,” Opt. Lett. 33(2), 192–194 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-2-192 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Metzger, T.

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2123–2125 (2009), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2123 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13(17), 6550–6557 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6550 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Morgner, U.

S. Rausch, T. Binhammer, A. Harth, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle femtosecond field synthesizer,” Opt. Express 16(22), 17410–17419 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17410 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Moser, M.

C. Hönninger, I. Johannsen, M. Moser, G. Zhang, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped thin-disk Yb:YAG regenerative amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 65(3), 423–426 (1997), http://www.springerlink.com/content/b3m8wxud7105tepk .
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A. P.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 163–172 (2006), http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-21-2118 .
[CrossRef]

Rausch, S.

S. Rausch, T. Binhammer, A. Harth, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, “Few-cycle femtosecond field synthesizer,” Opt. Express 16(22), 17410–17419 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17410 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Riedle, E.

C. Schriever, S. Lochbrunner, P. Krok, and E. Riedle, “Tunable pulses from below 300 to 970 nm with durations down to 14 fs based on a 2 MHz ytterbium-doped fiber system,” Opt. Lett. 33(2), 192–194 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-2-192 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Röser, F.

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “500 MW peak power degenerated optical parametric amplifier delivering 52 fs pulses at 97 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8981–8988 (2008), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rothhardt, J.

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “500 MW peak power degenerated optical parametric amplifier delivering 52 fs pulses at 97 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8981–8988 (2008), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981 .
[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), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16729 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schimpf, D. N.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic setup of the non-collinear OPCPA. The abbreviations are explained in the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Optical output spectrum of the Ti:sapphire oscillator in logarithmic scale. The solid line represents the complete spectrum, whereas the dashed line shows the spectrum after extraction of the seed for the pump laser. (b) Output spectrum of the fiber preamplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Regenerative amplifier characteristics. (a) power spectrum. (b) measured background free intensity autocorrelation (dots). The Gaussian fit (solid line) reveals a pulse duration of 1.56 ps.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Normalized amplified (solid line) and seed spectrum (dotted line).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Amplified spectrum and retrieved SPIDER phase. (b) Reconstructed pulse shape revealing clean 8.8 fs pulses (FWHM).

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