Abstract

An optical parametric amplifier that delivers nearly transform limited pulses is presented. The center wavelength of these pulses can be tuned between 993 nm and 1070 nm and, at the same time, the pulse duration is varied between 206 fs and 650 fs. At the shortest pulse duration the pulse energy was increased up to 7.2 µJ at 50 kHz repetition rate. Variation of the wavelength is achieved by applying a tunable cw seed while the pulse duration can be varied via altering the pump pulse duration. This scheme offers superior flexibility and scaling possibilities.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (5)

2007 (3)

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Schiessl, K. L. Ishikawa, E. Persson, and J. Burgdörfer, “Quantum path interference in the wavelength dependence of high-harmonic generation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(25), 253903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (3)

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

Th. Hellerer, A. M. K. Enejder, and A. Zumbusch, “Spectral focusing: High spectral resolution spectroscopy with chirped, broad-band femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 25 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

A. Zumbusch, G. R. Holtom, and X. S. Xie, “Three-dimensional Vibrational Imaging by Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(20), 4142–4145 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1988 (1)

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, “Multiple-harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases,” J. Phys. B 21(3), L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

Aguergaray, C.

Andersen, T.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
[PubMed]

Andersen, T. V.

Aquila, A. L.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arpin, P.

Attwood, D. T.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Backus, S.

Banfi, G. P.

Baum, P.

Boullet, J.

Boyer, K.

Brackmann, C.

Bruchmann, C.

Burgdörfer, J.

K. Schiessl, K. L. Ishikawa, E. Persson, and J. Burgdörfer, “Quantum path interference in the wavelength dependence of high-harmonic generation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(25), 253903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Burkacky, O.

Cerullo, G.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chen, M.-C.

Cohen, O.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Constant, E.

Cormier, E.

Czasch, A.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Danielius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Di Trapani, P.

Eidam, T.

Enejder, A.

Enejder, A. M. K.

Th. Hellerer, A. M. K. Enejder, and A. Zumbusch, “Spectral focusing: High spectral resolution spectroscopy with chirped, broad-band femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 25 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fabre, B.

Falcão-Filho, E. L.

Fan, D.

T. Wang, H. Zhu, L. Qian, G. Xu, and D. Fan, “Tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier with weak CW seeding,” Opt. Commun. 239(4-6), 397–401 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ferray, M.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, “Multiple-harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases,” J. Phys. B 21(3), L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Gabler, T.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
[PubMed]

Gagnon, E.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gagnon, J.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gaudiosi, D. M.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gerrity, M. R.

Gibson, G.

Gkortsas, M.

Gordon, A.

Gottschall, T.

Goulielmakis, E.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gullikson, E. M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hädrich, S.

Hagen, K.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hanf, S.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
[PubMed]

Hanke, T.

Hellerer, Th.

Th. Hellerer, A. M. K. Enejder, and A. Zumbusch, “Spectral focusing: High spectral resolution spectroscopy with chirped, broad-band femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 25 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Higuet, J.

Hofstetter, M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Holtom, G. R.

A. Zumbusch, G. R. Holtom, and X. S. Xie, “Three-dimensional Vibrational Imaging by Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(20), 4142–4145 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Holtsnider, J.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Homann, C.

Ishikawa, K. L.

K. Schiessl, K. L. Ishikawa, E. Persson, and J. Burgdörfer, “Quantum path interference in the wavelength dependence of high-harmonic generation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(25), 253903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jahnke, T.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jara, H.

Johann, U.

Kapteyn, H. C.

M.-C. Chen, M. R. Gerrity, S. Backus, T. Popmintchev, X. Zhou, P. Arpin, X. Zhang, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, “Spatially coherent, phase matched, high-order harmonic EUV beams at 50 kHz,” Opt. Express 17(20), 17376–17383 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-20-17376 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kärtner, F. X.

Kienberger, R.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kleineberg, U.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krauss, G.

Krausz, F.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, “Inverstigation of the superfluorescence generation in a multiterawatt OPCPA,” N. J. Phys. 8, 219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L’Huillier, A.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, “Multiple-harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases,” J. Phys. B 21(3), L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Leitenstorfer, A.

Lewis Cocke, C.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, X. F.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, “Multiple-harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases,” J. Phys. B 21(3), L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

J. Boullet, Y. Zaouter, J. Limpert, S. Petit, Y. Mairesse, B. Fabre, J. Higuet, E. Mével, E. Constant, and E. Cormier, “High-order harmonic generation at a megahertz-level repetition rate directly driven by an ytterbium-doped-fiber chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 34(9), 1489–1491 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-9-1489 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High energy ultrashort pulses via hollow fiber compression of a fiber chirped pulse amplification system,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3913–3922 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3913 .
[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.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, T. Gottschall, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Degenerate optical parametric amplifier delivering sub 30 fs pulses with 2GW peak power,” Opt. Express 16(24), 19812–19820 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-24-19812 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 32(24), 3495–3497 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-24-3495 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. V. Andersen, O. Schmidt, C. Bruchmann, J. Limpert, C. Aguergaray, E. Cormier, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate tunable femtosecond pulses and broadband amplification from fiber laser pumped parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 14(11), 4765–4773 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-11-4765 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
[PubMed]

Liu, Y.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lompre, L. A.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, “Multiple-harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases,” J. Phys. B 21(3), L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Luk, T. S.

Luo, H.

Mainfray, G.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, “Multiple-harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases,” J. Phys. B 21(3), L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mairesse, Y.

Manus, C.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, “Multiple-harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases,” J. Phys. B 21(3), L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Marcinkevicius, A.

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, “Inverstigation of the superfluorescence generation in a multiterawatt OPCPA,” N. J. Phys. 8, 219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

McIntyre, I. A.

McPherson, A.

Mével, E.

Miao, J.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Murnane, M. M.

M.-C. Chen, M. R. Gerrity, S. Backus, T. Popmintchev, X. Zhou, P. Arpin, X. Zhang, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, “Spatially coherent, phase matched, high-order harmonic EUV beams at 50 kHz,” Opt. Express 17(20), 17376–17383 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-20-17376 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Paul, A.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Persson, E.

K. Schiessl, K. L. Ishikawa, E. Persson, and J. Burgdörfer, “Quantum path interference in the wavelength dependence of high-harmonic generation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(25), 253903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Petit, S.

Piskarskas, A.

Popmintchev, T.

Qian, L.

H. Luo, L. Qian, P. Yuan, H. Zhu, and S. Wen, “Hybrid seeded femtosecond optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 13(24), 9747–9752 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-24-9747 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Wang, H. Zhu, L. Qian, G. Xu, and D. Fan, “Tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier with weak CW seeding,” Opt. Commun. 239(4-6), 397–401 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ranitovic, P.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Raymondson, D. A.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rhodes, C. K.

Riedle, E.

Righini, R.

Röser, F.

Rothhardt, J.

Salmassi, F.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sandberg, R. L.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sandhu, A. S.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schiessl, K.

K. Schiessl, K. L. Ishikawa, E. Persson, and J. Burgdörfer, “Quantum path interference in the wavelength dependence of high-harmonic generation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(25), 253903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Schimpf, D. N.

Schmidt, O.

Schreiber, T.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
[PubMed]

Schriever, C.

Schultze, M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Seise, E.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
[PubMed]

Sell, A.

Selm, R.

Song, C.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stabinis, A.

Tavella, F.

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, “Inverstigation of the superfluorescence generation in a multiterawatt OPCPA,” N. J. Phys. 8, 219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tobey, R. I.

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-X-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(9), 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Träutlein, D.

Tünnermann, A.

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High energy ultrashort pulses via hollow fiber compression of a fiber chirped pulse amplification system,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3913–3922 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3913 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, T. Gottschall, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Degenerate optical parametric amplifier delivering sub 30 fs pulses with 2GW peak power,” Opt. Express 16(24), 19812–19820 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-24-19812 .
[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.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 32(24), 3495–3497 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-24-3495 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. V. Andersen, O. Schmidt, C. Bruchmann, J. Limpert, C. Aguergaray, E. Cormier, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate tunable femtosecond pulses and broadband amplification from fiber laser pumped parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 14(11), 4765–4773 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-11-4765 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
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E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
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Walker, B.

E. Gagnon, A. S. Sandhu, A. Paul, K. Hagen, A. Czasch, T. Jahnke, P. Ranitovic, C. Lewis Cocke, B. Walker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Time-resolved momentum imaging system for molecular dynamics studies using a tabletop ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79(6), 063102 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, T.

T. Wang, H. Zhu, L. Qian, G. Xu, and D. Fan, “Tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier with weak CW seeding,” Opt. Commun. 239(4-6), 397–401 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wen, S.

Winterhalder, M.

Wirth, C.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
[PubMed]

Xie, X. S.

A. Zumbusch, G. R. Holtom, and X. S. Xie, “Three-dimensional Vibrational Imaging by Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(20), 4142–4145 (1999).
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T. Wang, H. Zhu, L. Qian, G. Xu, and D. Fan, “Tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier with weak CW seeding,” Opt. Commun. 239(4-6), 397–401 (2004).
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E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Single-cycle nonlinear optics,” Science 320(5883), 1614–1617 (2008).
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Zaouter, Y.

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Zhu, H.

H. Luo, L. Qian, P. Yuan, H. Zhu, and S. Wen, “Hybrid seeded femtosecond optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 13(24), 9747–9752 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-24-9747 .
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T. Wang, H. Zhu, L. Qian, G. Xu, and D. Fan, “Tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier with weak CW seeding,” Opt. Commun. 239(4-6), 397–401 (2004).
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Zumbusch, A.

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F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, “Inverstigation of the superfluorescence generation in a multiterawatt OPCPA,” N. J. Phys. 8, 219 (2006).
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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.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, T. Gottschall, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Degenerate optical parametric amplifier delivering sub 30 fs pulses with 2GW peak power,” Opt. Express 16(24), 19812–19820 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-24-19812 .
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M.-C. Chen, M. R. Gerrity, S. Backus, T. Popmintchev, X. Zhou, P. Arpin, X. Zhang, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, “Spatially coherent, phase matched, high-order harmonic EUV beams at 50 kHz,” Opt. Express 17(20), 17376–17383 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-20-17376 .
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E. L. Falcão-Filho, M. Gkortsas, A. Gordon, and F. X. Kärtner, “Analytic scaling analysis of high harmonic generation conversion efficiency,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11217–11229 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-13-11217 .
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S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High energy ultrashort pulses via hollow fiber compression of a fiber chirped pulse amplification system,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3913–3922 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3913 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. V. Andersen, O. Schmidt, C. Bruchmann, J. Limpert, C. Aguergaray, E. Cormier, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate tunable femtosecond pulses and broadband amplification from fiber laser pumped parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 14(11), 4765–4773 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-11-4765 .
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T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosceond fiber CPA system emitting 830 W average output power,” Opt. Lett. (accepted for publication).
[PubMed]

F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 32(24), 3495–3497 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-24-3495 .
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Working principle of cw seeded optical parametric amplifier. The left hand side shows how the pump pulse switches the nonlinearity on and off. On the right hand side the temporal behaviour of pump, signal and idler pulses are shown, respectively. Typically, the signal pulses possess a strong cw background while the idler is only generated in a time frame that is governed by the pump pulse duration. Note that the duration of the idler beam is typically much shorter than the pump pulse due to the nonlinear interaction.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Duration (FWHM) of the idler pulses generated by a 650 fs (FWHM) Gaussian (black) or Sech2 (red) shaped pump pulse with respect to the pump intensity (peak intensity of the pump). (b) Idler pulse duration with respect to the pump pulse duration (Gaussian-black, Sech2-red) for a fixed peak intensity of 22 GW/cm2. Both simulations have been carried out for a 4 mm BBO crystal, λp = 515 nm, λs = 1030 nm and λi = 1030 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation traces of the fundamental (a) and the second harmonic signal (b). The pulse energy of the infrared pulse is 300 µJ with an autocorrelation width of 1.17 ps corresponding to a pulse duration of 760 fs. The second harmonic signal has a pulse energy of 160 µJ with an autocorrelation width of 1.00 ps corresponding to 650 fs

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental setup of the cw seeded optical parametric amplifier. The second harmonic (SHG) of a fiber chirped pulse amplification system (FCPA) is used to pump the first OPA stage that utilizes a 4 mm BBO crystal. The second OPA stage pumped by the remainder of the pump is then seeded with the idler from the first stage.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Idler wavelength after the first OPA stage with respect to the applied cw signal wavelength showing the wide tunability of the parametric amplifier. The red curve shows energy conservation with a pump wavelength of 515 nm while the black dots mark the central wavelength of the idler that has been measured after the first stage.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Spectra recorded for the signal (a) and idler (b) of the second stage by tuning the applied cw wavelength.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Autocorrelation traces of the signal (a) and idler (b) pulses (black lines) together with the transform limited pulses (red area) that have been obtained by Fourier transform of the corresponding spectrum. The graph shows near transform limited pulses are obtained for signal and idler, respectively. The beam profile of the signal after the second stage is shown in (a).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Autocorrelation width of the idler pulse after the first OPA stage with respect to the pump pulse duration (autocorrelation width of the second harmonic signal). The estimated pump intensities are stated as well.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Output characteristics of the second OPA stage. The subscripts sig and idl denote the signal and idler of the second stage, respectively.

Equations (2)

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I i ( t , L ) exp ( 2 Γ L ) ,
Γ 2 = 8 π 2 d e f f I p ( t ) n i n s n p λ i λ s ε 0 c 0

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