Abstract

We report on the performance of a 60 kHz repetition rate sub-10 fs, optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier system with 2 W average power and 3 GW peak power. This is to our knowledge the highest average power sub-10 fs kHz-amplifier system reported to date. The amplifier is conceived for applications at free electron laser facilities and is designed such to be scalable in energy and repetition rate.

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2010 (1)

2009 (2)

T. Eidam, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, E. Seise, T. Gottschall, J. Rothhardt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "325W Average Power Fiber CPA System delivering sub-400fs pulses," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 15, 187-190, (2009).
[CrossRef]

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (4)

2007 (4)

2006 (3)

S. Witte, R. Th. Zinkstok, A. L. Wolf, W. Hogervorst, W. Ubachs, and K. S. E. Eikema, "A source of 2 terawatt, 2.7 cycle laser pulses based on noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Express 14, 8168-8177 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. Piskarskas, "Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 12, 163-172 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

2005 (3)

2004 (1)

D. Garzella, T. Hara, B. Carre, P. Salieres, T. Shintake, H. Kitamura, and M. E. Couprie, "Using VUV high-order harmonics generated in gas as a seed for single pass FEL," Nuclear Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 528, 502-505 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1992 (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, "Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal," Opt. Commun. 88, 437-440, (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ackermann, W.

W. Ackermann et al., "Operation of a free electron laser from the extreme ultraviolett to the water window," Nature Photonics 1, 336-342 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Adachi, S.

Andersen, T.

Baltuska, A.

Benavides, S.

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Beutter, M.

Binhammer, T.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bougeard, M.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Buck, A.

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Butkus, R.

Carre, B.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Garzella, T. Hara, B. Carre, P. Salieres, T. Shintake, H. Kitamura, and M. E. Couprie, "Using VUV high-order harmonics generated in gas as a seed for single pass FEL," Nuclear Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 528, 502-505 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chubar, O.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Couprie, M. E.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Garzella, T. Hara, B. Carre, P. Salieres, T. Shintake, H. Kitamura, and M. E. Couprie, "Using VUV high-order harmonics generated in gas as a seed for single pass FEL," Nuclear Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 528, 502-505 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Danielius, R.

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. Piskarskas, "Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 12, 163-172 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, "Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal," Opt. Commun. 88, 437-440, (1992).
[CrossRef]

Eidam, T.

Eikema, K. S. E.

Ell, R.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fuji, T.

Gabler, T.

Garzella, D.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Garzella, T. Hara, B. Carre, P. Salieres, T. Shintake, H. Kitamura, and M. E. Couprie, "Using VUV high-order harmonics generated in gas as a seed for single pass FEL," Nuclear Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 528, 502-505 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Geissler, M.

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gobert, O.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gottschall, T.

T. Eidam, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, E. Seise, T. Gottschall, J. Rothhardt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "325W Average Power Fiber CPA System delivering sub-400fs pulses," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 15, 187-190, (2009).
[CrossRef]

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, 19812-19820, (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Habs, D.

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hädrich, S.

Hanf, S.

Hara, T.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Garzella, T. Hara, B. Carre, P. Salieres, T. Shintake, H. Kitamura, and M. E. Couprie, "Using VUV high-order harmonics generated in gas as a seed for single pass FEL," Nuclear Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 528, 502-505 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Herrmann, D.

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hidding, B.

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hogervorst, W.

Holzwarth, R.

Inoue, S.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ishii, H.

Ishii, N.

Jonusauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, "Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal," Opt. Commun. 88, 437-440, (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kanai, T.

Kärtner, F. X.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kitamura, H.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Garzella, T. Hara, B. Carre, P. Salieres, T. Shintake, H. Kitamura, and M. E. Couprie, "Using VUV high-order harmonics generated in gas as a seed for single pass FEL," Nuclear Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 528, 502-505 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Köhler, S.

Kosuge, A.

Krausz, F.

Krok, P.

Labat, M.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lambert, G.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Lochbrunner, S.

Marcinkevicius, A.

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Tavella, Y. Nomura, L. Veisz, V. Pervak, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, "Dispersion management of a noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier," Opt. Lett. 32, 2227-2229 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Merdji, H.

G. Lambert, T. Hara, D. Garzella, T. Tanikawa, M. Labat, B. Carre, H. Kitamura, T. Shintake, M. Bougeard, S. Inoue, Y. Tanaka, P. Salieres, H. Merdji, O. Chubar, O. Gobert, K. Tahara, and M. E. Couprie, "Injection of harmonics generated in gas in a free-electron laser providing intense and coherent extreme-ultraviolet light," Nature Phys. 4, 296-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Metzger, T.

Meyer-ter-Vehn, J.

K. Schmid, L. Veisz, F. Tavella, S. Benavides, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, A. Buck, B. Hidding, A. Marcinkevicius, U. Schramm, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, D. Habs, and F. Krausz, "Few-Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Morgner, U.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nomura, Y.

Pervak, V.

Piel, J.

Piskarskas, A.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. Piskarskas, "Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 12, 163-172 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, "Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal," Opt. Commun. 88, 437-440, (1992).
[CrossRef]

Räser, F.

Riedle, E.

Rittweger, E.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Optical schematic of the high repetition rate non-collinear optical parametric chirped amplifier system. BS…beam splitter, PCF…photonic crystal fibre, IF…interference filter, ISO…optical isolator, PkC…Pockels cell, AOM…acousto-optical modulator, SLM…spatial light modulator, FS…fused silica, SHG…second harmonic generation, n-OPA…non-collinear optical parametric amplifier.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Autocorrelation measurement of the fundamental pump amplifier pulses (red) and autocorrelation measurement of the second harmonic (green); (b) Spectrum of the amplified 1030 nm pulses.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Spectrum of the 35 uJ, 60 kHz amplified signal pulses (solid line) compared to simulation of gain (dotted line) and oscillator spectrum (shaded grey and solid black line 40× magnification from 950–1100nm); (b) Measured energetics of the optical parametric amplifier stage and of the (inset) amplified beam profile.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation trace of 33.3 μJ pulses b) interferometric autocorrelation trace of 20 μJ signal pulses (black) compared to the calculated autocorrelation trace from a SPIDER measurement (blue). (c and d) SPIDER measurement of the same 20 μJ signal pulses: (c) spectral phase and amplified spectrum; (d) temporal phase and reconstructed temporal pulse shape.

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