Abstract

White light continuum seeded noncollinear optical parametric amplifier driven by Yb:KGW master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system is reported. The demonstrated design provides amplification of broadband pulses at 800 nm up to 20 µJ energy at 1 kHz repetition rate and can be used as simple and reliable frontend source for systems producing high intensity few-cycle pulses. The amplified spectral bandwidth allows for <7 fs pulse durations and preliminary compression of partial spectrum yields sub-10 fs pulse.

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2010 (8)

A. P. Piskarskas, A. P. Stabinis, and V. Pyragaitė, “Ultrabroad bandwidth of optical parametric amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46(7), 1031–1038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. Pyragaite, A. Stabinis, R. Butkus, R. Antipenkov, and A. Varanavicius, “Parametric amplification of chirped optical pulses under pump depletion,” Opt. Commun. 283(6), 1144–1151 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Emons, A. Steinmann, T. Binhammer, G. Palmer, M. Schultze, and U. Morgner, “Sub-10-fs pulses from a MHz-NOPA with pulse energies of 0.4 microJ,” Opt. Express 18(2), 1191–1196 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

F. Tavella, A. Willner, J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, E. Seise, S. Düsterer, T. Tschentscher, H. Schlarb, J. Feldhaus, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and J. Rossbach, “Fiber-amplifier pumped high average power few-cycle pulse non-collinear OPCPA,” Opt. Express 18(5), 4689–4694 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Herrmann, C. Homann, R. Tautz, M. Scharrer, P. St. J. Russell, F. Krausz, L. Veisz, and E. Riedle, “Approaching the full octave: noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with two-color pumping,” Opt. Express 18(18), 18752–18762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ch. Liu, Zh. Wang, W. Li, Q. Zhang, H. Han, H. Teng, and Zh. Wei, “Contrast enhancement in a Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplification laser system with a noncollinear femtosecond optical-parametric amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3096–3098 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Schultze, T. Binhammer, G. Palmer, M. Emons, T. Lang, and U. Morgner, “Multi-μJ, CEP-stabilized, two-cycle pulses from an OPCPA system with up to 500 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 18(26), 27291–27297 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (6)

O. D. Mücke, D. Sidorov, P. Dombi, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, S. Alisauskas, V. Smilgevicius, J. Pocius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, and N. Forget, “Scalable Yb-MOPA-driven carrier-envelope phase-stable few-cycle parametric amplifier at 1.5 microm,” Opt. Lett. 34(2), 118–120 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “80 kHz repetition rate high power fiber amplifier flat-top pulse pumped OPCPA based on BIB3O6.,” Opt. Express 17(4), 2508–2517 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Herrmann, L. Veisz, R. Tautz, F. Tavella, K. Schmid, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Generation of sub-three-cycle, 16 TW light pulses by using noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34(16), 2459–2461 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fernández, L. Zhu, A. J. Verhoef, D. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, K. H. Liao, ChH. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, S. Kane, R. Holzwarth, and F. O. Ilday, “Broadly tunable carrier envelope phase stable optical parametric amplifier pumped by a monolithic ytterbium fiber amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 34(18), 2799–2801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. M. Siddiqui, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, F. X. Kärtner, and G. Cerullo, “Generation of <7 fs pulses at 800 nm from a blue-pumped optical parametric amplifier at degeneracy,” Opt. Lett. 34(22), 3592–3594 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Bradler, P. Baum, and E. Riedle, “Femtosecond continuum generation in bulk laser host materials with sub-uJ pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 97(3), 561–574 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

2007 (2)

S. Witte, R. T. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Numerical simulations for performance optimization of a few-cycle terawatt NOPCPA system,” Appl. Phys. B 87(4), 677–684 (2007).
[CrossRef]

N. Schimpf, J. Rothhardt, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and D. C. Hanna, “Theoretical analysis of the gain bandwidth for noncollinear parametric amplification of ultrafast pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(11), 2837–2846 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

2005 (3)

2002 (1)

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(13), 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997 (4)

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, and S. De Silvestri, “Generation of 11 fs pulses tunable across the visible by optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(25), 3616–3618 (1997).
[CrossRef]

R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, “Transformation of pulse characteristics via cascaded second order effects in an optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 133(1-6), 277–281 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, “Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs,” Opt. Lett. 22(8), 522–524 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Varanavičius, A. Dubietis, A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Near-degenerate cascaded four-wave mixing in an optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 22(21), 1603–1605 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

T. S. Sosnowski, P. B. Stephens, and T. B. Norris, “Production of 30-fs pulses tunable throughout the visible spectral region by a new technique in optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 21(2), 140–142 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, “Generation of high energy 10 fs pulses by a new pulse compression technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68(20), 2793–2795 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (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(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Adachi, S.

Albert, O.

Alisauskas, S.

Antipenkov, R.

V. Pyragaite, A. Stabinis, R. Butkus, R. Antipenkov, and A. Varanavicius, “Parametric amplification of chirped optical pulses under pump depletion,” Opt. Commun. 283(6), 1144–1151 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Audebert, P.

Baltuska, A.

Baltuška, A.

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

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(13), 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baum, P.

M. Bradler, P. Baum, and E. Riedle, “Femtosecond continuum generation in bulk laser host materials with sub-uJ pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 97(3), 561–574 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Beržanskis, A.

Binhammer, T.

Bradler, M.

M. Bradler, P. Baum, and E. Riedle, “Femtosecond continuum generation in bulk laser host materials with sub-uJ pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 97(3), 561–574 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brambrink, E.

Braun, A.

Brida, D.

Butkus, R.

V. Pyragaite, A. Stabinis, R. Butkus, R. Antipenkov, and A. Varanavicius, “Parametric amplification of chirped optical pulses under pump depletion,” Opt. Commun. 283(6), 1144–1151 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

A. M. Siddiqui, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, F. X. Kärtner, and G. Cerullo, “Generation of <7 fs pulses at 800 nm from a blue-pumped optical parametric amplifier at degeneracy,” Opt. Lett. 34(22), 3592–3594 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, and S. De Silvestri, “Generation of 11 fs pulses tunable across the visible by optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(25), 3616–3618 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, H.

Chériaux, G.

Cirmi, G.

Cotel, A.

Danielius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, and S. De Silvestri, “Generation of 11 fs pulses tunable across the visible by optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(25), 3616–3618 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, “Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs,” Opt. Lett. 22(8), 522–524 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, “Generation of high energy 10 fs pulses by a new pulse compression technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68(20), 2793–2795 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Dombi, P.

Dubietis, A.

R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, “Transformation of pulse characteristics via cascaded second order effects in an optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 133(1-6), 277–281 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Varanavičius, A. Dubietis, A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Near-degenerate cascaded four-wave mixing in an optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 22(21), 1603–1605 (1997).
[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(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Düsterer, S.

Eikema, K. S.

Eikema, K. S. E.

S. Witte, R. T. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Numerical simulations for performance optimization of a few-cycle terawatt NOPCPA system,” Appl. Phys. B 87(4), 677–684 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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(18), 8168–8177 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Emons, M.

Feldhaus, J.

Ferencz, K.

Fernández, A.

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

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

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(13), 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Galvanauskas, A.

Giniunas, L.

Hädrich, S.

Han, H.

Hanna, D. C.

Herrmann, D.

Hogervorst, W.

Holzwarth, R.

Homann, C.

Ilday, F. O.

Ishii, N.

Itatani, J.

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(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jullien, A.

Jung, I. D.

Kanai, T.

Kane, S.

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

Killi, A.

Kobayashi, T.

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(13), 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kobayashi, Y.

Köhler, S.

Kopf, D.

Kosuge, A.

Krausz, F.

Krok, P.

Lang, T.

Le Blanc, C.

Li, W.

Liao, K. H.

Limpert, J.

Liu, Ch.

Liu, ChH.

Lochbrunner, S.

Marcinkevicius, A.

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevičius, and F. Krausz, “Investigation of the superfluorescence and signal amplification in an ultrabroadband multiterawatt optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier system,” N. J. Phys. 8(10), 219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Metzger, T.

Morgner, U.

Mourou, G.

Mücke, O. D.

Nisoli, M.

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, “Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs,” Opt. Lett. 22(8), 522–524 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, and S. De Silvestri, “Generation of 11 fs pulses tunable across the visible by optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(25), 3616–3618 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, “Generation of high energy 10 fs pulses by a new pulse compression technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68(20), 2793–2795 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Norris, T. B.

Palmer, G.

Pervak, V.

Piskarskas, A.

R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, “Transformation of pulse characteristics via cascaded second order effects in an optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 133(1-6), 277–281 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Varanavičius, A. Dubietis, A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Near-degenerate cascaded four-wave mixing in an optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 22(21), 1603–1605 (1997).
[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(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A. P.

A. P. Piskarskas, A. P. Stabinis, and V. Pyragaitė, “Ultrabroad bandwidth of optical parametric amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46(7), 1031–1038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Pocius, J.

Pugzlys, A.

Pyragaite, V.

V. Pyragaite, A. Stabinis, R. Butkus, R. Antipenkov, and A. Varanavicius, “Parametric amplification of chirped optical pulses under pump depletion,” Opt. Commun. 283(6), 1144–1151 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. P. Piskarskas, A. P. Stabinis, and V. Pyragaitė, “Ultrabroad bandwidth of optical parametric amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46(7), 1031–1038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

Rossbach, J.

Rothhardt, J.

Rudd, J. V.

Russell, P. St. J.

Sartania, S.

Scharrer, M.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of of two stage NOPA experimental setup. BS: beam splitter, P: thin film polarizer, λ/2: waveplate, L: lens, L*: concave Ag mirror (depicted as lens for simplicity).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum of white light continuum at the output (dashed line) and after spectral filtering (solid line). (b) Near-field continuum beam profile.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Amplified pulse spectrum (solid line) and calculated amplification bandwidth (dashed line) at θ = 24.6°, α = 2.52°. (b) Output beam profile at the focus of R = 2 m mirror.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intensity profile (solid) and phase (dashed) of compressed pulse in temporal (a) and spectral (b) domains, retrieved by FROG measurement.

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