Abstract

We present a chirped pulse amplification (CPA) system based on diode-pumped Yb:YAG. The stretched ns-pulses are amplified and have been compressed to less than 900fs with an energy of 200mJ and a repetition rate of 10Hz. This system is optically synchronized with a broadband seed laser and therefore ideally suited for pumping optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) stages on a ps-timescale.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

2009 (6)

Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Tümmler, R. Jung, H. Stiel, P. V. Nickles, and W. Sandner, “High-repetition-rate chirped-pulse-amplification thin-disk laser system with joule-level pulse energy,” Opt. Lett. 34, 1378–1380 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. 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, 2123–2125 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

2007 (1)

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

O. V. Chekhlov, J. L. Collier, I. N. Ross, P. K. Bates, M. Notley, C. Hernandez-Gomez, W. Shaikh, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, P. Matousek, S. Hancock, and L. Cardoso, “35 j broadband femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 31, 3665–3667 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Geissler, J. Schreiber, and J. M. ter Vehn, “Bubble acceleration of electrons with few-cycle laser pulses,” N. J. Phys. 8, 186 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. M. ter Vehn, and F. Krausz, “Route to intense single attosecond pulses,” N. J. Phys. 8, 19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (2)

P. Dietrich, F. Krausz, and P. B. Corkum, “Determining the absolute carrier phase of a few-cycle laser pulse,” Opt. Lett. 25, 16–18 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. Banks, M. Perry, V. Yanovsky, S. Fochs, B. Stuart, and J. Zweiback, “Novel all-reflective stretcher for chirpedpulse amplification of ultrashort pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 268–274 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1969 (1)

E. Treacy, “Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 5, 454–458 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Ahmad, I.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Apolonski, A.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Banks, P.

P. Banks, M. Perry, V. Yanovsky, S. Fochs, B. Stuart, and J. Zweiback, “Novel all-reflective stretcher for chirpedpulse amplification of ultrashort pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 268–274 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bates, P. K.

Burgy, F.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cardoso, L.

Charalambidis, D.

Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chekhlov, O. V.

Collier, J. L.

Corkum, P. B.

Danson, C. N.

Dietrich, P.

Dromey, B.

Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Eidmann, K.

G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. M. ter Vehn, and F. Krausz, “Route to intense single attosecond pulses,” N. J. Phys. 8, 19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Faure, J.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fochs, S.

P. Banks, M. Perry, V. Yanovsky, S. Fochs, B. Stuart, and J. Zweiback, “Novel all-reflective stretcher for chirpedpulse amplification of ultrashort pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 268–274 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Freidman, G. I.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fülöp, J. A.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Geissler, M.

M. Geissler, J. Schreiber, and J. M. ter Vehn, “Bubble acceleration of electrons with few-cycle laser pulses,” N. J. Phys. 8, 186 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ginzburg, V. N.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Glinec, Y.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gordienko, S.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hancock, S.

Hein, J.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

M. Siebold, J. Hein, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High-energy, diode-pumped, nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Express 16, 3674–3679 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, M. Siebold, Zs. Major, J. Hein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Generation of 220mJ nanosecond pulses at a 10Hz repetition rate with excellent beam quality in a diode-pumped Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1111–1113 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Henig, A.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Herrmann, D.

Horlein, R.

Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hörlein, R.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Jung, R.

Karsch, S.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, M. Siebold, Zs. Major, J. Hein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Generation of 220mJ nanosecond pulses at a 10Hz repetition rate with excellent beam quality in a diode-pumped Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1111–1113 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Siebold, J. Hein, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High-energy, diode-pumped, nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Express 16, 3674–3679 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Katin, E. V.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Khazanov, E. A.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

Killi, A.

Kirsanov, A. V.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kiselev, S.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Klingebiel, S.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Siebold, J. Hein, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High-energy, diode-pumped, nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Express 16, 3674–3679 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, M. Siebold, Zs. Major, J. Hein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Generation of 220mJ nanosecond pulses at a 10Hz repetition rate with excellent beam quality in a diode-pumped Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1111–1113 (2008).
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T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. 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, 2123–2125 (2009).
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I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
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M. Siebold, J. Hein, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High-energy, diode-pumped, nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Express 16, 3674–3679 (2008).
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Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Lefebvre, E.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
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Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
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Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, M. Siebold, Zs. Major, J. Hein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Generation of 220mJ nanosecond pulses at a 10Hz repetition rate with excellent beam quality in a diode-pumped Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1111–1113 (2008).
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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
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J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
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Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
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Osterhoff, J.

Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
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P. Banks, M. Perry, V. Yanovsky, S. Fochs, B. Stuart, and J. Zweiback, “Novel all-reflective stretcher for chirpedpulse amplification of ultrashort pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 268–274 (2000).
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D. Herrmann, L. Veisz, R. Tautz, F. Tavella, K. Schmid, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Generation of sub-threecycle, 16 tw light pulses by using noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2459–2461 (2009).
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Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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Poteomkin, A. K.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
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J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
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Rousseau, J.-P.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431, 541–544 (2004).
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Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
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I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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M. Siebold, J. Hein, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High-energy, diode-pumped, nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Express 16, 3674–3679 (2008).
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Stuart, B.

P. Banks, M. Perry, V. Yanovsky, S. Fochs, B. Stuart, and J. Zweiback, “Novel all-reflective stretcher for chirpedpulse amplification of ultrashort pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 268–274 (2000).
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I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
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G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. M. ter Vehn, and F. Krausz, “Route to intense single attosecond pulses,” N. J. Phys. 8, 19 (2006).
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Tzallas, P.

Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
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Y. Nomura, R. Horlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Zs. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, “Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas,” Nat. Phys. 5, 124–128 (2009).
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D. Herrmann, L. Veisz, R. Tautz, F. Tavella, K. Schmid, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Generation of sub-threecycle, 16 tw light pulses by using noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2459–2461 (2009).
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I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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M. Siebold, J. Hein, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High-energy, diode-pumped, nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Express 16, 3674–3679 (2008).
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Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, M. Siebold, Zs. Major, J. Hein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Generation of 220mJ nanosecond pulses at a 10Hz repetition rate with excellent beam quality in a diode-pumped Yb:YAG MOPA system,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1111–1113 (2008).
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Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Wang, T.-J.

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, V. Pervak, A. Popp, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Frontend light source for short-pulse pumped opcpa system,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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Zs. Major, S. Trushin, I. Ahmad, and M. Siebold, Chr. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner,A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer-a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Review of Laser Engineering 37, 431–436 (2009).

Yakovlev, I. V.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421–427 (2007).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: The seed pulses from the Ti:Sa oscillator are spectrally shifted to 1030 nm in a photonic crystal fiber (PCF), pre amplified in a double stage fiber amplifier, stretched to 3ns and their spectral amplitude is shaped by an SLM in a zero-dispersion stretcher. The subsequent Dazzler shapes the spectral phase to improve the compression. The amplifier chain consists of a Yb:glass regenerative amplifier and a Yb:YAG multipass. After the main amplification compression is realized in a Treacy type compressor. TFP:thin film polarizer,QWP: quarter wave plate, SLM: Spatial Light Modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured beam profiles: a) output beam profile of the regenerative amplifier (2.5mm diameter), b) output beam profile of the 8-pass amplifier (2.5mm diameter) and c) beam profile of the frequency doubled beam down collimated to 1.3 mm diameter at the position of the first OPA stage. The diffraction rings originate from dust on the filters in front of the camera.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Results of the simulation: a) gain narrowing for a top-hat input spectrum (red), and the reduced effect for the spectrally shaped spectrum (black). Figure b) shows the normalized spectra at different amplification levels for shaped pulses and illustrates, how the input spectrum with a dip in the center evolves to a tophat spectrum during amplification while the bandwidth is preserved large.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) The input spectrum (red, dashed) which supports a broad flattop spectrum (black, solid) after amplification is calculated. In b) measured spectra for the maximum amplification are shown. The amplified spectrum (black, solid) is still suppressed in the center, showing that further amplification is possible without significant gain narrowing.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Calculated autocorrelation trace for the Fourier-limited pulse (black) and measured autocorrelation trace (red). The latter one is normalized to to enclose the same area as the calculated autocorrelation trace. The corresponding pulse length is 884 fs and 895 ps, respectively.

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