Abstract

We present a two-color pumped OPCPA system which delivers an ultra-broadband spectrum spanning from 430 nm to 1.3 µm with a Fourier limited pulse duration of sub-3 fs and 1 µJ of pulse energy at a repetition rate of 200 kHz. All frequency components propagate on a common path, thus the spectral phase along the whole spectrum is well-defined. The inner part of the spectrum has been compressed to sub-5 fs pulses.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2011 (5)

2010 (5)

2009 (2)

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

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]

2008 (2)

2005 (1)

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(12), 1552–1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2000 (1)

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

1999 (1)

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, “Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(16), 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

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 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Adachi, S.

Antipenkov, R.

Baltuška, A.

Banici, R.

R. Banici and D. Ursescu, “Spectral combination of ultrashort laser pulses,” EPL 94(4), 44002 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Baum, P.

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

C. Homann, C. Schriever, P. Baum, and E. Riedle, “Octave wide tuneable UV-pumped NOPA: pulses down to 20 fs at 0.5MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5746 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Beutter, M.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

Bhardwaj, S.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Binhammer, T.

Birge, J. R.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bradler, M.

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

Brida, D.

Bromage, J.

Cerullo, G.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chen, L.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cirmi, G.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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]

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 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Demmler, S.

Dorrer, C.

Eggert, S.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Synthesis of a single cycle of light with compact erbium-doped fibre technology,” Nat. Photonics 4(1), 33–36 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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(12), 1552–1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Emons, M.

Fuji, T.

Hädrich, S.

Hanke, T.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Synthesis of a single cycle of light with compact erbium-doped fibre technology,” Nat. Photonics 4(1), 33–36 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Herrmann, D.

Homann, C.

Hong, K.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Huang, S.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Huber, R.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Synthesis of a single cycle of light with compact erbium-doped fibre technology,” Nat. Photonics 4(1), 33–36 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ishii, N.

Itatani, J.

Jocher, C.

Kanai, T.

Kärtner, F. X.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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]

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(12), 1552–1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Visible pulse compression to 4 fs by optical parametric amplification and programmable dispersion control,” Opt. Lett. 27(5), 306–308 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, “Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(16), 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, Y.

Kosuge, A.

Krauss, G.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Synthesis of a single cycle of light with compact erbium-doped fibre technology,” Nat. Photonics 4(1), 33–36 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

Lang, T.

Leitenstorfer, A.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Synthesis of a single cycle of light with compact erbium-doped fibre technology,” Nat. Photonics 4(1), 33–36 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Li, E.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Lochbrunner, S.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

Lohss, S.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Synthesis of a single cycle of light with compact erbium-doped fibre technology,” Nat. Photonics 4(1), 33–36 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Morgner, U.

Moses, J.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nisoli, M.

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 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nomura, Y.

Palmer, G.

Piel, J.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

Piskarskas, A. P.

Riedle, E.

D. Herrmann, C. Homann, R. Tautz, M. Scharrer, P. S. 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]

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

C. Homann, C. Schriever, P. Baum, and E. Riedle, “Octave wide tuneable UV-pumped NOPA: pulses down to 20 fs at 0.5MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5746 (2008).
[CrossRef]

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

Rittweger, E.

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(12), 1552–1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rothhardt, J.

Russell, P. S.

Sakane, I.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, “Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(16), 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Scharrer, M.

Schenkl, S.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

Schriever, C.

Schultze, M.

Sell, A.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Synthesis of a single cycle of light with compact erbium-doped fibre technology,” Nat. Photonics 4(1), 33–36 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Shirakawa, A.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, “Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(16), 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Siddiqui, A. M.

Spörlein, S.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

Steinmann, A.

Takasaka, M.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, “Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(16), 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tautz, R.

Torizuka, K.

Tünnermann, A.

Ursescu, D.

R. Banici and D. Ursescu, “Spectral combination of ultrashort laser pulses,” EPL 94(4), 44002 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Varanavicius, A.

Veisz, L.

Watanabe, S.

Yoshitomi, D.

Zaukevicius, A.

Zinth, W.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

Zuegel, J. D.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

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

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

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 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, “Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(16), 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

EPL (1)

R. Banici and D. Ursescu, “Spectral combination of ultrashort laser pulses,” EPL 94(4), 44002 (2011).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

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(12), 1552–1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (2)

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Synthesis of a single cycle of light with compact erbium-doped fibre technology,” Nat. Photonics 4(1), 33–36 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (7)

C. Homann, C. Schriever, P. Baum, and E. Riedle, “Octave wide tuneable UV-pumped NOPA: pulses down to 20 fs at 0.5MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5746 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Adachi, N. Ishii, T. Kanai, A. Kosuge, J. Itatani, Y. Kobayashi, D. Yoshitomi, K. Torizuka, and S. Watanabe, “5-fs, Multi-mJ, CEP-locked parametric chirped-pulse amplifier pumped by a 450-nm source at 1 kHz,” Opt. Express 16(19), 14341–14352 (2008).
[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]

D. Herrmann, C. Homann, R. Tautz, M. Scharrer, P. S. 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]

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] [PubMed]

R. Antipenkov, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Femtosecond Yb:KGW MOPA driven broadband NOPA as a frontend for TW few-cycle pulse systems,” Opt. Express 19(4), 3519–3524 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Bromage, J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, C. Dorrer, C. Jocher, S. Demmler, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and J. D. Zuegel, “Analysis and suppression of parasitic processes in noncollinear optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19(18), 16797–16808 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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S. Haessler, T. Balčiūnas, G. Andriukaitits, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, R. Squibb, L. Frasinski, J. Marangos, J. W. G. Tisch, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, and R. Holzwarth, “Multicolor optical parametric synthesizer for high-field science” in High Intensity Lasers and High Field Phenomena (HILAS), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThD4.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Conceptual overview over the three main parts of the parametric amplification stage.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPCPA setup with the SHG-THG stage, the SH pumped NOPA (SH-NOPA), the white-light generation (WLG) and the TH-NOPA.W1/W2: BK7 wedges; DM1, DM2: dichroic beam splitters; DCM: double chirped mirror pair; A1, A2: apertures.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) The seed (black dashed curve) and the output spectrum (red solid curve) from the first NOPA stage; (b) Photograph of the white-light from the BaF2 bulk filament.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Linear output spectrum from the second NOPA, inset: the same on a logarithmic scale (red solid curve) and the white light seed spectrum (black dashed curve); (b) Calculated temporal pulse profile with a Fourier limited pulse duration of sub-3 fs, inset: electric field.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

SPIDER measurement: (a) Inner part of the spectrum behind the dispersive mirrors (red solid curve), measured spectral phase (blue dashed curve) and for comparison, the full spectral output of the two-color pumped OPCPA (black dashed curve); (b) Temporal pulse profile with a FWHM of 4.6 fs.

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