Abstract

On the quest towards reaching petawatt-scale peak power light pulses with few-cycle duration, optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) pumped on a time scale of a few picoseconds represents a very promising route. Here we present an experimental demonstration of few-ps OPCPA in DKDP, in order to experimentally verify the feasibility of the scheme. Broadband amplification was observed in the wavelength range of 830-1310 nm. The amplified spectrum supports two optical cycle pulses, at a central wavelength of ~920 nm, with a pulse duration of 6.1 fs (FWHM). The comparison of the experimental results with our numerical calculations of the OPCPA process showed good agreement. These findings confirm the reliability of our theoretical modelling, in particular with respect to the design for further amplification stages, scaling the output peak powers to the petawatt scale.

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2011

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

I. Ahmad, L. Bergé, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and S. A. Trushin, “Redshift of few-cycle infrared pulses in the filamentation regime,” New J. Phys. 13(9), 093005 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

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]

X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, T. Metzger, C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-µJ pulses at 2.1-µm carrier wavelength,” Opt. Express 17(1), 62–69 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Chalus, P. K. Bates, M. Smolarski, and J. Biegert, “Mid-IR short-pulse OPCPA with micro-Joule energy at 100kHz,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3587–3594 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

2008

2007

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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

2005

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(5), 567–569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

2004

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1–18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000

1997

1995

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1992

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, 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]

1985

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Adachi, S.

Ahmad, I.

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

I. Ahmad, L. Bergé, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and S. A. Trushin, “Redshift of few-cycle infrared pulses in the filamentation regime,” New J. Phys. 13(9), 093005 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Aniolek, K. W.

Apolonski, A.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Arisholm, G.

Baltuska, A.

Bates, P. K.

Bergé, L.

I. Ahmad, L. Bergé, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and S. A. Trushin, “Redshift of few-cycle infrared pulses in the filamentation regime,” New J. Phys. 13(9), 093005 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

Bisson, S. E.

Bonora, S.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Brida, D.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bruhwiler, D.

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Burgy, F.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Butkus, R.

Cary, J.

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cerullo, G.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1–18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chalus, O.

Charalambidis, D.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chekhlov, O.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cirmi, G.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Clarke, R.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Clausnitzer, T.

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Collier, J. L.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
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S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
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O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
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S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
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Dromey, B.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
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Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, 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).
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Dumitras, D.

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
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Eikema, K. S. E.

Ertel, K.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
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C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
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Foster, P.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
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S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
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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(6), 421–427 (2007).
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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

Fuji, T.

Fülöp, J. A.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
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S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
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Geddes, C. G. R.

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (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(6), 421–427 (2007).
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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

Glinec, Y.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
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Gordienko, S.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
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Gu, X.

Hancock, S. J.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
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Hawkes, S. J.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
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Hein, J.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

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

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
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O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
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Herrmann, D.

Hogervorst, W.

Hooker, C. J.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
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Hörlein, R.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
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Ishizuki, H.

Itatani, J.

Jaroszynski, D. A.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
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Jiang, Y.

Jonušauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, 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]

Kanai, T.

Karsch, S.

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

I. Ahmad, L. Bergé, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and S. A. Trushin, “Redshift of few-cycle infrared pulses in the filamentation regime,” New J. Phys. 13(9), 093005 (2011).
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Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
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I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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(6), 421–427 (2007).
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E. A. Khazanov and A. M. Sergeev, “Petawatt lasers based on optical parametric amplifiers: their state and prospects,” Phys. Usp. 51, 969–974 (2008).

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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

Kienberger, R.

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(6), 421–427 (2007).
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Kiselev, S.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
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Kley, E.-B.

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
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Klingebiel, S.

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

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

Kobayashi, Y.

Kosuge, A.

Krausz, F.

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

I. Ahmad, L. Bergé, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and S. A. Trushin, “Redshift of few-cycle infrared pulses in the filamentation regime,” New J. Phys. 13(9), 093005 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, T. Metzger, C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-µJ pulses at 2.1-µm carrier wavelength,” Opt. Express 17(1), 62–69 (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]

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[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(5), 567–569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kruber, S.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Krushelnick, K.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kulp, T. J.

Kuroda, I.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Langley, A. J.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leemans, W. P.

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lefebvre, E.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leng, Y.

Liang, X.

Lozhkarev, V. 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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

Lu, H.

Luchinin, G. 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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Major, Z.

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

Major, Zs.

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

I. Ahmad, L. Bergé, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and S. A. Trushin, “Redshift of few-cycle infrared pulses in the filamentation regime,” New J. Phys. 13(9), 093005 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mal’shakov, A. 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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Malka, V. A.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mangles, S. P. D.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Manzoni, C.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Marangoni, M.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Marcus, G.

Martyanov, M. 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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Matousek, P.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Metzger, T.

Meyer-ter-Vehn, J.

M. Geissler, J. Schreiber, and J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, “Bubble acceleration of electrons with few-cycle laser pulses,” New J. Phys. 8(9), 186 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Miyanaga, N.

Mori, W. B.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mori, Y.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Murphy, C. D.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Musgrave, I.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Najmudin, Z.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nakai, S.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nakajima, S.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Neely, D.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nieter, C.

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nomura, Y.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Norreys, P. A.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Osterhoff, J.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Palashov, O. 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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

Pervak, V.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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]

X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, T. Metzger, C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-µJ pulses at 2.1-µm carrier wavelength,” Opt. Express 17(1), 62–69 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

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(5), 567–569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, 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]

Popp, A.

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Powers, P. E.

Pukhov, A.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Richman, B. A.

Ross, I. N.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rousseau, J. P.

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rykovanov, S.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, T.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Schmid, K.

Schmitt, R. L.

Schreiber, J.

M. Geissler, J. Schreiber, and J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, “Bubble acceleration of electrons with few-cycle laser pulses,” New J. Phys. 8(9), 186 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schroeder, C. B.

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sergeev, A. M.

E. A. Khazanov and A. M. Sergeev, “Petawatt lasers based on optical parametric amplifiers: their state and prospects,” Phys. Usp. 51, 969–974 (2008).

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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

Shaykin, A. 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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shen, D.

Siebold, M.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

Skrobol, C.

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Smilgevicius, V.

Smolarski, M.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Sueda, K.

Taira, T.

Tang, Y.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tautz, R.

Tavella, F.

Teisset, C.

Thomas, A. G. R.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Torizuka, K.

Toth, C. S.

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Trushin, S.

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Trushin, S. A.

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

I. Ahmad, L. Bergé, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and S. A. Trushin, “Redshift of few-cycle infrared pulses in the filamentation regime,” New J. Phys. 13(9), 093005 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Tsakiris, G. D.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tsung, F. S.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tünnermann, A.

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Turi, L.

Tzallas, P.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ubachs, W.

Van Tilborg, J.

C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Veisz, L.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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).
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Veitas, G.

Villoresi, P.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Viskup, R.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Walton, B. R.

S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wandt, C.

S. Klingebiel, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of timing jitter inside a stretcher-compressor setup,” submitted to Opt. Express (2011).

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

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

Wang, C.

Wang, T. J.

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, T.-J.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Watanabe, S.

Weingartner, R.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. 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,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Winstone, T.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Witte, S.

Wolf, A. L.

Wyborn, B. E.

O. Chekhlov, E. J. Divall, K. Ertel, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. Musgrave, Y. Tang, T. Winstone, D. Neely, R. Clarke, P. Foster, S. J. Hancock, B. E. Wyborn, and J. L. Collier, “Development of petawatt laser amplification systems at the Central Laser Facility,” Proc. SPIE 6735, 67350J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z.

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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

Yakovlev, V. S.

Yoshitomi, D.

Zepf, M.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
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Zhao, B.

Zinkstok, R. T.

AIP Conf. Proc.

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and D. Dumitras, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer - pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 117–122 (2010).
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Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

I. Ahmad, S. Trushin, Z. 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(3), 529–536 (2009).
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Appl. Phys. Lett.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
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J. Opt.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Laser Phys.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in a DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. 15, 1319–1333 (2005).

Laser Phys. Lett.

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(6), 421–427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Phys.

Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, 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(2), 124–128 (2009).
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Nature

J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, and V. A. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004).
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S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, and K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004).
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C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, and W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004).
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M. Geissler, J. Schreiber, and J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, “Bubble acceleration of electrons with few-cycle laser pulses,” New J. Phys. 8(9), 186 (2006).
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I. Ahmad, L. Bergé, Zs. Major, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and S. A. Trushin, “Redshift of few-cycle infrared pulses in the filamentation regime,” New J. Phys. 13(9), 093005 (2011).
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J. A. Fülöp, Zs. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9(12), 438 (2007).
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Opt. Express

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).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Calculated amplified spectra for different OPCPA stages of PFS with anticipated pump energy of 20 J. (b) Extraction efficiency (Eoutsignal – Einsignal)/Epump of these stages.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Broadband OPCPA signal spectra, normalized to the peak values, at the output of cascaded hollow core fibers (black) and after a 2-mm thick bandpass filter (RG1000) shown in red.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Investigation of the small-signal gain: (a) Measured gain (solid lines) versus calculated gain (dotted lines) for a 3 mm thick DKDP crystal for three different phase matching angles. The crystal was cut for a phase matching angle of ~37.1°, according to the manufacturer. The angles for the experimental curves are given as the deviation from the nominal cut angle. For the calculation an offset in the phase matching angle has been chosen to achieve the best possible fit with experiment. (b) Calculated gain for 5 mm and 7 mm DKDP crystals for two different phase matching angles.

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Fig. 5

Extraction energy vs. input signal energy: The black squares represent the measurements using the 31 fs input pulse (the temporal profile of which is shown in the inset). The error bars of the measured data are the standard deviation of 100 shots, which originate both from the temporal jitter and the shot-to-shot pump energy fluctuation. The red circles show the results for the calculation of one single Gaussian pulse, the blue triangles represent the results of the simulation with two independent Gaussian pulses, see details in text.

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Fig. 6

Measured group delay (GD) of OPCPA signal: The NIR-tail of the signal (800-1325 nm) is stretched to fit in the FWHM duration of the pump pulse.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) The amplified and unamplified spectra, using 7 mm DKDP under saturation condition. (b) Spectral gain of the amplification process extracted from (a).

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Table 1 Parameters used for the Simulations

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