Abstract

We systematically investigate supercontinuum generation using three-dimensional numerical simulations of nonlinear femtosecond pulse propagation in hollow-core fibers (HCF) at different pump wavelengths ranging from 400 nm to 2 μm. A general design strategy for HCF compressors is presented, maximizing the spectral broadening while preserving high beam quality for given pump pulse energy, duration and wavelength. We show close fitting of the modeled results with simple analytical formulas, enabling the construction of high-energy pulse compressors at the wavelength range of interest. Based on the presented wavelength scaling study, we propose an orthogonally polarized two-color pumping scheme in a single HCF compressor for the coherent synthesis of the electric fields in the sub-cycle regime with mJ level energies.

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S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. 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).
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A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, and E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102(4), 769–774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Shiner, B. E. Schmidt, C. Trallero-Herrero, H. J. Wörner, S. Patchkovskii, P. B. Corkum, J.-C. Kieffer, F. Légaré, and D. M. Villeneuve, “Probing collective multi-electron dynamics in xenon with high-harmonic spectroscopy,” Nat. Phys. 7(6), 464–467 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Andriukaitis, D. Kartashov, D. Lorenc, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, J. Limpert, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Voronin, and A. Zheltikov, “Hollow-fiber compression of 6 mJ pulses from a continuous-wave diode-pumped single-stage Yb,Na:CaF2 chirped pulse amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 36(10), 1914–1916 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K.-H. Hong, S.-W. Huang, J. Moses, X. Fu, C.-J. Lai, G. Cirmi, A. Sell, E. Granados, P. Keathley, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy, phase-stable, ultrabroadband kHz OPCPA at 2.1 μm pumped by a picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 19(16), 15538–15548 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Adolph, A. M. Sayler, T. Rathje, K. Rühle, and G. G. Paulus, “Improved carrier-envelope phase locking of intense few-cycle laser pulses using above-threshold ionization,” Opt. Lett. 36(18), 3639–3641 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010

S. Adachi, N. Ishii, Y. Nomura, Y. Kobayashi, J. Itatani, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, “1.2 mJ sub-4-fs source at 1 kHz from an ionizing gas,” Opt. Lett. 35(7), 980–982 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Bohman, A. Suda, T. Kanai, S. Yamaguchi, and K. Midorikawa, “Generation of 5.0 fs, 5.0 mJ pulses at 1kHz using hollow-fiber pulse compression,” Opt. Lett. 35(11), 1887–1889 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. E. Schmidt, P. Béjot, M. Giguère, A. D. Shiner, C. Trallero-Herrero, É. Bisson, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, D. M. Villeneuve, J.-C. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and F. Légaré, “Compression of 1.8 μm laser pulses to sub two optical cycles with bulk material,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(12), 121109 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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]

2009

2008

2007

2005

C. Vozzi, M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, “Optimal spectral broadening in hollow-fiber compressor systems,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 285–289 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2000

1998

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, G. Tempea, C. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “Toward a terawatt-scale sub-10-fs laser technology,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 414–420 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996

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

1994

S. Augst and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Field ionization of noble gas atoms with a Keldysh adiabaticity parameter of the order of one,” Laser Phys. 4, 1155–1159 (1994).

1986

M. V. Ammosov, N. B. Delone, and V. P. Krainov, “Tunnel ionization of complex atoms and of atomic ions in an alternating electromagnetic field,” Sov. Phys. JETP 64(6), 1191–1194 (1986).

M. J. Potasek, G. P. Agrawal, and S. C. Pinault, “Analytic and numerical study of pulse broadening in nonlinear dispersive optical fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(2), 205–211 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1964

E. Marcatili and R. Schmeltzer, “Hollow metallic and dielectric waveguides for long distance optical transmission and lasers,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783–1809 (1964).

Adachi, S.

Adolph, D.

Agrawal, G. P.

Alahmed, Z. A.

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, and E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Altucci, C.

Ammosov, M. V.

M. V. Ammosov, N. B. Delone, and V. P. Krainov, “Tunnel ionization of complex atoms and of atomic ions in an alternating electromagnetic field,” Sov. Phys. JETP 64(6), 1191–1194 (1986).

Amoruso, S.

Andriukaitis, G.

Augst, S.

S. Augst and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Field ionization of noble gas atoms with a Keldysh adiabaticity parameter of the order of one,” Laser Phys. 4, 1155–1159 (1994).

Azzeer, A. M.

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, and E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuška, A.

Béjot, P.

B. E. Schmidt, P. Béjot, M. Giguère, A. D. Shiner, C. Trallero-Herrero, É. Bisson, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, D. M. Villeneuve, J.-C. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and F. Légaré, “Compression of 1.8 μm laser pulses to sub two optical cycles with bulk material,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(12), 121109 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bhardwaj, S.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. 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]

Birge, J. R.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. 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]

Bisson, É.

B. E. Schmidt, P. Béjot, M. Giguère, A. D. Shiner, C. Trallero-Herrero, É. Bisson, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, D. M. Villeneuve, J.-C. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and F. Légaré, “Compression of 1.8 μm laser pulses to sub two optical cycles with bulk material,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(12), 121109 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bohman, S.

Börzsönyi, A.

Bruzzese, R.

Cerullo, G.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. 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]

Chan, H.-S.

H.-S. Chan, Z.-M. Hsieh, W.-H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C.-K. Lee, C.-J. Lai, R.-P. Pan, and L.-H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, L.-J.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. 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]

Chen, X.

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102(4), 769–774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Z.

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, G. Tempea, C. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “Toward a terawatt-scale sub-10-fs laser technology,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 414–420 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Cirmi, G.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. 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]

K.-H. Hong, S.-W. Huang, J. Moses, X. Fu, C.-J. Lai, G. Cirmi, A. Sell, E. Granados, P. Keathley, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy, phase-stable, ultrabroadband kHz OPCPA at 2.1 μm pumped by a picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 19(16), 15538–15548 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Clausnitzer, T.

Corkum, P. B.

A. D. Shiner, B. E. Schmidt, C. Trallero-Herrero, H. J. Wörner, S. Patchkovskii, P. B. Corkum, J.-C. Kieffer, F. Légaré, and D. M. Villeneuve, “Probing collective multi-electron dynamics in xenon with high-harmonic spectroscopy,” Nat. Phys. 7(6), 464–467 (2011).
[CrossRef]

B. E. Schmidt, P. Béjot, M. Giguère, A. D. Shiner, C. Trallero-Herrero, É. Bisson, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, D. M. Villeneuve, J.-C. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and F. Légaré, “Compression of 1.8 μm laser pulses to sub two optical cycles with bulk material,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(12), 121109 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Danielius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

C. Vozzi, M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, “Optimal spectral broadening in hollow-fiber compressor systems,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 285–289 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, G. Tempea, C. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “Toward a terawatt-scale sub-10-fs laser technology,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 414–420 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

Delone, N. B.

M. V. Ammosov, N. B. Delone, and V. P. Krainov, “Tunnel ionization of complex atoms and of atomic ions in an alternating electromagnetic field,” Sov. Phys. JETP 64(6), 1191–1194 (1986).

Druon, F.

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102(4), 769–774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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. J.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. 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]

Eidam, T.

Fu, X.

Gaeta, A. L.

Gagnon, J.

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, and E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Georges, P.

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102(4), 769–774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Giguère, M.

B. E. Schmidt, P. Béjot, M. Giguère, A. D. Shiner, C. Trallero-Herrero, É. Bisson, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, D. M. Villeneuve, J.-C. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and F. Légaré, “Compression of 1.8 μm laser pulses to sub two optical cycles with bulk material,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(12), 121109 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Giniunas, L.

Goulielmakis, E.

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, and E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Granados, E.

Grguraš, I.

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, and E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Calculated minimum fiber radius at different wavelengths for different pump pulse energies: (a) with the pulse duration of 30 fs and (b) 100 fs. Dashed lines are the fitted curves using the expression (3).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Retrieved parameters α and β as a function of wavelength.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Amount of energy in the fundamental mode (Q) as a function of pump pulse energy and center wavelength for (a) 30 fs pump pulses and (b) 100 fs pump pulses in Ar at 1 bar.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral response of the hollow core fiber, Fourier-transform limited pulses and spatiotemporal electric field distribution of the output pulses at different pumping wavelengths for the parameters: L = 1 m, Ar pressure = 1 atm, core radius set to minimum, for input pulses of 30 fs and 100 fs. (a) λ0 = 400 nm, E0 = 1 mJ, (b) λ0 = 800 nm, E0 = 3 mJ, (c) λ0 = 1 μm, E0 = 5 mJ, (d) λ0 = 2 μm, E0 = 5 mJ.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Broadened spectrum and phase for fundamental wavelength (λ0 = 2 μm) and its second harmonic (λ0 = 1 μm) using the same 250 μm hollow core fiber. Temporal intensity distribution of the output pulses at (a) 1 μm and (b) 2 μm.

Equations (6)

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A(r,z,τ) z =( L ^ + N ^ )A(r,z,τ)
FOM= E out E in Q Δ τ SC Δ τ TL
a min =C ( T 0 /1.665) α E 0 β
E(r,λ)= m=1 c m (λ) J 0 ( α m r a )
c m (λ)= 1 a 2 J 1 2 ( α m ) 0 a E(r,λ) J 0 ( α m r a )rdr
Q= | c 1 (λ) | 2 dλ m=1 | c m (λ) | 2 dλ

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