Abstract

We report on an active synchronization between two independent mode-locked lasers using a combined electronic-optical feedback. With this scheme, seed pulses at MHz repetition rate were amplified in a non-collinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier (OPCPA). The amplifier was seeded with stretched 1.5 nJ pulses from a femtosecond Ti:Sapphire oscillator, while pumped with the 1 ps, 2.9 µJ frequency-doubled output of an Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator. The residual timing jitter between the two oscillators was suppressed to 120 fs (RMS), allowing for an efficient and broadband amplification at 11.5 MHz to a pulse energy of 700 nJ and an average power of 8 W. First compression experiment with 240 nJ amplified pulse energy resulted in a pulse duration of ~10 fs.

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2011 (1)

2010 (3)

2009 (3)

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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]

V. Pervak, I. Ahmad, M. K. Trubetskov, A. V. Tikhonravov, and F. Krausz, “Double-angle multilayer mirrors with smooth dispersion characteristics,” Opt. Express 17(10), 7943–7951 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

2006 (2)

2005 (3)

2004 (2)

R. Paschotta, “Noise of mode-locked lasers (Part II): timing jitter and other fluctuations,” Appl. Phys. B 79(2), 163–173 (2004).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, “Cr2+-doped II–VI materials for lasers and nonlinear optics,” Opt. Mater. 26(4), 395–412 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77(1), 125–128 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, A. Dorn, R. Dörner, L. P. H. Schmidt, and H. Schmidt-Böcking, “Recoil-ion and electron momentum spectroscopy: reaction-microscopes,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 66(9), 1463–1545 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. R. Schibli, J. Kim, O. Kuzucu, J. T. Gopinath, S. N. Tandon, G. S. Petrich, L. A. Kolodziejski, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, and F. X. Kaertner, “Attosecond active synchronization of passively mode-locked lasers by balanced cross correlation,” Opt. Lett. 28(11), 947–949 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

1992 (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ahmad, I.

Amann, M. C.

Apolonski, A.

Baltuška, A.

Bauer, D.

Binhammer, T.

Boehm, G.

Brons, J.

Butkus, R.

Cao, W.

W. Cao and Y. Duan, “Breath analysis: potential for clinical diagnosis and exposure assessment,” Clin. Chem. 52(5), 800–811 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chew, S. H.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Danielius, R.

Dekorsy, T.

Dombi, P.

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Dorn, A.

J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, A. Dorn, R. Dörner, L. P. H. Schmidt, and H. Schmidt-Böcking, “Recoil-ion and electron momentum spectroscopy: reaction-microscopes,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 66(9), 1463–1545 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dörner, R.

J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, A. Dorn, R. Dörner, L. P. H. Schmidt, and H. Schmidt-Böcking, “Recoil-ion and electron momentum spectroscopy: reaction-microscopes,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 66(9), 1463–1545 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Drexler, W.

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77(1), 125–128 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Duan, Y.

W. Cao and Y. Duan, “Breath analysis: potential for clinical diagnosis and exposure assessment,” Clin. Chem. 52(5), 800–811 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Emons, M.

Escher, M.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fernandez, A.

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fuji, T.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Golling, M.

Gopinath, J. T.

Graf, R.

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Grange, R.

Grasse, C.

Guina, M.

Holzwarth, R.

Hönninger, C.

Ippen, E. P.

Ishii, N.

Jackstadt, M.

T. Binhammer, S. Rausch, M. Jackstadt, G. Palmer, and U. Morgner, “Phase-stable Ti:sapphire oscillator quasi-synchronously pumped by a thin-disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B 100(1), 219–223 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jonusauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kaertner, F. X.

Kalashnikov, V. L.

Karsch, S.

C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Broadband amplification by picosecond OPCPA in DKDP pumped at 515 nm,” Opt. Express 20(4), 4619–4629 (2012).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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]

Keller, U.

Killi, A.

Kim, J.

Kleinbauer, J.

Kleineberg, U.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kling, M. F.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Klingebiel, S.

C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Broadband amplification by picosecond OPCPA in DKDP pumped at 515 nm,” Opt. Express 20(4), 4619–4629 (2012).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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]

Köhler, S.

Kolodziejski, L. A.

Krausz, F.

C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Broadband amplification by picosecond OPCPA in DKDP pumped at 515 nm,” Opt. Express 20(4), 4619–4629 (2012).
[CrossRef]

O. Pronin, J. Brons, C. Grasse, V. Pervak, G. Boehm, M. C. Amann, V. L. Kalashnikov, A. Apolonski, and F. Krausz, “High-power 200 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 36(24), 4746–4748 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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]

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pervak, I. Ahmad, M. K. Trubetskov, A. V. Tikhonravov, and F. Krausz, “Double-angle multilayer mirrors with smooth dispersion characteristics,” Opt. Express 17(10), 7943–7951 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pervak, C. Y. Teisset, A. Sugita, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “High-dispersive mirrors for femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Express 16(14), 10220–10233 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, 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]

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

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77(1), 125–128 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kumkar, M.

Kuzucu, O.

Lang, T.

Lin, J.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Major, Z.

C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Broadband amplification by picosecond OPCPA in DKDP pumped at 515 nm,” Opt. Express 20(4), 4619–4629 (2012).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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]

Marchese, S. V.

Merkel, M.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Metzger, T.

Morgner, U.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Moshammer, R.

J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, A. Dorn, R. Dörner, L. P. H. Schmidt, and H. Schmidt-Böcking, “Recoil-ion and electron momentum spectroscopy: reaction-microscopes,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 66(9), 1463–1545 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Naumov, S.

V. Pervak, C. Y. Teisset, A. Sugita, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “High-dispersive mirrors for femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Express 16(14), 10220–10233 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Neuhaus, J.

Palmer, G.

Paschotta, R.

Pervak, V.

Petrich, G. S.

Piskarskas, A.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, 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. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Popp, A.

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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]

Pronin, O.

Rausch, S.

T. Binhammer, S. Rausch, M. Jackstadt, G. Palmer, and U. Morgner, “Phase-stable Ti:sapphire oscillator quasi-synchronously pumped by a thin-disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B 100(1), 219–223 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Schibli, T. R.

Schmidt, L. P. H.

J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, A. Dorn, R. Dörner, L. P. H. Schmidt, and H. Schmidt-Böcking, “Recoil-ion and electron momentum spectroscopy: reaction-microscopes,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 66(9), 1463–1545 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt-Böcking, H.

J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, A. Dorn, R. Dörner, L. P. H. Schmidt, and H. Schmidt-Böcking, “Recoil-ion and electron momentum spectroscopy: reaction-microscopes,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 66(9), 1463–1545 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schultze, M.

Siebold, M.

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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]

Skrobol, C.

Smilgevicius, V.

Sorokina, I. T.

I. T. Sorokina, “Cr2+-doped II–VI materials for lasers and nonlinear optics,” Opt. Mater. 26(4), 395–412 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Steinmann, A.

Stingl, A.

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77(1), 125–128 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Stockman, M. I.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Südmeyer, T.

Sugita, A.

Sutter, D. H.

Tandon, S. N.

Teisset, C. Y.

Tempea, G.

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77(1), 125–128 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tikhonravov, A. V.

Trubetskov, M. K.

Trushin, S. A.

C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Broadband amplification by picosecond OPCPA in DKDP pumped at 515 nm,” Opt. Express 20(4), 4619–4629 (2012).
[CrossRef]

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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]

Turi, L.

Ullrich, J.

J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, A. Dorn, R. Dörner, L. P. H. Schmidt, and H. Schmidt-Böcking, “Recoil-ion and electron momentum spectroscopy: reaction-microscopes,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 66(9), 1463–1545 (2003).
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T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77(1), 125–128 (2003).
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Veitas, G.

Wandt, C.

C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Broadband amplification by picosecond OPCPA in DKDP pumped at 515 nm,” Opt. Express 20(4), 4619–4629 (2012).
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I. Ahmad, S. A. 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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Wang, T. J.

I. Ahmad, S. A. 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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Weber, N.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
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Weiler, S.

Wirth, A.

J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
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Yakovlev, V. S.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, 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).
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I. Ahmad, S. A. 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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T. Binhammer, S. Rausch, M. Jackstadt, G. Palmer, and U. Morgner, “Phase-stable Ti:sapphire oscillator quasi-synchronously pumped by a thin-disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B 100(1), 219–223 (2010).
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T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77(1), 125–128 (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. Paschotta, “Noise of mode-locked lasers (Part II): timing jitter and other fluctuations,” Appl. Phys. B 79(2), 163–173 (2004).
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J. Lin, N. Weber, A. Wirth, S. H. Chew, M. Escher, M. Merkel, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, “Time of flight-photoemission electron microscope for ultrahigh spatiotemporal probing of nanoplasmonic optical fields,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21(31), 314005 (2009).
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S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
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A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
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J. Neuhaus, D. Bauer, J. Zhang, A. Killi, J. Kleinbauer, M. Kumkar, S. Weiler, M. Guina, D. H. Sutter, and T. Dekorsy, “Subpicosecond thin-disk laser oscillator with pulse energies of up to 25.9 microjoules by use of an active multipass geometry,” Opt. Express 16(25), 20530–20539 (2008).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the Yb:YAG oscillator. HR, high reflector; DM, dispersive mirror; OC, output coupler; BP, Brewster plate; SESAM, Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The autocorrelation trace (left), optical spectrum (middle), the RF spectrum (right) and the beam profile (inset) of the Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Block diagram of the system; CM, chirped mirror.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The cross-correlation trace at the monitoring stage with only the electronic loop (left) and after activating the optical loop (right).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Calculated error signal of the optical loop for −50 fs (left), 0 fs (middle) and + 50 fs (right) timing offset between the two pulse trains.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Schematic representation of the timing jitter. Solid blue line, Yb:YAG pulse. Red and purple filled areas: SFG signal for different relative timing (left). The Allan variance of the measured timing jitter (right).

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

The measured SFG at the monitoring stage: at the peak of the SFG signal (left), at the half of the SFG peak (right).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Left: The seed spectrum (gray) and the amplified spectra at 490 nJ (black) and 700 nJ (red). Insert: retrieved FROG trace for 240 nJ. Right: FROG retrieval in the time domain. Insert: the transformed-limited pulse.

Equations (1)

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τ c = τ Ti:Sa 2 + τ Yb:YAG 2 + τ j 2

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