Abstract

We present a compact and ultra-stable few-cycle OPCPA system. In two non-collinear parametric amplification stages pulse energies up to 17 µJ at 200 kHz repetition rate are obtained. Recompression of the broadband pulses down to 6.3 fs is performed with chirped mirrors leading to peak powers above 800 MW. The parametric amplification processes were studied in detail employing (2 + 1) dimensional numerical simulations and compared to experimental observations in terms of spectral shapes, pulse energy, spatial effects as well as delay dependent nonlinear mixing products. This gives new insights into the parametric process and design guidelines for high repetition rate OPCPA systems.

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S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

A. Thai, M. Hemmer, P. K. Bates, O. Chalus, and J. Biegert, “Sub-250-mrad, passively carrier-envelope-phase-stable mid-infrared OPCPA source at high repetition rate,” Opt. Lett.36(19), 3918–3920 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cerullo, A. Baltuška, O. D. Mücke, and C. Vozzi, “Few-optical-cycle light pulses with passive carrier- envelope phase stabilization,” Laser Photon. Rev.5(3), 323–351 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

A. Vernaleken, J. Weitenberg, T. Sartorius, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, S. L. Stebbings, M. F. Kling, P. Hommelhoff, H. D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, F. Krausz, T. W. Hänsch, and T. Udem, “Single-pass high-harmonic generation at 20.8 MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Lett.36(17), 3428–3430 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (2)

M. Schultze, T. Binhammer, G. Palmer, M. Emons, T. Lang, and U. Morgner, “Multi-μJ, CEP-stabilized, two-cycle pulses from an OPCPA system with up to 500 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express18(26), 27291–27297 (2010), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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), doi:.
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

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), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

2006 (1)

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.12(2), 163–172 (2006), http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1632161&isnumber=34227 .
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Phase-Controlled Amplification of Few-Cycle Laser Pulses,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.9(4), 972–989 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

G. G. Paulus, F. Grasbon, H. Walther, P. Villoresi, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, E. Priori, and S. De Silvestri, “Absolute-Phase phenomena in photoionization with few-cycle laser pulses,” Nature414(6860), 182–184 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

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

Adachi, S.

Andersen, J. N.

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Anttu, N.

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuška, A.

G. Cerullo, A. Baltuška, O. D. Mücke, and C. Vozzi, “Few-optical-cycle light pulses with passive carrier- envelope phase stabilization,” Laser Photon. Rev.5(3), 323–351 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Phase-Controlled Amplification of Few-Cycle Laser Pulses,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.9(4), 972–989 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bates, P. K.

Bhardwaj, S.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

Binhammer, T.

Birge, J. R.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Blattermann, A.

C.-T. Chiang, A. Blattermann, M. Huth, J. Kirschner, and W. Widdra, “High-order harmonic generation at 4 MHz as a light source for time-of-flight photoemission spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett.101(7), 071116 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

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), doi:.
[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), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Butkus, R.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.12(2), 163–172 (2006), http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1632161&isnumber=34227 .
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

G. Cerullo, A. Baltuška, O. D. Mücke, and C. Vozzi, “Few-optical-cycle light pulses with passive carrier- envelope phase stabilization,” Laser Photon. Rev.5(3), 323–351 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[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), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Chalus, O.

Chen, L.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Chiang, C.-T.

C.-T. Chiang, A. Blattermann, M. Huth, J. Kirschner, and W. Widdra, “High-order harmonic generation at 4 MHz as a light source for time-of-flight photoemission spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett.101(7), 071116 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Chipperfield, L.

M. Krebs, S. Hädrich, S. Demmler, J. Rothhardt, A. Zaїr, L. Chipperfield, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Towards isolated attosecond pulses at megahertz repetition rates,” Nat. Photonics7(7), 555–559 (2013), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Cirmi, G.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[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), doi:.
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, 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), doi:.
[CrossRef]

G. G. Paulus, F. Grasbon, H. Walther, P. Villoresi, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, E. Priori, and S. De Silvestri, “Absolute-Phase phenomena in photoionization with few-cycle laser pulses,” Nature414(6860), 182–184 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Demmler, S.

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.12(2), 163–172 (2006), http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1632161&isnumber=34227 .
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Emons, M.

Fordell, T.

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Goulielmakis, E.

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Phase-Controlled Amplification of Few-Cycle Laser Pulses,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.9(4), 972–989 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Grasbon, F.

G. G. Paulus, F. Grasbon, H. Walther, P. Villoresi, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, E. Priori, and S. De Silvestri, “Absolute-Phase phenomena in photoionization with few-cycle laser pulses,” Nature414(6860), 182–184 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hädrich, S.

Hänsch, T. W.

A. Vernaleken, J. Weitenberg, T. Sartorius, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, S. L. Stebbings, M. F. Kling, P. Hommelhoff, H. D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, F. Krausz, T. W. Hänsch, and T. Udem, “Single-pass high-harmonic generation at 20.8 MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Lett.36(17), 3428–3430 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Phase-Controlled Amplification of Few-Cycle Laser Pulses,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.9(4), 972–989 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Harth, A.

Hemmer, M.

Herrmann, D.

Hilner, E.

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hoffmann, H. D.

Hommelhoff, P.

Hong, K.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Huang, S.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Huth, M.

C.-T. Chiang, A. Blattermann, M. Huth, J. Kirschner, and W. Widdra, “High-order harmonic generation at 4 MHz as a light source for time-of-flight photoemission spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett.101(7), 071116 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Ishii, N.

Itatani, J.

Kanai, T.

Kärtner, F. X.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Phase-Controlled Amplification of Few-Cycle Laser Pulses,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.9(4), 972–989 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kirschner, J.

C.-T. Chiang, A. Blattermann, M. Huth, J. Kirschner, and W. Widdra, “High-order harmonic generation at 4 MHz as a light source for time-of-flight photoemission spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett.101(7), 071116 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Kling, M. F.

Klünder, K.

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kobayashi, T.

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

Kobayashi, Y.

Kosuge, A.

Krausz, F.

Krebs, M.

M. Krebs, S. Hädrich, S. Demmler, J. Rothhardt, A. Zaїr, L. Chipperfield, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Towards isolated attosecond pulses at megahertz repetition rates,” Nat. Photonics7(7), 555–559 (2013), doi:.
[CrossRef]

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, M. Krebs, S. Demmler, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Improving carrier-envelope phase stability in optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifiers by control of timing jitter,” Opt. Lett.37(23), 4910–4912 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L’Huillier, A.

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lang, T.

Li, E.

S. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. Chen, E. Li, B. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics5(8), 475–479 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Lundgren, E.

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Luo, G.

A. Mikkelsen, J. Schwenke, T. Fordell, G. Luo, K. Klünder, E. Hilner, N. Anttu, A. A. Zakharov, E. Lundgren, J. Mauritsson, J. N. Andersen, H. Q. Xu, and A. L’Huillier, “Photoemission electron microscopy using extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulse trains,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.80(12), 123703 (2009), doi:.
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the OPCPA system: SHG: Second Harmonic Generation; NOPA: Non-collinear Optical Parametric Amplifier; DCM: Double Chirped Mirrors; f-to-2f: interferometer for the carrier envelope phase measurement.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

a) Measured spectrum from the compressed pulse after the second NOPA stage (black) together with the spectral phase (dotted blue) from the SPIDER measurement. b) Reconstructed pulse from the SPIDER measurement.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

a) Interference pattern measured with the f-to-2f interferometer after the second parametric amplification stage and the chirped mirror compressor controlled with the second feedback loop. The spectra were recorded with 3 ms integration time and an average over 10 spectra respectively. b) Phase of the fringe pattern given in Fig. 3(a) corresponding to an rms noise < 70 mrad.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

a) Measured spectra obtained from the first (shadowed red) and second (shadowed blue) NOPA stage together with the calculated spectra from the numerical simulation of the first (dashed line) and second (black line) NOPA. b) Measured (red first NOPA, blue second NOPA) and calculated (black circles) pulse energy after each amplification stage for different pump energies.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Results of the numerical model with the parameters from the first parametric amplification stage. For comparison the visible wavelength range are shaded. The picture shows the 515 nm pump (feature A) at alpha = 0°, the broadband seed (between 0.27 - 0.46 PHz, B) with the parasitic SHG at 0.7 PHz (C). Also visible is the spectral dispersive idler wave in the infrared (IR) region (D) at negative angles with frequency doubling to the visible (VIS) region (E) together with further mixing products in the visible (F, G, J). The inset shows a photograph taken from a screen behind the first BBO crystal with a hole for the pump light.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

a) Integration over the spatial power distribution of the visible wavelength range given from the results of the numerical simulation of the first amplification stage as a function of the relative delay between signal and pump. b) Shows the evaluation of the photographs from the experiment (given in 6c) taken from the experiment after the first parametric amplification stage with delay variation in steps of 67 fs between signal and pump.

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