Abstract

We report on the development of a 2 MHz non collinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) for high repetition rate time resolved X-ray or optical spectroscopy. Our modular and very flexible device is pumped by the second and third harmonics of a commercial femtosecond Ytterbium-doped fiber laser. The amplified pulses are tunable from 520 nm to 1000 nm with pulse durations between 15 and 30 fs over the full tuning range. The same setup is also suitable for broadband amplification and we demonstrate the generation of 6 fs pulses at a central wavelength of 850 nm as well as the generation of a broadband spectrum supporting 4.2 fs transform limited pulse duration at a central wavelength of 570 nm. Very high stability and compactness is achieved thanks to an optimized mechanical design.

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2014 (1)

S. Maillot, A. Carvalho, J. P. Vola, C. Boudier, Y. Mély, S. Haacke, and J. Léonard, “Out-of-equilibrium biomolecular interactions monitored by picosecond fluorescence in microfluidic droplets,” Lab Chip 14(10), 1767–1774 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2013 (2)

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

J. Rothhardt, S. Demmler, S. Hädrich, T. Peschel, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thermal effects in high average power optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 38(5), 763–765 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2012 (3)

2011 (4)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

V. Pervak, “Recent development and new ideas in the field of dispersive multilayer optics,” Appl. Opt. 50(9), C55–C61 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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2003 (1)

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

2002 (1)

1998 (2)

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, “Sub-8-fs pulses from an ultrabroadband optical parametric amplifier in the visible,” Opt. Lett. 23(16), 1283–1285 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Shirakawa and T. Kobayashi, “Noncollinearly phase-matched femtosecond optical parametric amplification with a 2000 cm−1 bandwidth,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 72(2), 147–149 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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1984 (1)

Abela, R.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aguergaray, C.

Amarasinghe, D. C. V.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Apolonski, A.

Baltuška, A.

Baum, P.

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

C. Homann, C. Schriever, P. Baum, and E. Riedle, “Octave wide tunable uv-pumped NOPA: pulses down to 20 fs at 0.5 MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5746–5756 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Benedetti, E.

Beutler, M.

Binhammer, T.

Borca, C.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Boudier, C.

S. Maillot, A. Carvalho, J. P. Vola, C. Boudier, Y. Mély, S. Haacke, and J. Léonard, “Out-of-equilibrium biomolecular interactions monitored by picosecond fluorescence in microfluidic droplets,” Lab Chip 14(10), 1767–1774 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bradler, M.

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

Brida, D.

Bromage, J.

Calegari, F.

Carvalho, A.

S. Maillot, A. Carvalho, J. P. Vola, C. Boudier, Y. Mély, S. Haacke, and J. Léonard, “Out-of-equilibrium biomolecular interactions monitored by picosecond fluorescence in microfluidic droplets,” Lab Chip 14(10), 1767–1774 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cavallari, M.

Cerullo, G.

Chergui, M.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chipperfield, L.

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

Corkum, P. B.

Cormier, E.

De Silvestri, S.

Demmler, S.

Descamps, D.

Dorrer, C.

Driscoll, T. J.

Eidam, T.

Emons, M.

Fattahi, H.

Fork, R. L.

Fraser, J. M.

Fuji, T.

Gale, G. M.

Ghotbi, M.

Gordon, J. P.

Graf, R.

Grolimund, D.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gu, X.

Haacke, S.

S. Maillot, A. Carvalho, J. P. Vola, C. Boudier, Y. Mély, S. Haacke, and J. Léonard, “Out-of-equilibrium biomolecular interactions monitored by picosecond fluorescence in microfluidic droplets,” Lab Chip 14(10), 1767–1774 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hache, F.

Hädrich, S.

Hanna, D. C.

Harth, A.

Homann, C.

Huthwelker, T.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Janousch, M.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jocher, C.

Joffre, M.

Johnson, S. L.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Karlsson, S.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kobayashi, T.

Krausz, F.

Krebs, M.

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

Krok, P.

Lang, T.

Léonard, J.

S. Maillot, A. Carvalho, J. P. Vola, C. Boudier, Y. Mély, S. Haacke, and J. Léonard, “Out-of-equilibrium biomolecular interactions monitored by picosecond fluorescence in microfluidic droplets,” Lab Chip 14(10), 1767–1774 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Likforman, J.-P.

Lima, F. A.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Limpert, J.

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

J. Rothhardt, S. Demmler, S. Hädrich, T. Peschel, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thermal effects in high average power optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 38(5), 763–765 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rothhardt, S. Demmler, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Octave-spanning OPCPA system delivering CEP-stable few-cycle pulses and 22 W of average power at 1 MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 20(10), 10870–10878 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

C. Aguergaray, O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, D. Schimpf, D. Descamps, S. Petit, J. Limpert, and E. Cormier, “Ultra-wide parametric amplification at 800 nm toward octave spanning,” Opt. Express 17(7), 5153–5162 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 32(24), 3495–3497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. N. Schimpf, J. Rothhardt, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and D. C. Hanna, “Theoretical analysis of the gain bandwidth for noncollinear parametric amplification of ultrafast pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(11), 2837–2846 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate fiber amplifier pumped sub-20 fs optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16729–16736 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lochbrunner, S.

Maillot, S.

S. Maillot, A. Carvalho, J. P. Vola, C. Boudier, Y. Mély, S. Haacke, and J. Léonard, “Out-of-equilibrium biomolecular interactions monitored by picosecond fluorescence in microfluidic droplets,” Lab Chip 14(10), 1767–1774 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Major, Z.

Manzoni, C.

Martinez, O. E.

Mély, Y.

S. Maillot, A. Carvalho, J. P. Vola, C. Boudier, Y. Mély, S. Haacke, and J. Léonard, “Out-of-equilibrium biomolecular interactions monitored by picosecond fluorescence in microfluidic droplets,” Lab Chip 14(10), 1767–1774 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Metzger, T.

Milne, C. J.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Morgner, U.

Nisoli, M.

Noack, F.

Okamura, K.

Palmer, G.

Pervak, V.

Peschel, T.

Petit, S.

Pham, V.-T.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Piel, J.

Pronin, O.

Rausch, S.

Reinhard, M.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Riedle, E.

Rittmann-Frank, M. H.

F. A. Lima, C. J. Milne, D. C. V. Amarasinghe, M. H. Rittmann-Frank, R. M. van der Veen, M. Reinhard, V.-T. Pham, S. Karlsson, S. L. Johnson, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, T. Huthwelker, M. Janousch, F. van Mourik, R. Abela, and M. Chergui, “A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(6), 063111 (2011).
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Rothhardt, J.

M. Krebs, S. Hädrich, S. Demmler, J. Rothhardt, A. Zaïr, L. Chipperfield, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Towards isolated attosecond pulses at megahertz repetition rates,” Nat. Photonics 7(7), 555–559 (2013).
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J. Rothhardt, S. Demmler, S. Hädrich, T. Peschel, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thermal effects in high average power optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 38(5), 763–765 (2013).
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J. Rothhardt, S. Demmler, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Octave-spanning OPCPA system delivering CEP-stable few-cycle pulses and 22 W of average power at 1 MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 20(10), 10870–10878 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Bromage, J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, C. Dorrer, C. Jocher, S. Demmler, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and J. D. Zuegel, “Analysis and suppression of parasitic processes in noncollinear optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19(18), 16797–16808 (2011).
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C. Aguergaray, O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, D. Schimpf, D. Descamps, S. Petit, J. Limpert, and E. Cormier, “Ultra-wide parametric amplification at 800 nm toward octave spanning,” Opt. Express 17(7), 5153–5162 (2009).
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F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 32(24), 3495–3497 (2007).
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J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate fiber amplifier pumped sub-20 fs optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16729–16736 (2007).
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J. Rothhardt, S. Demmler, S. Hädrich, T. Peschel, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thermal effects in high average power optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 38(5), 763–765 (2013).
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J. Rothhardt, S. Demmler, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Octave-spanning OPCPA system delivering CEP-stable few-cycle pulses and 22 W of average power at 1 MHz repetition rate,” Opt. Express 20(10), 10870–10878 (2012).
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D. N. Schimpf, J. Rothhardt, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and D. C. Hanna, “Theoretical analysis of the gain bandwidth for noncollinear parametric amplification of ultrafast pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(11), 2837–2846 (2007).
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J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate fiber amplifier pumped sub-20 fs optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16729–16736 (2007).
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Vola, J. P.

S. Maillot, A. Carvalho, J. P. Vola, C. Boudier, Y. Mély, S. Haacke, and J. Léonard, “Out-of-equilibrium biomolecular interactions monitored by picosecond fluorescence in microfluidic droplets,” Lab Chip 14(10), 1767–1774 (2014).
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Vozzi, C.

Wilhelm, T.

Zaïr, A.

M. Krebs, S. Hädrich, S. Demmler, J. Rothhardt, A. Zaïr, L. Chipperfield, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Towards isolated attosecond pulses at megahertz repetition rates,” Nat. Photonics 7(7), 555–559 (2013).
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J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High repetition rate fiber amplifier pumped sub-20 fs optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16729–16736 (2007).
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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the 2 MHz NOPA prototype. HWP: half waveplate; BS: beam splitter; PBS: polarizing beam splitter cube; VND: variable neutral density filter; Lx: plano-convex spherical lens; WLG: white light continuum plate; Mx: mirror; AC: achromatic lens doublet; DR: dispersion rod; DL: delay line; C: calcite compensation plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral tunability of the TH (a) and SH-pumped NOPA (b).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output energy of the TH (a) and SH-pumped NOPA (b).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Typical amplified beam profiles: TH-NOPA at 640 nm and 2 MHz (a), same at 200 kHz (b) and SH-NOPA at 820 nm and 2 MHz (c).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

SH-NOPA power fluctuations measured over 90 minutes. The drop-out corresponds to an opening of the laser shutter.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Ultra-broadband spectrum generated in the TH (a) and SH pumped NOPA (b) at magic angle.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

SH-NOPA chirped mirrors compression setup.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Transform limited (red dots) compared to measured pulse duration (green squares) after compression of the TH-NOPA with a fused silica prism compressor (a) and SH-pumped NOPA with a chirped mirrors compressor (b).

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

a) Shortest autocorrelation traces (green) and Gaussian fits (red) of the TH-NOPA. b) FC-SPIDER temporal profile reconstruction of the shortest SH-NOPA compressed pulses at 875 nm for the on-purpose limited spectral bandwidth obtained in the tunable operation mode (Fig. 2).

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

FC-SPIDER temporal and spectral characterization of the ultrashort 6,0 fs pulses at 840 nm.

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