Abstract

We demonstrate a new regime for mid-infrared optical parametric chirped- pulse amplification (OPCPA) based on achromatic quasi-phase-matching. Our mid-infrared OPCPA system is based on collinear aperiodically poled lithium niobate (APPLN) pre-amplifiers and a non-collinear PPLN power amplifier which is operated in an achromatic phase-matching configuration. The idler output has a bandwidth of 800 nm centered at 3.4 µm. After compression, we obtain a pulse duration of 44.2 fs and a pulse energy of 21.8 µJ at a repetition rate of 50 kHz. We explain the wide applicability of the non-collinear QPM amplification scheme we used, including how it could enable octave-spanning OPCPA in a single device when combined with an aperiodic QPM grating.

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2014 (1)

2013 (7)

2012 (8)

E. Pelletier, A. Sell, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. J. D. Miller, “Mid-infrared optical parametric amplifier based on a LGSe crystal and pumped at 1.6 μm,” Opt. Express 20(25), 27456–27464 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, H. Fattahi, M. Ueffing, X. Gu, M. Ossiander, T. Metzger, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, G. Marcus, F. Krausz, R. Kienberger, and N. Karpowicz, “Carrier-envelope-phase-stable, 1.2 mJ, 1.5 cycle laser pulses at 2.1 μm,” Opt. Lett. 37(23), 4973–4975 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, “Half-joule output optical-parametric oscillation by using 10-mm-thick periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3.,” Opt. Express 20(18), 20002–20010 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. R. Phillips, J. Jiang, C. Mohr, A. C. Lin, C. Langrock, M. Snure, D. Bliss, M. Zhu, I. Hartl, J. S. Harris, M. E. Fermann, and M. M. Fejer, “Widely tunable midinfrared difference frequency generation in orientation-patterned GaAs pumped with a femtosecond Tm-fiber system,” Opt. Lett. 37(14), 2928–2930 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Heese, C. R. Phillips, B. W. Mayer, L. Gallmann, M. M. Fejer, and U. Keller, “75 MW few-cycle mid-infrared pulses from a collinear apodized APPLN-based OPCPA,” Opt. Express 20(24), 26888–26894 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S.-W. Huang, J. Moses, and F. X. Kärtner, “Broadband noncollinear optical parametric amplification without angularly dispersed idler,” Opt. Lett. 37(14), 2796–2798 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (1)

C. Heese, A. E. Oehler, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-energy picosecond Nd:YVO4 slab amplifier for OPCPA pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 103(1), 5–8 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (2)

M. C. Chen, P. Arpin, T. Popmintchev, M. Gerrity, B. Zhang, M. Seaberg, D. Popmintchev, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright, coherent, ultrafast soft x-ray harmonics spanning the water window from a tabletop light source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(17), 173901 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Heese, L. Gallmann, U. Keller, C. R. Phillips, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband, highly flexible amplifier for ultrashort midinfrared laser pulses based on aperiodically poled Mg:LiNbO3.,” Opt. Lett. 35(14), 2340–2342 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (2)

2008 (4)

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit,” Nat. Phys. 4(5), 386–389 (2008).
[Crossref]

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[Crossref]

M. Charbonneau-Lefort, B. Afeyan, and M. M. Fejer, “Optical parametric amplifiers using chirped quasi-phase-matching gratings I: Practical design formulas,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(4), 463–480 (2008).
[Crossref]

M. Charbonneau-Lefort, B. Afeyan, and M. M. Fejer, “Competing collinear and noncollinear interactions in chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(9), 1402–1413 (2008).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

2005 (1)

A. A. Zholents, “Method of an enhanced self-amplified spontaneous emission for x-ray free electron lasers,” Phys. Rev. Spec. Top. Accel. Beams 8, 040701 (2005).

2004 (1)

C. J. Fecko, J. J. Loparo, and A. Tokmakoff, “Generation of 45 femtosecond pulses at 3 µm with a KNbO3 optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 241(4-6), 521–528 (2004).
[Crossref]

2001 (2)

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[Crossref]

C.-W. Hsu and C. C. Yang, “Broadband infrared generation with noncollinear optical parametric processes on periodically poled LiNbO3,” Opt. Lett. 26(18), 1412–1414 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

1997 (1)

1995 (1)

P. Hamm, M. Zurek, W. Mäntele, M. Meyer, H. Scheer, and W. Zinth, “Femtosecond infrared spectroscopy of reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides between 1000 and 1800 cm-1.,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 92(6), 1826–1830 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, “Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: Tuning and tolerances,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(11), 2631–2654 (1992).
[Crossref]

1979 (1)

R. A. Baumgartner and R. Byer, “Optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15(6), 432–444 (1979).
[Crossref]

Afeyan, B.

Agostini, P.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit,” Nat. Phys. 4(5), 386–389 (2008).
[Crossref]

Alber, M. S.

Ališauskas, S.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Andriukaitis, G.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arie, A.

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[Crossref]

Arpin, P.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. C. Chen, P. Arpin, T. Popmintchev, M. Gerrity, B. Zhang, M. Seaberg, D. Popmintchev, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright, coherent, ultrafast soft x-ray harmonics spanning the water window from a tabletop light source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(17), 173901 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Balciunas, T.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Baltuška, A.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, T. Metzger, C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, A. Baltuška, 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]

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuška, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, “Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1 microm,” Opt. Lett. 31(8), 1103–1105 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Baudisch, M.

Baumgartner, R. A.

R. A. Baumgartner and R. Byer, “Optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15(6), 432–444 (1979).
[Crossref]

Becker, A.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Becouarn, L.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[Crossref]

Benedick, A.

Biegert, J.

Blaga, C. I.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit,” Nat. Phys. 4(5), 386–389 (2008).
[Crossref]

Bliss, D.

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Brown, S.

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Pervak, V.

Phillips, C. R.

C. R. Phillips, B. W. Mayer, L. Gallmann, M. M. Fejer, and U. Keller, “Design constraints of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification based on chirped quasi-phase-matching gratings,” Opt. Express 22(8), 9627–9658 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. W. Mayer, C. R. Phillips, L. Gallmann, M. M. Fejer, and U. Keller, “Sub-four-cycle laser pulses directly from a high-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier at 3.4 μm,” Opt. Lett. 38(21), 4265–4268 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. R. Phillips, J. S. Pelc, and M. M. Fejer, “Parametric processes in quasi-phasematching gratings with random duty cycle errors,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(4), 982–993 (2013).
[Crossref]

C. R. Phillips, C. Langrock, D. Chang, Y. W. Lin, L. Gallmann, and M. M. Fejer, “Apodization of chirped quasi-phasematching devices,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(6), 1551–1568 (2013).
[Crossref]

C. R. Phillips, L. Gallmann, and M. M. Fejer, “Design of quasi-phasematching gratings via convex optimization,” Opt. Express 21(8), 10139–10159 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. R. Phillips, J. Jiang, C. Mohr, A. C. Lin, C. Langrock, M. Snure, D. Bliss, M. Zhu, I. Hartl, J. S. Harris, M. E. Fermann, and M. M. Fejer, “Widely tunable midinfrared difference frequency generation in orientation-patterned GaAs pumped with a femtosecond Tm-fiber system,” Opt. Lett. 37(14), 2928–2930 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Heese, C. R. Phillips, B. W. Mayer, L. Gallmann, M. M. Fejer, and U. Keller, “75 MW few-cycle mid-infrared pulses from a collinear apodized APPLN-based OPCPA,” Opt. Express 20(24), 26888–26894 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Heese, L. Gallmann, U. Keller, C. R. Phillips, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband, highly flexible amplifier for ultrashort midinfrared laser pulses based on aperiodically poled Mg:LiNbO3.,” Opt. Lett. 35(14), 2340–2342 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pinguet, T. J.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[Crossref]

Plaja, L.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Popmintchev, D.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. C. Chen, P. Arpin, T. Popmintchev, M. Gerrity, B. Zhang, M. Seaberg, D. Popmintchev, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright, coherent, ultrafast soft x-ray harmonics spanning the water window from a tabletop light source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(17), 173901 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Popmintchev, T.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. C. Chen, P. Arpin, T. Popmintchev, M. Gerrity, B. Zhang, M. Seaberg, D. Popmintchev, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright, coherent, ultrafast soft x-ray harmonics spanning the water window from a tabletop light source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(17), 173901 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pugzlys, A.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Qian, L.

Ranitovic, P.

D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Robbins, J. M.

Sacks, Z.

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[Crossref]

Scheer, H.

P. Hamm, M. Zurek, W. Mäntele, M. Meyer, H. Scheer, and W. Zinth, “Femtosecond infrared spectroscopy of reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides between 1000 and 1800 cm-1.,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 92(6), 1826–1830 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Schrauth, S. E.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Schwarz, A.

Seaberg, M.

M. C. Chen, P. Arpin, T. Popmintchev, M. Gerrity, B. Zhang, M. Seaberg, D. Popmintchev, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright, coherent, ultrafast soft x-ray harmonics spanning the water window from a tabletop light source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(17), 173901 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sell, A.

Shim, B.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Ališauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuška, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science 336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
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Shirane, M.

Shoji, I.

Simanovskii, D. M.

Snure, M.

Suchowski, H.

Taira, T.

Tate, J.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit,” Nat. Phys. 4(5), 386–389 (2008).
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Teisset, C. Y.

Thai, A.

Tokmakoff, A.

C. J. Fecko, J. J. Loparo, and A. Tokmakoff, “Generation of 45 femtosecond pulses at 3 µm with a KNbO3 optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 241(4-6), 521–528 (2004).
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D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
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Toshima, N.

D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
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Tourreau, P. J.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[Crossref]

Ueffing, M.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Vrakking, M. J. J.

D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
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Weyburne, D.

Wheeler, J.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit,” Nat. Phys. 4(5), 386–389 (2008).
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Witte, S.

D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
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Yang, C. C.

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D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
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M. C. Chen, P. Arpin, T. Popmintchev, M. Gerrity, B. Zhang, M. Seaberg, D. Popmintchev, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright, coherent, ultrafast soft x-ray harmonics spanning the water window from a tabletop light source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(17), 173901 (2010).
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A. A. Zholents, “Method of an enhanced self-amplified spontaneous emission for x-ray free electron lasers,” Phys. Rev. Spec. Top. Accel. Beams 8, 040701 (2005).

Zhong, H.

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D. D. Hickstein, P. Ranitovic, S. Witte, X.-M. Tong, Y. Huismans, P. Arpin, X. Zhou, K. E. Keister, C. W. Hogle, B. Zhang, C. Ding, P. Johnsson, N. Toshima, M. J. J. Vrakking, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Direct visualization of laser-driven electron multiple scattering and tunneling distance in strong-field ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(7), 073004 (2012).
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P. Hamm, M. Zurek, W. Mäntele, M. Meyer, H. Scheer, and W. Zinth, “Femtosecond infrared spectroscopy of reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides between 1000 and 1800 cm-1.,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 92(6), 1826–1830 (1995).
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C. Heese, A. E. Oehler, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-energy picosecond Nd:YVO4 slab amplifier for OPCPA pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 103(1), 5–8 (2011).
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P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, D. M. Simanovskii, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. Bliss, and D. Weyburne, “Optical parametric generation of a mid-infrared continuum in orientation-patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 71–73 (2006).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the mid-IR OPCPA. The angular-dispersion-free idler extracted from the pre-amplifier OPA2 is used as seed for the non-collinear PPLN power amplifier (OPA3) shown in the dashed box.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a): Illustration of the achromatic phase-matching scheme used for the power amplifier (OPA3). The frequency-dependent signal angle is chosen to yield zero phase mismatch in the transverse direction. Inset: zoom-in on the circled region, showing the associated spread of Δk(λ) in the longitudinal direction across the pulse spectrum. (b) Collinear phase-matching diagram for two spectral components in a chirped QPM device (e.g. OPA1 and OPA2), for comparison to the non-collinear scheme. The chirped grating structure is shown along with three green arrows indicating the spatially-varying grating k-vector Kg. (c) Phase-mismatch Δk0(λ) in the absence of a QPM grating for the non-collinear (green curve) and collinear (blue curve) configurations shown in (a) and (b), respectively. (d): Phase-matching period for several different angles of the pump beam. The QPM poling-period of 26 µm used for OPA3 is indicated by the black dashed line. (e) Example small-signal gain spectrum enabled by such a device.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a): Measured spectra of the input idler (blue) and output idler (red) of the non-collinear OPCPA power amplifier. The inset shows the good input idler beam profile produced by the second APPLN pre-amplifier, OPA2. (b) Spectral characterization of the OPG background, measured by blocking the near-IR seed pulses before the first APPLN pre-amplifier, in comparison to the idler pulse spectrum. Our measurements show that the energy of this OPG background is at least 34.6 dB lower than the idler pulse energy.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a): Measured SHG-FROG spectrogram. (b): Retrieved spectrogram. (c): Measured (red) and retrieved (black) idler spectrum and spectral phase (blue dashed) after compression. (d): Retrieved temporal intensity profile. The inset shows the idler beam profile. The FROG-error of the reconstruction for a grid size of 512 by 512 points is 0.0125.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Phase-mismatch for unwanted processes for two pump wavelengths and angles geometries. (a) θp = 0° and λp = 1064 nm, i.e. collinear beams, as currently used in our APPLN devices and discussed in [20]. (b) Non-collinear configuration with θp = 7.5°and λp = 1030 nm. We assume idler seeding with angle 0° to the grating k-vector. The plane of incidence includes the crystal c-axis. Several processes are shown: SHG of the nominal pump, signal and idler waves; SFG of the idler and signal with the pump; DFG between the signal and idler waves; and amplification of this signal-idler difference frequency by the pump. The signal is discarded, so processes involving this wave are less critical. The curves are cut off when one of the wavelengths involved lies beyond 5 µm, based on the high absorption and inaccuracy of the Sellmeier relation beyond this wavelength [30]. In (a), the idler SHG process cannot be avoided across the whole wavelength range shown, as discussed in the text. In (b), with a positive QPM chirp rate, corresponding to a QPM period increasing with position through the grating from 21.6 µm to 24.4 µm, idler wavelengths from 2.3 µm to 5 µm (and possibly further, limited by absorption and accuracy of the Sellmeier equation) can be amplified while suppressing the parasitic processes shown.

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G ss = | cosh( gL )+i Δk 2g sinh( gL ) | 2 ,
η max =1 ( Δk 2γ ) 2 ,
w wo w p ( γL )tan( θ ) ( γ w p ) ( P 0 / P p,pk ) 1/2 arccosh( G ss )tan( θ ).
w wo w p ( | Δk' |L γ ) ( P 0 P p,pk ) 1/2 ln( G ss )tan( θ ) 2π ,

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