Abstract

We present a compact TW-class OPCPA system operating at 800 nm. Broadband seed pulses are generated and pre-amplified to 25 μJ in a white light continuum seeded femtosecond NOPA. Amplification of the seed pulses to 35 mJ at a repetition rate of 10 Hz and compression to 9 fs is demonstrated.

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2013

C. Homann, E. Riedle, “Direct measurement of the effective input noise power of an optical parametric amplifier,” Laser Photon. Rev. 7, 580–588 (2013).
[CrossRef]

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. Loriot, G. Gitzinger, N. Forget, “Self-referenced characterization of femtosecond laser pulses by chirp scan,” Opt. Express 21, 24879–24893 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2012

S. Witte, K. S. E. Eikema, “Ultrafast Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron. 18, 296–307 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavicius, “High-energy Nd : YAG-amplification system for OPCPA pumping,” Quantum Electron. 42, 567–574 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat-top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52, 193–202 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

J. Fülöp, Z. Major, B. Horváth, F. Tavella, A. Baltuška, F. Krausz, “Shaping of picosecond pulses for pumping optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 79–84 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005

1993

D. Kane, R. Trebino, “Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating,” IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 29, 571–579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992

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

Adachi, S.

Adamonis, J.

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavicius, “High-energy Nd : YAG-amplification system for OPCPA pumping,” Quantum Electron. 42, 567–574 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat-top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52, 193–202 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ališauskas, S.

Andriukaitis, G.

Antipenkov, R.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat-top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52, 193–202 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavicius, “High-energy Nd : YAG-amplification system for OPCPA pumping,” Quantum Electron. 42, 567–574 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. Antipenkov, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, A. P. Piskarskas, “Femtosecond Yb:KGW MOPA driven broadband NOPA as a frontend for TW few-cycle pulse systems,” Opt. Express 19, 3519–3524 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Balciunas, T.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

T. Balčiūnas, O. D. Mücke, P. Mišeikis, G. Andriukaitis, A. Pugžlys, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, “Carrier envelope phase stabilization of a Yb:KGW laser amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 36, 3242–3244 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Baltuška, A.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

T. Balčiūnas, O. D. Mücke, P. Mišeikis, G. Andriukaitis, A. Pugžlys, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, “Carrier envelope phase stabilization of a Yb:KGW laser amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 36, 3242–3244 (2011).
[CrossRef]

O. D. Mücke, D. Sidorov, P. Dombi, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, S. Ališauskas, V. Smilgevičius, J. Pocius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, N. Forget, “Scalable Yb-MOPA-driven carrier-envelope phase-stable few-cycle parametric amplifier at 1.5 μm,” Opt. Lett. 34, 118–120 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Fülöp, Z. Major, B. Horváth, F. Tavella, A. Baltuška, F. Krausz, “Shaping of picosecond pulses for pumping optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 79–84 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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

Binhammer, T.

Borot, A.

Brida, D.

Buck, A.

Cerullo, G.

Cirmi, G.

Danielius, R.

Dombi, P.

Dubietis, A.

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

Eikema, K.

Eikema, K. S. E.

S. Witte, K. S. E. Eikema, “Ultrafast Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron. 18, 296–307 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Emons, M.

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

Fülöp, J.

J. Fülöp, Z. Major, B. Horváth, F. Tavella, A. Baltuška, F. Krausz, “Shaping of picosecond pulses for pumping optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 79–84 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Giniunas, L.

Gitzinger, G.

Grigaitis, D.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Herrmann, D.

Hogervorst, W.

Holzwarth, R.

Homann, C.

C. Homann, E. Riedle, “Direct measurement of the effective input noise power of an optical parametric amplifier,” Laser Photon. Rev. 7, 580–588 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Horváth, B.

J. Fülöp, Z. Major, B. Horváth, F. Tavella, A. Baltuška, F. Krausz, “Shaping of picosecond pulses for pumping optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 79–84 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ishii, N.

Itatani, J.

Jonušauskas, G.

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

Kanai, T.

Kane, D.

D. Kane, R. Trebino, “Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating,” IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 29, 571–579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Karkockas, R.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Karpavicius, L.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

Kobayashi, Y.

Köhler, S.

Kolenda, J.

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavicius, “High-energy Nd : YAG-amplification system for OPCPA pumping,” Quantum Electron. 42, 567–574 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat-top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52, 193–202 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Kosuge, A.

Krausz, F.

Krok, P.

Lochbrunner, S.

Loriot, V.

Major, Z.

J. Fülöp, Z. Major, B. Horváth, F. Tavella, A. Baltuška, F. Krausz, “Shaping of picosecond pulses for pumping optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 79–84 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Martinenaite, V.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Metzger, T.

Michailovas, A.

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavicius, “High-energy Nd : YAG-amplification system for OPCPA pumping,” Quantum Electron. 42, 567–574 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat-top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52, 193–202 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Mikalauskas, D.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailova, J. M.

Mišeikis, P.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

T. Balčiūnas, O. D. Mücke, P. Mišeikis, G. Andriukaitis, A. Pugžlys, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, “Carrier envelope phase stabilization of a Yb:KGW laser amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 36, 3242–3244 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Morgner, U.

Mücke, O. D.

Palmer, G.

Pervak, V.

Piskarskas, A.

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat-top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52, 193–202 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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

Piskarskas, A. P.

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavicius, “High-energy Nd : YAG-amplification system for OPCPA pumping,” Quantum Electron. 42, 567–574 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. Antipenkov, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, A. P. Piskarskas, “Femtosecond Yb:KGW MOPA driven broadband NOPA as a frontend for TW few-cycle pulse systems,” Opt. Express 19, 3519–3524 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pocius, J.

Pugžlys, A.

Riedle, E.

C. Homann, E. Riedle, “Direct measurement of the effective input noise power of an optical parametric amplifier,” Laser Photon. Rev. 7, 580–588 (2013).
[CrossRef]

C. Schriever, S. Lochbrunner, P. Krok, E. Riedle, “Tunable pulses from below 300 to 970 nm with durations down to 14 fs based on a 2 MHz ytterbium-doped fiber system,” Opt. Lett. 33, 192–194 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schmid, K.

Schmidt, B.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Schriever, C.

Schultze, M.

Sears, C.

Siddiqui, A. M.

Sidorov, D.

Sinkevicius, V.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Smilgevicius, V.

Stanislauskas, T.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Steinmann, A.

Tautz, R.

Tavella, F.

D. Herrmann, L. Veisz, R. Tautz, F. Tavella, K. Schmid, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, “Generation of sub-three-cycle, 16 TW light pulses by using noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification.” Opt. Lett. 34, 2459–2461 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fülöp, Z. Major, B. Horváth, F. Tavella, A. Baltuška, F. Krausz, “Shaping of picosecond pulses for pumping optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 79–84 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Teisset, C.

Torizuka, K.

Trebino, R.

D. Kane, R. Trebino, “Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating,” IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 29, 571–579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Tsakiris, G. D.

Varanavicius, A.

T. Stanislauskas, R. Antipenkov, V. Martinėnaitė, L. Karpavičius, A. Varanavičius, P. Mišeikis, D. Grigaitis, D. Mikalauskas, R. Karkockas, V. Sinkevičius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, T. Balčiūnas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, B. Schmidt, “Carrier-envelope phase control of Yb:KGW laser and parametric amplifiers,” Lith. J. Phys. 53, 17–24 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat-top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52, 193–202 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavicius, “High-energy Nd : YAG-amplification system for OPCPA pumping,” Quantum Electron. 42, 567–574 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. Antipenkov, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, A. P. Piskarskas, “Femtosecond Yb:KGW MOPA driven broadband NOPA as a frontend for TW few-cycle pulse systems,” Opt. Express 19, 3519–3524 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Veisz, L.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Layout of the OPCPA system. WLG, white light continuum generation; SHG, second harmonic generation; AOPDF, acoustooptic programmable dispersive filter; CM, chirped mirrors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) White light continuum (blue curve) and the spectra after amplification in fs NOPA (green curve) and in OPCPA (red curve). Temporal profiles of the pump pulses used in the first (b) and the second (c) picosecond OPCPA stages.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Beam profiles of the pump (a) and amplified signal (b) at the last amplification stage. (c) Beam profile at various parts of the spectrum. (d) Signal beam shape (log scale) in the waist when focused by a concave mirror (f=1 m).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Characterization of the compressed pulse: (a) Chirpscan trace. (b) Pulse spectra as retrieved by FROG (1) and measured independently (2). Spectral phases as retrieved from chirp scan (3) and FROG (4) measurements. (c) FROG trace. (d) Temporal pulse shape as measured by FROG and a transform-limited pulse (TL) with the same spectrum.

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