Abstract

The dynamics of chirped pulse amplification in thin-disk regenerative amplifiers relevant to the pumping of optical parametric chirp pulse amplification systems are described. It is shown that the suitability for reproducible pumping of subsequent nonlinear processes requires a balance between the demands of avoiding chaotic pulse train dynamics and providing a reproducible spectral phase. We describe measures that may be taken to ensure that a laser system operates in the desired stable regime.

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2014 (2)

2013 (1)

C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High-power fibre lasers,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 861–867 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (2)

2011 (4)

2009 (3)

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

M. Grishin, V. Gulbinas, and A. Michailovas, “Bifurcation suppression for stability improvement in Nd:YVO4 regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Express 17(18), 15700–15708 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2123–2125 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2007 (1)

2004 (1)

1999 (1)

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

Y.-H. Chuang, L. Zheng, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Propagation of light pulses in a chirped-pulse-amplification laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29(1), 270–280 (1993).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, 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]

Alismail, A.

Alsaif, B.

Amaro, F. D.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Antognini, A.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Arisholm, G.

Azzeer, A. M.

Barros, H. G.

Bartels, R.

Baumgartl, M.

Biraben, F.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Biswal, S.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Brauch, U.

Braun, A.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Brons, J.

Buck, A.

A. Buck, M. Nicolai, K. Schmid, C. M. S. Sears, A. Sävert, J. M. Mikhailova, F. Krausz, M. C. Kaluza, and L. Veisz, “Real-time observation of laser-driven electron acceleration,” Nat. Phys. 7(7), 543–548 (2011).
[Crossref]

Carstens, H.

Chuang, Y.-H.

Y.-H. Chuang, L. Zheng, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Propagation of light pulses in a chirped-pulse-amplification laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29(1), 270–280 (1993).
[Crossref]

Ciappina, M.

Dax, A.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Deng, Y.

Ditmire, T.

Dolkemeyer, J.

Dörring, J.

Drescher, M.

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, 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]

Duesterer, S.

Eidam, T.

Faatz, B.

Fattahi, H.

Feldhaus, J.

Geng, X. T.

Giesen, A.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

U. Brauch, A. Giesen, M. Karszewski, C. Stewen, and A. Voss, “Multiwatt diode-pumped Yb:YAG thin disk laser continuously tunable between 1018 and 1053 nm,” Opt. Lett. 20(7), 713–715 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gorjan, M.

Gottschall, T.

Graf, M.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Graf, T.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Grishin, M.

Gu, X.

Gulbinas, V.

Hädrich, S.

Haefner, M.

Hänsch, T. W.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Hönninger, C.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Indelicato, P.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jansen, F.

Jauregui, C.

Johannsen, I.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Jonušauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, 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]

Julien, L.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kaluza, M. C.

A. Buck, M. Nicolai, K. Schmid, C. M. S. Sears, A. Sävert, J. M. Mikhailova, F. Krausz, M. C. Kaluza, and L. Veisz, “Real-time observation of laser-driven electron acceleration,” Nat. Phys. 7(7), 543–548 (2011).
[Crossref]

Kao, C.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Karpowicz, N.

Karszewski, M.

Keller, U.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Kienberger, R.

Killi, A.

Kim, D.-E.

Knowles, P. E.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kopf, D.

Kottmann, F.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Krausz, F.

Lang, A.

Le Bigot, E.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Lederer, M.

Limpert, J.

Liu, Y.

A. Antognini, K. Schuhmann, F. D. Amaro, F. Biraben, A. Dax, A. Giesen, T. Graf, T. W. Hänsch, P. Indelicato, L. Julien, C. Kao, P. E. Knowles, F. Kottmann, E. Le Bigot, Y. Liu, L. Ludhova, N. Moschüring, F. Mulhauser, T. Nebel, F. Nez, P. Rabinowitz, C. Schwob, D. Taqqu, and R. Pohl, “Thin-Disk Yb : YAG Oscillator-Amplifier Laser, ASE, and Effective Yb : YAG Lifetime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45(8), 993–1005 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ludhova, L.

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Major, Z.

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Meyerhofer, D. D.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 (a) Simulated temporal and spectral profiles of the amplified pulses versus round trip number in a regenerative amplifier for two different input seed energy: 80 pJ and 40 nJ (amplitudes normalized). (b) Pulse build up in the regenerative amplifier for two different input seed energies, along with the build-up of B-integral in the cavity. The pulse distorts rapidly as the B-integral exceeds 2 for this output spectrum.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Simulated and measured pulse train dynamics for CW-pump Yb:YAG thin-disk amplifiers for varying seed levels and repetition rates. (a) Simulated pulse train dynamics at 6 kHz Pockels cell rate, exhibiting chaotic behavior at low seed energies and stable bifurcation at higher pump powers. (b) The same system simulated at 3 kHz, showing the elimination of chaos at all powers and the removal of bifurcation at higher pump powers. (c) Measured dynamics at 3 kHz. (d) Required pump power for stable operation as a function of pulse energy at 3 kHz.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Pulse dynamics in regenerative amplifier exhibiting SPM and its removal. (a) unsaturated SHG-FROG trace using 80 pJ seed amplified to 14 W (unstable laser output in the unsaturated regime). (b) 80 pJ seed amplified to 58W, exhibiting strong SPM. (c) 300 pJ seed amplified to 61 W with increased pump power and reduced round trips, exhibiting minimal SPM. (d) Additional group delay resulting from nonlinear phase as calculated for varying seed levels, with sufficient number of round trips to reach saturation.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Simulation of the effects of amplifier SPM on the output of a broadband OPCPA. Orange curves are simulated with the pulse measured in Fig. 3 (c) and green curves with the pulse in Fig. 3 (b), all other parameters are the same: pump energy 20 mJ, seed energy 3 µJ amplified in 2.7 mm LiNbO3 with the phasematching angle 45.25°. (a) Gain vs. crystal length in the OPCPA, showing saturation with the SPM-free pulse, and a factor of 3.5 reduction in pulse energy with the distorted pump pulse. (b) Modification of the spectrum resulting from the pump temporal profile (normalized).

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Table 1 Possible approaches to the reduction of SPM in a thin disk regenerative amplifier

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