Abstract

We report on a diode-pumped, hybrid Yb-doped chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) laser system with a compact pulse stretcher and compressor, consisting of Yb-doped fiber preamplifiers, a room-temperature Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier (RGA), and cryogenic Yb:YAG multi-pass amplifiers. The RGA provides a relatively broad amplification bandwidth and thereby a long pulse duration to mitigate B-integral in the CPA chain. The ~1030-nm laser pulses are amplified up to 70 mJ at 1-kHz repetition rate, currently limited by available optics apertures, and then compressed to ~6 ps with high efficiency. The near-diffraction-limited beam focusing quality is demonstrated with Mx2 = 1.1 and My2 = 1.2. The shot-to-shot energy fluctuation is as low as ~1% (rms), and the long-term energy drift and beam pointing stability for over 8 hours measurement are ~3.5% and <6 μrad (rms), respectively. To the best of our knowledge, this hybrid laser system produces the most energetic picosecond pulses at kHz repetition rates among rod-type laser amplifiers. With an optically synchronized Ti:sapphire seed laser, it provides a versatile platform optimized for pumping optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification systems as well as driving inverse Compton scattered X-rays.

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2015 (1)

2014 (5)

2013 (2)

2012 (1)

2011 (6)

K.-H. Hong, S.-W. Huang, J. Moses, X. Fu, C. J. Lai, G. Cirmi, A. Sell, E. Granados, P. Keathley, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy, phase-stable, ultrabroadband kHz OPCPA at 2.1 μm pumped by a picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 19(16), 15538–15548 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Rand, D. Miller, D. J. Ripin, and T. Y. Fan, “Cryogenic Yb3+-doped materials for pulsed solid-state laser applications,” Opt. Mater. Express 1(3), 434–450 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. A. Rand, S. E. J. Shaw, J. R. Ochoa, D. J. Ripin, A. Taylor, T. Y. Fan, H. Martin, S. Hawes, J. Zhang, S. Sarkisyan, E. Wilson, and P. Lundquist, “Picosecond pulses from a cryogenically cooled, composite amplifier using Yb:YAG and Yb:GSAG,” Opt. Lett. 36(3), 340–342 (2011).
[PubMed]

M. Schulz, R. Riedel, A. Willner, T. Mans, C. Schnitzler, P. Russbueldt, J. Dolkemeyer, E. Seise, T. Gottschall, S. Hädrich, S. Duesterer, H. Schlarb, J. Feldhaus, J. Limpert, B. Faatz, A. Tünnermann, J. Rossbach, M. Drescher, and F. Tavella, “Yb:YAG Innoslab amplifier: efficient high repetition rate subpicosecond pumping system for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 36(13), 2456–2458 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. H. Curtis, B. A. Reagan, K. A. Wernsing, F. J. Furch, B. M. Luther, and J. J. Rocca, “Demonstration of a compact 100 Hz, 0.1 J, diode-pumped picosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 36(11), 2164–2166 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (2)

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

2007 (2)

T. Y. Fan, D. J. Ripin, R. L. Aggarwal, J. R. Ochoa, B. Chann, M. Tilleman, and J. Spitzberg, “Cryogenic Yb3+-doped solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 448–459 (2007).
[Crossref]

K. Ogawa, Y. Akahane, M. Aoyama, K. Tsuji, S. Tokita, J. Kawanaka, H. Nishioka, and K. Yamakawa, “Multi-millijoule, diode-pumped, cryogenically-cooled Yb:KY(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Express 15(14), 8598–8602 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

D. C. Brown, “The promise of cryogenic solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 587–599 (2005).
[Crossref]

Aggarwal, R. L.

T. Y. Fan, D. J. Ripin, R. L. Aggarwal, J. R. Ochoa, B. Chann, M. Tilleman, and J. Spitzberg, “Cryogenic Yb3+-doped solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 448–459 (2007).
[Crossref]

Akahane, Y.

Alismail, A.

Alsaif, B.

Aoyama, M.

Arisholm, G.

Azzeer, A. M.

Barros, H. G.

Bessuille, J.

W. S. Graves, J. Bessuille, P. Brown, S. Carbajo, V. Dolgashev, K.-H. Hong, E. Ihloff, B. Khaykovich, H. Lin, K. Murari, E. A. Nanni, G. Resta, S. Tantawi, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and D. E. Moncton, “Compact x-ray source based on burst-mode inverse Compton scattering at 100 kHz,” Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 17(12), 120701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Bhardwaj, S.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

Birge, J. R.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

Brons, J.

Brown, D. C.

D. C. Brown, “The promise of cryogenic solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 587–599 (2005).
[Crossref]

Brown, P.

W. S. Graves, J. Bessuille, P. Brown, S. Carbajo, V. Dolgashev, K.-H. Hong, E. Ihloff, B. Khaykovich, H. Lin, K. Murari, E. A. Nanni, G. Resta, S. Tantawi, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and D. E. Moncton, “Compact x-ray source based on burst-mode inverse Compton scattering at 100 kHz,” Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 17(12), 120701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Calendron, A.-L.

Cankaya, H.

Carbajo, S.

W. S. Graves, J. Bessuille, P. Brown, S. Carbajo, V. Dolgashev, K.-H. Hong, E. Ihloff, B. Khaykovich, H. Lin, K. Murari, E. A. Nanni, G. Resta, S. Tantawi, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and D. E. Moncton, “Compact x-ray source based on burst-mode inverse Compton scattering at 100 kHz,” Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 17(12), 120701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Cerullo, G.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

Chang, C. L.

Chang, C.-L.

Chann, B.

T. Y. Fan, D. J. Ripin, R. L. Aggarwal, J. R. Ochoa, B. Chann, M. Tilleman, and J. Spitzberg, “Cryogenic Yb3+-doped solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 448–459 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chen, L. J.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

Chen, L.-J.

Ciappina, M.

Cirmi, G.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

K.-H. Hong, S.-W. Huang, J. Moses, X. Fu, C. J. Lai, G. Cirmi, A. Sell, E. Granados, P. Keathley, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy, phase-stable, ultrabroadband kHz OPCPA at 2.1 μm pumped by a picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 19(16), 15538–15548 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Curtis, A. H.

Deng, Y.

Dolgashev, V.

W. S. Graves, J. Bessuille, P. Brown, S. Carbajo, V. Dolgashev, K.-H. Hong, E. Ihloff, B. Khaykovich, H. Lin, K. Murari, E. A. Nanni, G. Resta, S. Tantawi, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and D. E. Moncton, “Compact x-ray source based on burst-mode inverse Compton scattering at 100 kHz,” Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 17(12), 120701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Dolkemeyer, J.

Drescher, M.

Duesterer, S.

Eggleton, B. J.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

K.-H. Hong, J. T. Gopinath, D. Rand, A. M. Siddiqui, S. W. Huang, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, J. D. Hybl, T. Y. Fan, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy, kHz-repetition-rate, ps cryogenic Yb:YAG chirped-pulse amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 35(11), 1752–1754 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Faatz, B.

Fan, T. Y.

Fattahi, H.

Feldhaus, J.

Fu, X.

Furch, F. J.

Geng, X. T.

Gopinath, J.

Gopinath, J. T.

Gorjan, M.

Gottschall, T.

Granados, E.

Graves, W. S.

W. S. Graves, J. Bessuille, P. Brown, S. Carbajo, V. Dolgashev, K.-H. Hong, E. Ihloff, B. Khaykovich, H. Lin, K. Murari, E. A. Nanni, G. Resta, S. Tantawi, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and D. E. Moncton, “Compact x-ray source based on burst-mode inverse Compton scattering at 100 kHz,” Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 17(12), 120701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Gu, X.

Hädrich, S.

Haefner, M.

Hawes, S.

Hong, K.-H.

C.-L. Chang, P. Krogen, H. Liang, G. J. Stein, J. Moses, C.-J. Lai, J. P. Siqueira, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and K.-H. Hong, “Multi-mJ, kHz, ps deep-ultraviolet source,” Opt. Lett. 40(4), 665–668 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K.-H. Hong, C. J. Lai, J. P. Siqueira, P. Krogen, J. Moses, C. L. Chang, G. J. Stein, L. E. Zapata, and F. X. Kärtner, “Multi-mJ, kHz, 2.1 μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier and high-flux soft x-ray high-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 39(11), 3145–3148 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. S. Graves, J. Bessuille, P. Brown, S. Carbajo, V. Dolgashev, K.-H. Hong, E. Ihloff, B. Khaykovich, H. Lin, K. Murari, E. A. Nanni, G. Resta, S. Tantawi, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and D. E. Moncton, “Compact x-ray source based on burst-mode inverse Compton scattering at 100 kHz,” Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 17(12), 120701 (2014).
[Crossref]

S.-W. Huang, E. Granados, W. R. Huang, K.-H. Hong, L. E. Zapata, and F. X. Kärtner, “High conversion efficiency, high energy terahertz pulses by optical rectification in cryogenically cooled lithium niobate,” Opt. Lett. 38(5), 796–798 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. Fu, K.-H. Hong, L.-J. Chen, and F. X. Kärtner, “Performance scaling of high-power picosecond cryogenically cooled rod-type Yb:YAG multipass amplification,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(11), 2798–2809 (2013).
[Crossref]

K.-H. Hong, S.-W. Huang, J. Moses, X. Fu, C. J. Lai, G. Cirmi, A. Sell, E. Granados, P. Keathley, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy, phase-stable, ultrabroadband kHz OPCPA at 2.1 μm pumped by a picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 19(16), 15538–15548 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

K.-H. Hong, J. T. Gopinath, D. Rand, A. M. Siddiqui, S. W. Huang, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, J. D. Hybl, T. Y. Fan, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy, kHz-repetition-rate, ps cryogenic Yb:YAG chirped-pulse amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 35(11), 1752–1754 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K.-H. Hong, A. Siddiqui, J. Moses, J. Gopinath, J. Hybl, F. O. Ilday, T. Y. Fan, and F. X. Kärtner, “Generation of 287 W, 5.5 ps pulses at 78 MHz repetition rate from a cryogenically cooled Yb:YAG amplifier seeded by a fiber chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 33(21), 2473–2475 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Huang, S. W.

Huang, S.-W.

Huang, W. R.

Hybl, J.

Hybl, J. D.

Ihloff, E.

W. S. Graves, J. Bessuille, P. Brown, S. Carbajo, V. Dolgashev, K.-H. Hong, E. Ihloff, B. Khaykovich, H. Lin, K. Murari, E. A. Nanni, G. Resta, S. Tantawi, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and D. E. Moncton, “Compact x-ray source based on burst-mode inverse Compton scattering at 100 kHz,” Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 17(12), 120701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Ilday, F. O.

Ishizuki, H.

Karpowicz, N.

Kartner, F. X.

S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kartner, “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics,” Nat. Photonics 5(8), 475–479 (2011).
[Crossref]

Kärtner, F. X.

C.-L. Chang, P. Krogen, H. Liang, G. J. Stein, J. Moses, C.-J. Lai, J. P. Siqueira, L. E. Zapata, F. X. Kärtner, and K.-H. Hong, “Multi-mJ, kHz, ps deep-ultraviolet source,” Opt. Lett. 40(4), 665–668 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A.-L. Calendron, H. Cankaya, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy kHz Yb:KYW dual-crystal regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Express 22(20), 24752–24762 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout of picosecond hybrid Yb-doped chirped-pulse amplifier laser system. SM YDFA, single-mode Yb-doped fiber amplifier; BPF, bandpass filter; HR, high-reflection mirror; RM, roof mirror, PBS, polarization beam splitter; QWP, quarter-wave plate; CVBG, chirped volume Bragg grating; FPC, fiber polarization control; FI, Faraday isolator; RGA, regenerative amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The output energy of Yb:KYW RGA vs. input seed energy at the diode pump power of 39 W (a), and the normalized spectral distribution from the input (b) and output (c). The inset is the near-field image of beam profile at RGA output.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical layout of diode-pumped picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG 4-pass amplifier. DM, dichroic mirror; QWP, quarter wave plate; HWP, half wave plate; TFP, thin film polarizer; HR, high-reflection mirror. The inset shows the images of the beam profiles at the crystal of pump (upper) and amplified signal (lower).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

For cryogenic Yb:YAG 4-pass amplifier, (a) the amplitude gain and extracted efficiency and (b) the corresponding energy fluctuation (ΔE/E) vs. input energies; (c) The output energy and extracted efficiency vs. pump powers. The inset shows the near-field image of output beam and the corresponding 2D lineout after four passes.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Optical layout of the diode-pumped picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG 2-pass amplifier. ML, Meniscus lens. The inset at right side is the far-field images of the beam profiles at the crystal of pump (upper) and amplified signal (lower).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

For cryogenic Yb:YAG 2-pass amplifier, (a) the amplitude gain and extracted efficiency, and (b) the corresponding energy fluctuation (ΔE/E) vs. input energies; (c) The output energy and extracted efficiency vs. pump powers with ~20 mJ input energy. The inset shown in Fig. 6(c) is the near-field image from the output of the two-pass amplifier.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

For long-term measurements for more than 8 hours, (a) the output energy and (b) The beam pointing vs. time in both horizontal (x) and vertical (y) axes with active beam stabilizer. The inset in (a) is the histogram of shot-to-shot fluctuation in the first 60 measurements in 1 minute.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

The evolution of beam propagation factor from (a) the Yb:KYW RGA, (b) the cryogenic Yb:YAG four-pass amplifier, to (c) the compressor output after the cryogenic Yb:YAG two-pass amplifier. The insets are the far-field images of focal spot profile focused by an f = 100 cm lens with a lineout of beam profile in two dimensions.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

The output optical spectra of (a) Yb:YAG 4-pass amplifier and (b) Yb:YAG 2-pass amplifier; (c) The evolution of central wavelength and spectral bandwidth during amplification.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

The autocorrelation traces of the compressed pulse for the angle of incidence to the second grating which is (a) 69 degrees, (b) 70 degrees, and (c) 71 degrees. (d) The near-field image of the beam profile with the two-dimensional lineout from the output of compressor. FWHM durations are de-convolved pulse widths.

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Table 1 Characteristics of different laser crystals

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