Abstract

We present a high peak and average power optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system driven by diode-pumped Yb:KGW and Nd:YAG lasers running at 1 kHz repetition rate. The advanced architecture of the system allows us to achieve >53 W average power combined with 5.5 TW peak power, along with sub-220 mrad CEP stability and sub-9 fs pulse duration at a center wavelength around 880 nm. Broadband, background-free, passively CEP stabilized seed pulses are produced in a series of cascaded optical parametric amplifiers pumped by the Yb:KGW laser, while a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser system provides multi-mJ pump pulses for power amplification stages. Excellent stability of output parameters over 16 hours of continuous operation is demonstrated.

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2016 (7)

S. Hädrich, M. Kienel, M. Müller, A. Klenke, J. Rothhardt, R. Klas, T. Gottschall, T. Eidam, A. Drozdy, P. Jójárt, Z. Várallyay, E. Cormier, K. Osvay, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “Energetic sub-2-cycle laser with 216 W average power,” Opt. Lett. 41(18), 4332–4335 (2016)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Michailovas, A. Baltuška, A. Pugžlys, V. Smilgevičius, A. Michailovas, A. Zaukevičius, R. Danilevičius, S. Frankinas, and N. Rusteika, “Combined Yb/Nd driver for optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(19), 22261–22271 (2016)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Fattahi, A. Alismail, H. Wang, J. Brons, O. Pronin, T. Buberl, L. Vámos, G. Arisholm, A. M. Azzeer, and F. Krausz, “High-power, 1-ps, all-Yb:YAG thin-disk regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 41(6), 1126–1129 (2016)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. E. Zapata, F. Reichert, M. Hemmer, and F. X. Kärtner, “250 W average power, 100 kHz repetition rate cryogenic Yb:YAG amplifier for OPCPA pumping,” Opt. Lett. 41(3), 492–495 (2016)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Batysta, R. Antipenkov, J. Novák, J. T. Green, J. A. Naylon, J. Horáček, M. Horáček, Z. Hubka, R. Boge, T. Mazanec, B. Himmel, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Broadband OPCPA system with 11 mJ output at 1 kHz, compressible to 12 fs,” Opt. Express 24(16), 17843–17848 (2016)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Adamonis, A. Aleknavičius, K. Michailovas, S. Balickas, V. Petrauskienė, T. Gertus, and A. Michailovas, “Implementation of a SVWP-based laser beam shaping technique for generation of 100-mJ-level picosecond pulses,” Appl. Opt. 55(28), 8007–8015 (2016)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2015 (3)

2014 (4)

2013 (2)

C. Homann and E. Riedle, “Direct measurement of the effective input noise power of an optical parametric amplifier,” Las. Phot. Rev 7(4), 580–588 (2013)
[Crossref]

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

2012 (3)

2011 (3)

2010 (3)

2009 (1)

2006 (1)

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(13), 133901 (2002)
[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]

Adachi, S.

S. Adachi, N. Ishii, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Nomura, J. Itatani, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, “Carrier-envelope phase control of few-cycle parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(3), 032703 (2010)
[Crossref]

Adamonis, J.

Aleknavicius, A.

Alismail, A.

Alonso, B.

Alsaif, B.

Antipenkov, R.

Arisholm, G.

Azzeer, A. M.

Bakule, P.

Balickas, S.

Baltuška, A.

Barros, H. G.

Batysta, F.

Ben-Itzhak, I.

Biegert, J.

Boge, R.

Böhle, F.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
[Crossref]

Bohman, S.

Borot, A.

Brons, J.

Buberl, T.

Buck, A.

Budriunas, R.

Calendron, A.-L.

Cankaya, H.

Carnes, K. D.

Cerullo, G.

Ciappina, M.

Cormier, E.

Crespo, H.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
[Crossref]

F. Silva, M. Miranda, B. Alonso, J. Rauschenberger, V. Pervak, and H. Crespo, “Simultaneous compression, characterization and phase stabilization of GW-level 1.4 cycle VIS-NIR femtosecond pulses using a single dispersion-scan setup,” Opt. Express 22(9), 10181–10191 (2014)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Danielius, R.

Danilevicius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

Demmler, S.

Deng, Y.

Dolkemeyer, J.

Dou, T. H.

Drescher, M.

Drozdy, A.

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.

Eikema, K. S. E.

Elles, C. G.

Faatz, B.

Fattahi, H.

Feldhaus, J.

Feurer, T.

Forget, N.

Frankinas, S.

Fuji, T.

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(13), 133901 (2002)
[Crossref]

Garlick, J.

Geng, X. T.

Gertus, T.

Giniunas, L.

Gitzinger, G.

Gorjan, M.

Gottschall, T.

Granados, E.

Green, J. T.

Gu, X.

Hädrich, S.

Haefner, M.

Hemmer, M.

Herrmann, D.

Himmel, B.

Hogervorst, W.

Homann, C.

C. Homann and E. Riedle, “Direct measurement of the effective input noise power of an optical parametric amplifier,” Las. Phot. Rev 7(4), 580–588 (2013)
[Crossref]

Hong, K.-H.

Horácek, J.

Horácek, M.

Huang, W. R.

Hubka, Z.

Ishii, N.

S. Adachi, N. Ishii, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Nomura, J. Itatani, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, “Carrier-envelope phase control of few-cycle parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(3), 032703 (2010)
[Crossref]

Ishizuki, H.

Itatani, J.

S. Adachi, N. Ishii, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Nomura, J. Itatani, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, “Carrier-envelope phase control of few-cycle parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(3), 032703 (2010)
[Crossref]

Jójárt, P.

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]

Jullien, A.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
[Crossref]

Kanai, T.

S. Bohman, A. Suda, T. Kanai, S. Yamaguchi, and K. Midorikawa, “Generation of 5.0 fs, 5.0 mJ pulses at 1 kHz using hollow-fiber pulse compression,” Opt. Lett. 35(11), 1887–1889 (2010)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Adachi, N. Ishii, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Nomura, J. Itatani, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, “Carrier-envelope phase control of few-cycle parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(3), 032703 (2010)
[Crossref]

Karpowicz, N.

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

Kienberger, R.

Kienel, M.

Kim, D.-E.

Klas, R.

Klenke, A.

Kling, M. F.

Kobayashi, T.

Kobayashi, Y.

S. Adachi, N. Ishii, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Nomura, J. Itatani, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, “Carrier-envelope phase control of few-cycle parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(3), 032703 (2010)
[Crossref]

Kolenda, J.

J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, and A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52(3), 193–202 (2012)
[Crossref]

Kovacs, M.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
[Crossref]

Krausz, F.

H. Fattahi, A. Alismail, H. Wang, J. Brons, O. Pronin, T. Buberl, L. Vámos, G. Arisholm, A. M. Azzeer, and F. Krausz, “High-power, 1-ps, all-Yb:YAG thin-disk regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 41(6), 1126–1129 (2016)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Fattahi, H. G. Barros, M. Gorjan, T. Nubbemeyer, B. Alsaif, C. Y. Teisset, M. Schultze, S. Prinz, M. Haefner, M. Ueffing, A. Alismail, L. Vámos, A. Schwarz, O. Pronin, J. Brons, X. T. Geng, G. Arisholm, M. Ciappina, V. S. Yakovlev, D.-E. Kim, A. M. Azzeer, N. Karpowicz, D. Sutter, Z. Major, T. Metzger, and F. Krausz, “Third-generation femtosecond technology,” Optica 1(1), 45–63 (2014)
[Crossref]

Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, H. Fattahi, M. Ueffing, X. Gu, M. Ossiander, T. Metzger, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Takunori, 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]

J. M. Mikhailova, A. Buck, A. Borot, K. Schmid, C. Sears, G. D. Tsakiris, F. Krausz, and L. Veisz, “Ultra-high-contrast few-cycle pulses for multipetawatt-class laser technology,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3145–3147 (2011)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. H. Dou, R. Tautz, X. Gu, G. Marcus, T. Feurer, F. Krausz, and L. Veisz, “Dispersion control with reflection grisms of an ultra-broadband spectrum approaching a full octave,” Opt. Express 18(26), 27900–27909 (2010)
[Crossref]

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

Kretschmar, M.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
[Crossref]

Kumarappan, V.

Langdon, B.

Lei, S.

Limpert, J.

Lin, H.

Lopez-Martens, R.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
[Crossref]

Loriot, V.

Major, Z.

Mans, T.

Manzoni, C.

Marcus, G.

Mazanec, T.

Metzger, T.

Michailovas, A.

Michailovas, K.

Midorikawa, K.

Mikhailova, J. M.

Miranda, M.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
[Crossref]

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F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
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Romero, R.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
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R. Budriūnas, T. Stanislauskas, and A. Varanavičius, “Passively CEP-stabilized frontend for few cycle terawatt OPCPA system,” J. Opt. 17(9), 094008 (2015)
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S. Adachi, N. Ishii, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Nomura, J. Itatani, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, “Carrier-envelope phase control of few-cycle parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(3), 032703 (2010)
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Las. Phot. Rev (1)

C. Homann and E. Riedle, “Direct measurement of the effective input noise power of an optical parametric amplifier,” Las. Phot. Rev 7(4), 580–588 (2013)
[Crossref]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, “Compression of CEP-stable multi-mJ laser pulses down to 4 fs in long hollow fibers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(9), 095401 (2014)
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J. Adamonis, R. Antipenkov, J. Kolenda, A. Michailovas, A. P. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius, and A. Zaukevičius, “Formation of flat top picosecond pump pulses for OPCPA systems by cascade second harmonic generation,” Lith. J. Phys. 52(3), 193–202 (2012)
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Opt. Commun. (1)

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Opt. Express (10)

F. Silva, M. Miranda, B. Alonso, J. Rauschenberger, V. Pervak, and H. Crespo, “Simultaneous compression, characterization and phase stabilization of GW-level 1.4 cycle VIS-NIR femtosecond pulses using a single dispersion-scan setup,” Opt. Express 22(9), 10181–10191 (2014)
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T. Stanislauskas, R. Budriūnas, R. Antipenkov, A. Zaukevičius, J. Adamonis, A. Michailovas, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, and A. Varanavičius, “Table top TW-class OPCPA system driven by tandem femtosecond Yb:KGW and picosecond Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Express 22(2), 1865–1870 (2014)
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S. Witte, R. Th. Zinkstok, A. L. Wolf, W. Hogervorst, W. Ubachs, and K. S. E. Eikema, “A source of 2 terawatt, 2.7 cycle laser pulses based on noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 14(18), 8168–8177 (2006)
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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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K. Michailovas, A. Baltuška, A. Pugžlys, V. Smilgevičius, A. Michailovas, A. Zaukevičius, R. Danilevičius, S. Frankinas, and N. Rusteika, “Combined Yb/Nd driver for optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(19), 22261–22271 (2016)
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T. H. Dou, R. Tautz, X. Gu, G. Marcus, T. Feurer, F. Krausz, and L. Veisz, “Dispersion control with reflection grisms of an ultra-broadband spectrum approaching a full octave,” Opt. Express 18(26), 27900–27909 (2010)
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F. Batysta, R. Antipenkov, J. Novák, J. T. Green, J. A. Naylon, J. Horáček, M. Horáček, Z. Hubka, R. Boge, T. Mazanec, B. Himmel, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Broadband OPCPA system with 11 mJ output at 1 kHz, compressible to 12 fs,” Opt. Express 24(16), 17843–17848 (2016)
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Opt. Lett. (11)

B. Schenkel, J. Biegert, U. Keller, C. Vozzi, M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, “Generation of 3.8-fs pulses from adaptive compression of a cascaded hollow fiber supercontinuum,” Opt. Lett. 28(20), 1987–1989 (2003)
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic drawing of the OPCPA system. Osc.: oscillator; RA: regenerative amplifier; SHG: second harmonic generator; WLG: white light generator; NOPA: noncollinear optical parametric amplifier; OPCPA: optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier; AOPDF: acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Simplified schematic drawing of the picosecond pump laser. RA1 ... RA4: regenerative amplifiers; SH1 ... SH4: second harmonic crystals

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Parameters of the picosecond pump laser. (a) Temporal profiles of Beam 1 and Beam 3; (b) spatial profile of Beam 1; (c) spatial profile of Beam 3

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Passively CEP stabilized seed pulse generator output energy and energy stability measured over a period of 12 days

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Characterization of OPCPA output: (a) Measured pulse envelope (SRSI) and theoretical transform-limited pulse envelope (TL) (b) Final output spectrum compared with the fs front-end spectrum (not to scale) (c) Third-order autocorrelation (d) Near-field beam profile (e) Residual wavefront (f) Focal spot calculated using the beam profile and wavefront

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

OPCPA output parameters measured during a 16-hour test run. (a) Pulse energy E and STD of 2000 shots (b) Pulse duration τFWHM (c) f −2f interferogram (d) CEP values retrieved from the interferogram and CEP standard deviation over 10 minutes

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Table 1 Parameters of the picosecond amplification stages

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