Abstract

This work presents integration of a directly chirped laser source (DCLS) into a high-energy optical parametric chirped-pulse–amplification (OPCPA) system. DCLS is an all-fiber, chirped laser source that produces nanosecond, linearly chirped laser pulses at 1053 nm for seeding high-energy chirped-pulse–amplification systems. DCLS produces a frequency chirp on an optical pulse through direct temporal phase modulation. A 1-ns, linearly chirped pulse with a 3-nm bandwidth is produced by applying an ~1000-rad (300π) quadratic temporal phase. The chirped pulse is amplified to 76 mJ in an OPCPA system and compressed to close to its Fourier transform limit, producing an intensity autocorrelation trace with a 1.5-ps width.

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M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (2)

2008 (1)

2007 (1)

2006 (2)

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

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2002 (1)

2000 (1)

P. S. Banks, B. C. Stuart, A. M. Komashko, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, and M. D. Perry, “Femtosecond laser materials processing,” Proc. SPIE 3934, 14–21 (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

J. E. Rothenberg, D. F. Browning, and R. B. Wilcox, “Issue of FM to AM conversion on the National Ignition Facility,” Proc. SPIE 3492, 51–61 (1999).
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[Crossref]

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1988 (1)

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[Crossref]

1986 (1)

I. P. Christov and I. V. Tomov, “Large bandwidth pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” Opt. Commun. 58(5), 338–342 (1986).
[Crossref]

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[Crossref]

1969 (1)

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[Crossref]

1949 (1)

Bado, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

Bagnoud, V.

Banks, P. S.

P. S. Banks, B. C. Stuart, A. M. Komashko, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, and M. D. Perry, “Femtosecond laser materials processing,” Proc. SPIE 3934, 14–21 (2000).
[Crossref]

Bartelt, H.

Barty, C.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Barty, C. P. J.

Begishev, I. A.

Blanchot, N.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Blixt, P.

Boehly, T. R.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Booth, T.

M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

Borneis, S.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Britten, J.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Brown, D. L.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Browning, D. F.

J. E. Rothenberg, D. F. Browning, and R. B. Wilcox, “Issue of FM to AM conversion on the National Ignition Facility,” Proc. SPIE 3492, 51–61 (1999).
[Crossref]

Christov, I. P.

I. P. Christov and I. V. Tomov, “Large bandwidth pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” Opt. Commun. 58(5), 338–342 (1986).
[Crossref]

Cline, R.

M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

Craxton, R. S.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Daga, N. K.

Danson, C.

C. Danson, D. Hillier, N. Hopps, and D. Neely, “Petawatt class lasers worldwide,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 3, e3 (2015).
[Crossref]

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Dawson, J.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Dawson, J. W.

Demmler, S.

Dorrer, C.

Evans, J. W.

Feit, M. D.

P. S. Banks, B. C. Stuart, A. M. Komashko, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, and M. D. Perry, “Femtosecond laser materials processing,” Proc. SPIE 3934, 14–21 (2000).
[Crossref]

Fermann, M. E.

Galvanauskas, A.

Gaudiosi, D. M.

M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

Greenberg, M.

M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

Guardalben, M. J.

Hanna, D. C.

Harter, D.

Hartung, A.

He, F.

Heidt, A. M.

Hillier, D.

C. Danson, D. Hillier, N. Hopps, and D. Neely, “Petawatt class lasers worldwide,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 3, e3 (2015).
[Crossref]

Hopps, N.

C. Danson, D. Hillier, N. Hopps, and D. Neely, “Petawatt class lasers worldwide,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 3, e3 (2015).
[Crossref]

Hung, H. S. S.

Jovanovic, I.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Jungquist, R.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Keck, R. L.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kelly, J. H.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kessler, T. J.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Knauer, J. P.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Komashko, A. M.

P. S. Banks, B. C. Stuart, A. M. Komashko, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, and M. D. Perry, “Femtosecond laser materials processing,” Proc. SPIE 3934, 14–21 (2000).
[Crossref]

Kruschwitz, B.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Kumpan, S. A.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

LeBlanc, C.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Lee, J. H.

LeGarrec, B.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Letzring, S. A.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Limpert, J.

Loucks, S. J.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Maine, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

Marciante, J. R.

Marshall, F. J.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Martinez, C.

M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

McCrory, R. L.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Mielke, M. M.

M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

Miyanaga, N.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Morse, S. F. B.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Moses, E.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Mourou, G.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[Crossref]

Naz, N.

Neely, D.

C. Danson, D. Hillier, N. Hopps, and D. Neely, “Petawatt class lasers worldwide,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 3, e3 (2015).
[Crossref]

Nilsson, J.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
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R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
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Perry, M. D.

P. S. Banks, B. C. Stuart, A. M. Komashko, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, and M. D. Perry, “Femtosecond laser materials processing,” Proc. SPIE 3934, 14–21 (2000).
[Crossref]

Pessot, M.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
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Prawiharjo, J.

Price, J. H. V.

Puth, J.

Rambo, P. K.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Richardson, D. J.

Rohwer, E. G.

Rothenberg, J. E.

J. E. Rothenberg, D. F. Browning, and R. B. Wilcox, “Issue of FM to AM conversion on the National Ignition Facility,” Proc. SPIE 3492, 51–61 (1999).
[Crossref]

Rothhardt, J.

Rubenchik, A. M.

P. S. Banks, B. C. Stuart, A. M. Komashko, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, and M. D. Perry, “Femtosecond laser materials processing,” Proc. SPIE 3934, 14–21 (2000).
[Crossref]

Sapers, S. P.

M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

Schmid, A. W.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

Seka, W.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Shepherd, D. P.

Siders, C. W.

Skeldon, M. D.

Soures, J. M.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
[Crossref]

Srinivas, R. A.

M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
[Crossref]

Strickland, D.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[Crossref]

Stuart, B. C.

P. S. Banks, B. C. Stuart, A. M. Komashko, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, and M. D. Perry, “Femtosecond laser materials processing,” Proc. SPIE 3934, 14–21 (2000).
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Tomov, I. V.

I. P. Christov and I. V. Tomov, “Large bandwidth pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” Opt. Commun. 58(5), 338–342 (1986).
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E. B. Treacy, “Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 5(5), 454–458 (1969).
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R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
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Tünnermann, A.

van Howe, J.

Verdon, C. P.

T. R. Boehly, D. L. Brown, R. S. Craxton, R. L. Keck, J. P. Knauer, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Kumpan, S. J. Loucks, S. A. Letzring, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, S. F. B. Morse, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and C. P. Verdon, “Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system,” Opt. Commun. 133(1–6), 495–506 (1997).
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J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

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J. E. Rothenberg, D. F. Browning, and R. B. Wilcox, “Issue of FM to AM conversion on the National Ignition Facility,” Proc. SPIE 3492, 51–61 (1999).
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Xin, R.

Xu, C.

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J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, “Laser challenges for fast ignition,” Fus. Sci. Technol. 49(3), 453–482 (2006).
[Crossref]

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C. Danson, D. Hillier, N. Hopps, and D. Neely, “Petawatt class lasers worldwide,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 3, e3 (2015).
[Crossref]

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P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
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M. M. Mielke, T. Booth, M. Greenberg, D. M. Gaudiosi, C. Martinez, S. P. Sapers, R. Cline, and R. A. Srinivas, “Applications of ultrafast lasers in microfabrication,” J. Laser Micro Nanoeng. 8, 115 (2012).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 The directly chirped laser source (DCLS) experimental setup.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Roadmap to produce the desired DCLS temporal phase: (1) precompensation of the main phase-modulation pulse; (2) correction based on measured phase-modulation drive (electrical waveform); and (3) correction based on measured DCLS temporal phase.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) The arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) output (dashed red) is close to the programmed waveform (solid blue curve) except for some distortion on the fast transitions. The distortion is caused by its limited analog bandwidth. (b) Phase-modulation drive error before (solid black curve) and after (dashed red curve) additional correction. The correction reduces the error from 0.4 V to 0.07 V (peak-to-valley).
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Experimental setup of temporal interferometry for DCLS phase measurement.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) The measured DCLS output phase (solid black curve) is compared to its quadratic fit (dashed magenta curve). The difference between the two is used as an error signal to guide direct phase correction. The dashed–dotted red curves identifies a center region with minimal phase error. (b) DCLS phase deviation from a quadratic shape before (blue curve) and after (red curve) direct phase correction. The phase correction reduces the peak-to-valley deviation from 14 rad to 7 rad.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Input square pulse (blue curve) and 50-round-trip output pulse (red curve) from DCLS cavity.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 (a) A birefringent spectral filter produces tunable spectral intensity modulation to flatten DCLS cavity gain spectrum. (b) Gain spectrum of the DCLS cavity with (red plot) and without (blue plot) the birefringent filter. The birefringent filter greatly flattens the gain spectrum. The black curve shows a numerical simulation of the expected gain spectrum with a birefringent filter.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 (a) Temporal shape of the DCLS input pulse (black curve) and output pulse (red curve). (b) DCLS seed spectrum (black curve), 51-round-trip output spectrum (red curve), and OPCPA output spectrum (blue curve). The spectrum flattens after amplification because of OPCPA gain saturation.
Fig. 9
Fig. 9 (a) The measured intensity autocorrelation trace (red curve) of the DCLS compressed pulse is 1.5 ps (FWHM). This is close to the Fourier-transform limit (1.4 ps). (b) Correlation trace width (FWHM) at different phase-modulation amplitudes. Detuning the amplitude in either direction from the optimal value broadens the compressed pulse.
Fig. 10
Fig. 10 (a) Measured group delay of the final DCLS chirped pulse (solid red curve) and the stretched MTW seed pulse (dashed blue curve). (b) Difference between DCLS and MTW chirped-pulse group delay (solid red) and its quadratic fit (dashed black curve).
Fig. 11
Fig. 11 (a) Numerical simulation investigates the impact of phase (dispersion) mismatch on the DCLS pulse compression; (b) impact of third-order phase; (c) impact of high-frequency phase ripple.

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E 1 = A 1 ( t )exp[ iφ( t ) ]exp( i ω 0 t ), E 2 = A 2 ( t )exp[ iφ( tτ ) ]exp[ i ω 0 ( tτ ) ],
I( t )= | E 1 ( t )+ E 2 ( t ) | 2 = | A 1 ( t ) | 2 + | A 2 ( t ) | 2 +2 A 1 A 2 cos[ φ( t )φ( tτ )+ ω 0 τ ] = | A 1 ( t ) | 2 + | A 2 ( t ) | 2 + A 1 A 2 ( exp{ i[ φ( t )φ( tτ )+ ω 0 τ ] } +exp{ i[ φ( t )φ( tτ )+ ω 0 τ ] } ).

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