Abstract

We demonstrate a carrier-envelope phase (CEP) stabilized, chirped pulse laser amplifier that exhibits greatly improved intrinsic long-term CEP stability compared with that of other amplifiers. This system employs a grating-based stretcher and compressor and a cryogenically cooled laser amplifier. Single-shot carrier envelope phase noise measurements are also presented that avoid underestimation of this parameter caused by fringe averaging and represent a rigorously accurate upper limit on CEP noise.

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Antoine, P.

A. de Bohan, P. Antoine, D. B. Milosevic, and B. Piraux, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1837 (1998).
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Ben-Itzhak, I.

V. Roudnev, B. D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 163601 (2004).
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Brabec, T.

Corkum, P. B.

Cundiff, S. T.

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D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
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A. de Bohan, P. Antoine, D. B. Milosevic, and B. Piraux, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1837 (1998).
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Diddams, S. A.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Diels, J.-C.

R. J. Jones, J.-C. Diels, J. Jasapara, and W. Rudolph, Opt. Commun. 175, 409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Dietrich, P.

Dollinger, R.

Esry, B. D.

V. Roudnev, B. D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 163601 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fortier, T. M.

Fujihira, Y.

Gagnon, E.

Goulielmakis, E.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hall, J. L.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hänsch, T. W.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, Th. Udem, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 172, 59 (1999).
[CrossRef]

L. Xu, C. Spielmann, A. Poppe, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Lett. 21, 2008 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Holzwarth, R.

J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, Th. Udem, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 172, 59 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Homma, T.

Jasapara, J.

R. J. Jones, J.-C. Diels, J. Jasapara, and W. Rudolph, Opt. Commun. 175, 409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Jones, D. J.

T. M. Fortier, D. J. Jones, J. Ye, and S. T. Cundiff, Opt. Lett. 27, 1436 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jones, R. J.

Joseph, R. I.

M. E. Thomas, S. K. Anderson, R. M. Sova, and R. I. Joseph, Infrared Phys. Technol. 39, 235 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kakehata, M.

Kapteyn, H.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kienberger, R.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, Y.

Koyamada, Y.

Krausz, F.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Dietrich, F. Krausz, and P. B. Corkum, Opt. Lett. 25, 16 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. Xu, C. Spielmann, A. Poppe, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Lett. 21, 2008 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lytle, A.

Milosevic, D. B.

A. de Bohan, P. Antoine, D. B. Milosevic, and B. Piraux, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1837 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M.

Murnane, M. M.

Nakamura, S.

Nishijima, K.

Okubo, K.

Piraux, B.

A. de Bohan, P. Antoine, D. B. Milosevic, and B. Piraux, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1837 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Poppe, A.

Ranka, J. K.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Reichert, J.

J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, Th. Udem, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 172, 59 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Roudnev, V.

V. Roudnev, B. D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 163601 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rudolph, W.

R. J. Jones, J.-C. Diels, J. Jasapara, and W. Rudolph, Opt. Commun. 175, 409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sandhu, A. S.

Sova, R. M.

M. E. Thomas, S. K. Anderson, R. M. Sova, and R. I. Joseph, Infrared Phys. Technol. 39, 235 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Spielmann, C.

Stentz, A.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Takada, H.

Takahashi, H.

Takamiya, H.

Thomann, I.

Thomas, M. E.

M. E. Thomas, S. K. Anderson, R. M. Sova, and R. I. Joseph, Infrared Phys. Technol. 39, 235 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Thompson, S.

Torizuka, K.

Udem, T.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Udem, Th.

J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, Th. Udem, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 172, 59 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Uiberacker, M.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Windeler, R. S.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xu, L.

Yakovlev, V. S.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ye, J.

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Infrared Phys. Technol. (1)

M. E. Thomas, S. K. Anderson, R. M. Sova, and R. I. Joseph, Infrared Phys. Technol. 39, 235 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Jones, J.-C. Diels, J. Jasapara, and W. Rudolph, Opt. Commun. 175, 409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, Th. Udem, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 172, 59 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

V. Roudnev, B. D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 163601 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. de Bohan, P. Antoine, D. B. Milosevic, and B. Piraux, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1837 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the CEP stabilized laser amplifier system: MSF, microstructured fiber; PZM, piezoactuated mirror; WP, wave plate; IF, interference filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Top, fringe visibility versus integration time of the detector for locked and unlocked oscillators. Bottom, accumulated rms CEP corresponding to a locked oscillator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Evolution of the fringe pattern derived from the output of the amplifier as a function of time, when (top) the oscillator is phase locked and when (bottom) a sinusoidal voltage is applied to the oscillator locking electronics.

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S ( t ) = E f 2 ( t ) + E 2 f 2 ( t ) + 2 [ E f 2 ( t ) E 2 f 2 ( t ) ] 1 2 cos [ 2 φ f ( t ) φ 2 f ( t ) + φ 0 ] ,
f 0 = D φ 0 f rep 2 π ,
S ̃ ( ω ) = E f 2 ( ω ) + E 2 f 2 ( ω ) + 2 [ E ̃ f 2 ( ω ) E ̃ 2 f 2 ( ω ) ] 1 2 cos [ 2 φ ̃ f ( ω ) φ ̃ 2 f ( ω ) + φ 0 ] .

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