Abstract

We demonstrate the operation of a 100 kHz noncollinear optical parametric amplifier that is pumped by just a few microjoules of 800 nm pulses with 50 fs duration. The device delivers sub-20 fs pulses tunable from 460 nm to beyond 1 μm and pulse energies up to 750 nJ when it is pumped with 7 μJ of energy. The design of the single-stage amplifier has been carefully optimized, and the design considerations are discussed.

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2005 (1)

R. Ernstorfer, S. Felber, W. Storck, E. Galoppini, Q. Wei, and F. Willig, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 643 (2005).

2004 (2)

R. Ernstorfer, L. Gundlach, C. Zimmermann, F. Willig, R. Eichberger, and E. Riedle, in Ultrafast Optics IV, F.Krausz, G.Korn, P.Corkum, and I.A.Walmsley, eds., Vol. 95 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2004), p. 393.

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B 79, 1027 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 74, S219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuska and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. B 75, 427 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (4)

J. Piel, M. Beutter, and E. Riedle, Opt. Lett. 25, 180 (2000).

T. Kobayashi and A. Shirakawa, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S239 (2000).

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

1998 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1995 (2)

1994 (1)

1992 (1)

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[CrossRef]

Armas, M. S.

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A. Baltuska and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. B 75, 427 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B 79, 1027 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 74, S219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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J. Piel, M. Beutter, and E. Riedle, Opt. Lett. 25, 180 (2000).

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

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Cerullo, G.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

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L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758 (1998).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

Driscoll, T. J.

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Eichberger, R.

R. Ernstorfer, L. Gundlach, C. Zimmermann, F. Willig, R. Eichberger, and E. Riedle, in Ultrafast Optics IV, F.Krausz, G.Korn, P.Corkum, and I.A.Walmsley, eds., Vol. 95 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2004), p. 393.

Ernstorfer, R.

R. Ernstorfer, S. Felber, W. Storck, E. Galoppini, Q. Wei, and F. Willig, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 643 (2005).

R. Ernstorfer, L. Gundlach, C. Zimmermann, F. Willig, R. Eichberger, and E. Riedle, in Ultrafast Optics IV, F.Krausz, G.Korn, P.Corkum, and I.A.Walmsley, eds., Vol. 95 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2004), p. 393.

Felber, S.

R. Ernstorfer, S. Felber, W. Storck, E. Galoppini, Q. Wei, and F. Willig, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 643 (2005).

Ferencz, K.

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

Gale, G. M.

Gallmann, L.

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 74, S219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Galoppini, E.

R. Ernstorfer, S. Felber, W. Storck, E. Galoppini, Q. Wei, and F. Willig, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 643 (2005).

Gundlach, L.

R. Ernstorfer, L. Gundlach, C. Zimmermann, F. Willig, R. Eichberger, and E. Riedle, in Ultrafast Optics IV, F.Krausz, G.Korn, P.Corkum, and I.A.Walmsley, eds., Vol. 95 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2004), p. 393.

Hache, F.

Jonusauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 74, S219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

A. Baltuska and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. B 75, 427 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Kobayashi and A. Shirakawa, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S239 (2000).

Krausz, F.

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

Lochbrunner, S.

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B 79, 1027 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 74, S219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

Lommel, D.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Morais, J.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Negus, D. K.

Nisoli, N.

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

Piel, J.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

J. Piel, M. Beutter, and E. Riedle, Opt. Lett. 25, 180 (2000).

T. Wilhelm, J. Piel, and E. Riedle, Opt. Lett. 22, 1494 (1997).

Piskarskas, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Reed, M. K.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, M. S. Armas, and D. K. Negus, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2229 (1995).

M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. K. Negus, Opt. Lett. 19, 1855 (1994).

Riedle, E.

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B 79, 1027 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Ernstorfer, L. Gundlach, C. Zimmermann, F. Willig, R. Eichberger, and E. Riedle, in Ultrafast Optics IV, F.Krausz, G.Korn, P.Corkum, and I.A.Walmsley, eds., Vol. 95 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2004), p. 393.

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 74, S219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Piel, M. Beutter, and E. Riedle, Opt. Lett. 25, 180 (2000).

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

T. Wilhelm, J. Piel, and E. Riedle, Opt. Lett. 22, 1494 (1997).

Schenkl, S.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

Shirakawa, A.

T. Kobayashi and A. Shirakawa, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S239 (2000).

Spörlein, S.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

Staigra, S.

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

Steiner-Shepard, M. K.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, M. S. Armas, and D. K. Negus, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2229 (1995).

M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. K. Negus, Opt. Lett. 19, 1855 (1994).

Steinmeyer, G.

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 74, S219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Storck, W.

R. Ernstorfer, S. Felber, W. Storck, E. Galoppini, Q. Wei, and F. Willig, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 643 (2005).

Tempea, G.

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

Wei, Q.

R. Ernstorfer, S. Felber, W. Storck, E. Galoppini, Q. Wei, and F. Willig, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 643 (2005).

Wilhelm, T.

Willig, F.

R. Ernstorfer, S. Felber, W. Storck, E. Galoppini, Q. Wei, and F. Willig, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 643 (2005).

R. Ernstorfer, L. Gundlach, C. Zimmermann, F. Willig, R. Eichberger, and E. Riedle, in Ultrafast Optics IV, F.Krausz, G.Korn, P.Corkum, and I.A.Walmsley, eds., Vol. 95 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2004), p. 393.

Zhou, Y.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ziegler, L. D.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Zimmermann, C.

R. Ernstorfer, L. Gundlach, C. Zimmermann, F. Willig, R. Eichberger, and E. Riedle, in Ultrafast Optics IV, F.Krausz, G.Korn, P.Corkum, and I.A.Walmsley, eds., Vol. 95 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2004), p. 393.

Zinth, W.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

Appl. Phys. B (6)

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spörlein, and W. Zinth, Appl. Phys. B 71, 457 (2000).

T. Kobayashi and A. Shirakawa, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S239 (2000).

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B 79, 1027 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo, N. Nisoli, S. Staigra, S. De Silvestri, G. Tempea, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 70, S253 (2000).

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, and E. Riedle, Appl. Phys. B Suppl. 74, S219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuska and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. B 75, 427 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Res. Chem. Intermed. (1)

R. Ernstorfer, S. Felber, W. Storck, E. Galoppini, Q. Wei, and F. Willig, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 643 (2005).

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

R. Ernstorfer, L. Gundlach, C. Zimmermann, F. Willig, R. Eichberger, and E. Riedle, in Ultrafast Optics IV, F.Krausz, G.Korn, P.Corkum, and I.A.Walmsley, eds., Vol. 95 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2004), p. 393.

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