Abstract

The use of a low finesse enhancement cavity resonant with a low average power (<1W) and a high repetition rate (78MHz) pump source is shown to achieve 55% conversion efficiency into signal and idler from the coupled pump in an optical parametric process, whereas an equivalent amount of pump power in a single-pass configuration leads to negligible conversion. Careful comparison of the intracavity conversion process to the single-pass case is performed to assess the underlying impedance matching that yields the high conversion results.

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2002 (1)

D. J. Jones, E. O. Potma, J.-X. Cheng, B. Burfeindt, Y. Pang, J. Ye, and X. S. Xie, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2843 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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1980 (1)

T. W. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Andersen, T. V.

Aschwanden, A.

Brunner, F.

Burfeindt, B.

D. J. Jones, E. O. Potma, J.-X. Cheng, B. Burfeindt, Y. Pang, J. Ye, and X. S. Xie, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2843 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

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

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Fan, T. Y.

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Gopinath, J.

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[CrossRef]

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Hong, K.-H.

Hönninger, C.

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Ilday, F. Ö.

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Jones, D. J.

D. J. Jones, E. O. Potma, J.-X. Cheng, B. Burfeindt, Y. Pang, J. Ye, and X. S. Xie, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2843 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

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R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawal, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, Nat. Photon. 4, 170 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Krischek, R.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawal, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, Nat. Photon. 4, 170 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kumkar, M.

Lai, C.-J.

Limpert, J.

Michelberger, P.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawal, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, Nat. Photon. 4, 170 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Moses, J.

Ozawal, A.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawal, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, Nat. Photon. 4, 170 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Pang, Y.

D. J. Jones, E. O. Potma, J.-X. Cheng, B. Burfeindt, Y. Pang, J. Ye, and X. S. Xie, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2843 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Potma, E. O.

D. J. Jones, E. O. Potma, J.-X. Cheng, B. Burfeindt, Y. Pang, J. Ye, and X. S. Xie, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2843 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schreiber, T.

Seise, E.

Siddiqui, A.

Südmeyer, T.

Tünnermann, A.

Udem, T.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawal, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, Nat. Photon. 4, 170 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Weinfurter, H.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawal, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, Nat. Photon. 4, 170 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wieczorek, W.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawal, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, Nat. Photon. 4, 170 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wirth, C.

Wise, F. W.

Xie, X. S.

D. J. Jones, E. O. Potma, J.-X. Cheng, B. Burfeindt, Y. Pang, J. Ye, and X. S. Xie, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2843 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Yanovsky, V.

Ye, J.

D. J. Jones, E. O. Potma, J.-X. Cheng, B. Burfeindt, Y. Pang, J. Ye, and X. S. Xie, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2843 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photon. (1)

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawal, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, Nat. Photon. 4, 170 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. W. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (2)

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

D. J. Jones, E. O. Potma, J.-X. Cheng, B. Burfeindt, Y. Pang, J. Ye, and X. S. Xie, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2843 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

F. X. Kärtner, Few-Cycle Laser Pulse Generation and Its Applications, Vol.  95 of Topics in Applied Physics (Springer, 2004).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of C-OPCPA experiment. YDFL/A, Yb-doped fiber laser/amplifier; EDFL, Er-doped fiber laser; HC setup, Hänsch-Couillaud locking scheme; OC, output/input coupler; PPLN, periodically poled lithium niobate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Conversion to signal (black squares) and amplified signal intensity (magenta triangles) for the signal pass case; (b) signal input spectrum (black dashed), signal amplified via single pass (magenta), and signal amplified via C-OPCPA (blue).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Unseeded C-OPCPA: enhancement (black squares), reflection (magenta triangles), and conversion to superfluorescence (green circles). (b) Intracavity pump spectra for seeded (magenta) and unseeded (black) C-OPCPA. (c) Seeded C-OPCPA: enhancement (black squares) and total conversion (green circles).

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