Abstract

A three-stage, 1-kHz amplifier system delivering pulses shorter than 10 fs with a peak power in excess of 0.3 TW is reported. Passive and active spectral intensity and phase control allows the preservation of a bandwidth of 120 nm (FWHM) to as high as multimillijoule energy levels and temporal compression of the broadband pulses close to their Fourier limit. The system is scalable to peak powers well beyond 1 TW and holds promise for substantially advancing the state of the art of coherent laboratory soft-x-ray sources.

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2000 (5)

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E. Zeek, R. Bartels, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, S. Backus, and G. Vdovin, Opt. Lett. 25, 587 (2000).
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F. Verluise, V. Laude, Z. Cheng, Ch. Spielmann, and P. Tournois, Opt. Lett. 25, 575 (2000).
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1997 (2)

1996 (1)

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Bado, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Bagnoud, V.

V. Bagnoud and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 70, S165 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bartels, R.

Brabec, T.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Z.

Corkum, P.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
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De Silvestri, S.

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Dollinger, R.

Drescher, M.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Durfee III, Ch. G.

Ferencz, K.

Fujikawa, S.

Heinzmann, U.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hentschel, M.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Hentschel, Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and Ch. Spielmann, Appl. Phys. B 70, S161 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Herzog, R.

Iaconis, C.

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsey, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Y.

Kaplan, D.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Ketwaroo, G.

Kienberger, R.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kojima, T.

Konno, S.

Krausz, F.

Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and Ch. Spielmann, Opt. Commun. 201, 145 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Hentschel, Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and Ch. Spielmann, Appl. Phys. B 70, S161 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Santania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Opt. Lett. 22, 1562 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kuramoto, Y.

Laude, V.

Lee, T.

Lenzner, M.

Li, W.

Maine, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Milosevic, N.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

S. Backus, Ch. G. Durfee III, G. Mourou, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 22, 1256 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

Nabekawa, Y.

Nisoli, M.

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Pessot, M.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Reider, G. A.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Rose-Petruck, Ch. G.

Salin, F.

V. Bagnoud and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 70, S165 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Santania, S.

Sekikawa, T.

Seres, E.

Seres, J.

Spielmann, Ch.

E. Seres, R. Herzog, J. Seres, D. Kaplan, and Ch. Spielmann, Opt. Express 11, 240 (2003), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and Ch. Spielmann, Opt. Commun. 201, 145 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

F. Verluise, V. Laude, Z. Cheng, Ch. Spielmann, and P. Tournois, Opt. Lett. 25, 575 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Hentschel, Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and Ch. Spielmann, Appl. Phys. B 70, S161 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Santania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, Opt. Lett. 22, 1562 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Strickland, D.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Svelto, O.

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Tempea, G.

Thompson, S.

Togashi, T.

Tournois, P.

Vdovin, G.

Verluise, F.

Walmsey, I. A.

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsey, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, S.

Yasui, K.

Zeek, E.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

V. Bagnoud and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 70, S165 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Hentschel, Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and Ch. Spielmann, Appl. Phys. B 70, S161 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsey, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[CrossRef]

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and Ch. Spielmann, Opt. Commun. 201, 145 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the three-stage amplifier system. GDD, group-delay dispersion; TOD, third-order dispersion; FOD, fourth-order dispersion; CPA, chirped-pulse amplification.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectrum of the first stage with (solid thick curve) and without (dashed thick curve) spectral filtering, and the transmission of the different spectral filters in the first stage (solid thin curve), in the second stage (dashed thin curve), and the AOPDF (solid curve with diamonds).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse shape and spectrum of the compressed fiber output (solid curves) with the corresponding phases (dashed curves) measured by SPIDER.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse shape and spectrum at the output of the three-stage amplifier system (solid curves) with the corresponding phases (dashed curves) measured by SPIDER. Left inset, pulse shape on a logarithmic scale with a Gaussian fit of the same duration (dotted curve).

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