Abstract

We have designed and built a chirped-pulse parametric-amplifier system that utilizes a 10 Hz, 300 ps, Nd:YAG pump laser system; a 1.575μm fiber oscillator and amplifier as the signal source; and rubidium titanyl phosphate and potassium titanyl arsenate nonlinear crystals. We obtained 260 fs, 30 mJ pulses centered at 1.550μm, representing a gain of >109 and a peak power of 100 GW. To our knowledge, these are the highest energy and peak power pulses ever produced in the 1.52.0μm region

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Di Trapani, P.

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Fallnich, C.

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[CrossRef]

Hogervorst, W.

Hundertmarky, H.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmarky, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Electron. Lett. 38, 561 (2002).
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A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kafka, J. D.

D. E. Spence, W. E. Sleat, J. M. Evans, W. Sibbett, and J. D. Kafka, Opt. Commun. 101, 286 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Laurell, F.

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F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmarky, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Electron. Lett. 38, 561 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Noack, F.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmarky, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Electron. Lett. 38, 561 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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A. Fragemann, V. Pasiskevicius, G. Karlsson, and F. Laurell, Opt. Express 11, 1297 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmarky, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Electron. Lett. 38, 561 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmarky, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Electron. Lett. 38, 561 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, and R. Righini, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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

Righini, R.

Rotermund, F.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmarky, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Electron. Lett. 38, 561 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Salin, F.

Sibbett, W.

D. E. Spence, W. E. Sleat, J. M. Evans, W. Sibbett, and J. D. Kafka, Opt. Commun. 101, 286 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sleat, W. E.

D. E. Spence, W. E. Sleat, J. M. Evans, W. Sibbett, and J. D. Kafka, Opt. Commun. 101, 286 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Smith, A. V.

A. V. Smith, D. J. Armstrong, and W. J. Alford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 122 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Smith, SNLO Software, available at http://www.sandia.gov/imrl/X1118/xxtal.htm.

Spence, D. E.

D. E. Spence, W. E. Sleat, J. M. Evans, W. Sibbett, and J. D. Kafka, Opt. Commun. 101, 286 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Stabinis, A.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, and R. Righini, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Trebino, R.

R. Trebino, Frequency Resolved Optical Gating (Kluwer Academic, 2000).
[CrossRef]

Walker, B.

Westbrook, P. S.

Witte, S.

Yablon, A. D.

Yan, M. F.

Zinkstok, R. Th.

Appl. Phys. B

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmarky, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Electron. Lett. 38, 561 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

A. Galvanauskas, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 504 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

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

D. E. Spence, W. E. Sleat, J. M. Evans, W. Sibbett, and J. D. Kafka, Opt. Commun. 101, 286 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

R. Trebino, Frequency Resolved Optical Gating (Kluwer Academic, 2000).
[CrossRef]

Time-Bandwidth GE-100 and CLX-1100.

A. V. Smith, SNLO Software, available at http://www.sandia.gov/imrl/X1118/xxtal.htm.

A. Galvanauskas, A. Hariharan, and D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomenon, Postconference Digest, Vol. 43 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2000), p. 617.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Flow chart showing the system’s optical and electric control layout. Dotted lines are image planes for the relay imaging optics. RTP and KTA show the number and orientation of the nonlinear crystals. VT, vacuum tubes; L, relay imaging lens; PD, photodiode; DM, dichroic mirror; BD, beam dump.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) SHG-FROG image along with the reconstructed temporal and spectral intensity profiles for the compressed output from the RTP preamplifier: compressed energy = 100 μ J , temporal FWHM = 230 fs , and spectral FWHM = 20 nm . (b) Same graphs for the compressed 30 mJ pulse from the KTA: temporal FWHM = 260 fs and spectral FWHM = 11 nm .

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