Abstract

We use Brewster-angled chirped mirrors for dispersion compensation of a noncollinear optical parametric amplifier. This novel mirror design virtually eliminates spurious surface reflections and resultant dispersion ripple. The absence of compression artifacts is demonstrated by the generation of clean 5.6fs pulses, with what is believed to be an unprecedented low ripple-induced satellite content for a nonadaptive scheme. In addition, the 270THz spectral coverage allows generation of widely tunable visible pulses of 8to15fs duration.

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Beutter, M.

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[CrossRef]

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

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I. Z. Kozma, P. Baum, U. Schmidhammer, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2323 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lochbrunner, S.

I. Z. Kozma, P. Baum, U. Schmidhammer, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2323 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Opt. Lett. 29, 210 (2004).
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[CrossRef]

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

Matuschek, N.

Piel, J.

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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[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

P. Baum and E. Riedle, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1875 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Zavelani-Rossi, M.

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

Appl. Phys. B (4)

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

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

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

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

N. Matuschek, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 129 (1999).
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G. Steinmeyer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1027 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (3)

I. Z. Kozma, P. Baum, U. Schmidhammer, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2323 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
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A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Design of Brewster-angled CMs for broadband phase correction throughout the visible. Dotted curve, desired GD dispersion (GDD); inset, layer sequence; solid curves, resulting GD dispersion and spectral reflectivity. (b) Setup of the broadband NOPA with Brewster-angled CM compression. S, 3 mm sapphire; FM1, FM2, focusing mirrors ( f = 37.5 and 250 mm ); STR, 90 mm of fused silica; BBO, 2 mm long crystal; CM, Brewster-angled chirped mirrors; PC, prism compressor.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Compression of a NOPA pulse with Brewster-angled CMs. (a) NOPA spectrum (solid curve) and spectral phase (dashed curve). (b) GD oscillations of a single CM reflection, evaluated from the spectral phase in the visible and from spectral interferometry in the near infrared. Low-order chirp contributions are subtracted. (c) Temporal pulse shape (solid curve) and phase (dashed curve) of the corresponding 5.6 fs pulse. (d) Magnified temporal pulse shape (solid curve) in comparison with the Fourier limit (dotted curve).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Typical spectra from a NOPA with an additional pump pulse stretcher. (b) Measured pulse lengths assuming a sech 2 pulse shape. Triangles, one-stage NOPA; squares, two-stage NOPA. (c)–(f) Autocorrelation traces corresponding to the spectra in (a).

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