Abstract

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

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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

2000

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

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[CrossRef]

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

Beutter, M.

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

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

Cavallari, M.

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).
[CrossRef]

Constantine, S.

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[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.

Felber, S.

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

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

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

Piskarskas, A.

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

Reed, M. K.

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

Steiner-Shepard, M. K.

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

Wei, Q.

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

Wilhelm, T.

Willig, F.

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

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

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

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.

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

Opt. Commun.

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

Opt. Lett.

Res. Chem. Intermed.

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

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

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

Other

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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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the 100 kHz NOPA. The frequency-doubled pump light is stretched to 140 fs with a chirper made from fused-silica plates. Inset, scaling of the output energy for 1 kHz pumping. Abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Size of the pump beam and intensities within the NOPA. For details see text.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output energy and spectra. The spatial mode is shown in the inset, and the group-velocity mismatch (GVM) between the 400 nm pump light and the visible signal is given for a noncollinearity of 3.7°.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectra and intensity autocorrelation traces (together with the sech 2 -fitted pulse width) for pulses at four central wavelengths.

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