Abstract

Ultrabroadband self-phase-stabilized near-IR pulses have been generated by difference-frequency generation of a filament broadened supercontinuum followed by two-stage optical parametric amplification. Pulses with energy up to 1.2mJ and duration down to 17fs are demonstrated. These characteristics make such a source suited as a driver for high-order harmonic generation and isolated attosecond pulse production.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Saliéres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 013901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, C. Vozzi, M. Pascolini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, and G. Tondello, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 213905 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuska, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

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

Science

G. Sansone, E. Benedetti, F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, L. Avaldi, R. Flammini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, C. Altucci, R. Velotta, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, and M. Nisoli, Science 314, 443 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for the generation of high-energy self-phase-stabilized pulses: Ti:Sa, CPA Ti:sapphire laser; DFG, 200 - μ m -thick BBO crystal; POL, thin-film polarizer; BS, beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectra of the DF pulses (solid curve) and of the pulses after the first (dashed curve) and second (dashed–dotted curve) OPA stage; the two OPA stages are set in type I phase-matching configuration. (b) Spectra of the DF pulses (solid curve) and of the pulses after the first (dashed curve) and second (dashed–dotted curve) OPA stage; the two OPA stages are set in type II phase-matching configuration.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

ZAP-SPIDER reconstructed temporal intensity profile corresponding to a pulse duration of 17 fs . The inset shows the amplified DF spectrum (solid curve) and the retrieved spectral phase (dashed curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Lower-left panel, single-shot interferogram acquired with the f - to - 2 f interferometer. Upper-left panel, sequence of interferograms acquired over 25 s . Right panel, reconstructed CEP fluctuations corresponding to a rms value of 0.26 rad .

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