Abstract

We generate ultrabroadband pulses, spanning the 12002100nm wavelength range, from an 800nm pumped optical parametric amplifier (OPA) working at degeneracy. We compress the microjoule-level energy pulses to nearly transform-limited 8.5fs duration by an adaptive system employing a deformable mirror. To our knowledge, these are the shortest light pulses generated at 1.6μm.

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2003 (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
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2002 (1)

2001 (1)

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Agostini, P.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Angelow, G.

Auguste, T.

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

Backus, S.

Baltuska, A.

Benedetti, E.

Binhammer, T.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, K. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Boiko, A.

Bonora, S.

S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, and P. Villoresi, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Brida, D.

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171111 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Cirmi, D. Brida, C. Manzoni, M. Marangoni, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Opt. Lett. 32, 2396 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buchvarov, I.

Calegari, F.

Capraro, I.

S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, and P. Villoresi, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

Cirmi, G.

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171111 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Cirmi, D. Brida, C. Manzoni, M. Marangoni, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Opt. Lett. 32, 2396 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

De Silvestri, S.

DiMauro, L. F.

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

Eikema, K. S. E.

Ell, R.

Ferencz, K.

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Galvanauskas, A.

Garduño-Mejía, J.

Gasilov, S.

Gaydardzhiev, A.

Greenaway, A. H.

Gu, X.

Hogervorst, W.

Ippen, E. P.

Ishii, N.

Kaertner, F. X.

F. X. Kaertner, Few-Cycle Laser Pulse Generation and Its Applications, Vol. 95 of Topics in Applied Physics (Springer, 2004).

Kane, D. J.

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kaplan, D.

Kapteyn, H.

Kärtner, F. X.

Kärtner, K. X.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, K. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

A. Baltuska, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, Opt. Lett. 27, 306 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

Lederer, M. J.

Luther-Davies, B.

Maginnis, K.

Manzoni, C.

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171111 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Cirmi, D. Brida, C. Manzoni, M. Marangoni, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Opt. Lett. 32, 2396 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, and G. Cerullo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Marangoni, M.

Marcinkevicius, A.

Matsubara, E.

Metzger, T.

Morgner, U.

Mourou, G.

Muller, H. G.

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

Murnane, M.

Nikolov, I.

Nisoli, M.

Noack, F.

Nomura, Y.

Pervak, V.

Petrov, V.

Poletto, L.

S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, and P. Villoresi, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Polli, D.

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171111 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, and G. Cerullo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pshenichnikov, M. S.

Reid, D. T.

Rittweger, E.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, K. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Romanin, M.

S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, and P. Villoresi, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Russek, U.

Sakane, I.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Salieres, P.

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

Sansone, G.

Sartania, S.

Scheuer, V.

Sekikawa, T.

Shirakawa, A.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Spielmann, C.

Stagira, S.

Svelto, O.

Szipöcs, R.

Takasaka, M.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tate, J.

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

Tavella, F.

Teisset, C. Y.

Trebino, R.

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Trestino, C.

S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, and P. Villoresi, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tschudi, T.

Tzankov, P.

Ubachs, W.

Valiulis, G.

Varavinicius, A.

Vdovin, G.

Veisz, L.

Villoresi, P.

S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, and P. Villoresi, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Vozzi, C.

Wei, Z.

Wiersma, D. A.

Witte, S.

Wolf, A. L.

Yamane, K.

Yamashita, M.

Zeek, E.

Zinkstok, R. T.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171111 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, K. X. Kärtner, and U. Morgner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (12)

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuska, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 31, 1103 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Tavella, Y. Nomura, L. Veisz, V. Pervak, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 32, 2227 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cirmi, D. Brida, C. Manzoni, M. Marangoni, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, Opt. Lett. 32, 2396 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Vozzi, F. Calegari, E. Benedetti, S. Gasilov, G. Sansone, G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, Opt. Lett. 32, 2957 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Nikolov, A. Gaydardzhiev, I. Buchvarov, P. Tzankov, F. Noack, and V. Petrov, Opt. Lett. 32, 3342 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuska, Z. Wei, M. S. Pshenichnikov, and D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Lett. 22, 102 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 22, 522 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, G. Valiulis, and A. Varavinicius, Opt. Lett. 23, 630 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, Opt. Lett. 23, 1283 (1998).
[CrossRef]

E. Zeek, K. Maginnis, S. Backus, U. Russek, M. Murnane, G. Mourou, H. Kapteyn, and G. Vdovin, Opt. Lett. 24, 493 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Ell, U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, T. Tschudi, M. J. Lederer, A. Boiko, and B. Luther-Davies, Opt. Lett. 26, 373 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuska, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, Opt. Lett. 27, 306 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (3)

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

S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, and P. Villoresi, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, and G. Cerullo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

F. X. Kaertner, Few-Cycle Laser Pulse Generation and Its Applications, Vol. 95 of Topics in Applied Physics (Springer, 2004).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Broadband signal spectrum (solid curve) detected with an InGaAs optical multichannel analyzer compared with the gain bandwidth calculated in undepleted pump approximation for θ = 20.61 ° (dashed–dotted curve) and θ = 20.73 ° (dashed curve).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup of the quasi-collinear near-IR OPA with deformable mirror compressor. BS, beam splitter; VA, variable attenuator; HW, half-wave plate; BBO, β barium borate.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Upper panel, calculated deformation (solid curve) obtained as best fitting of the desired one (dots) retrieved with FROG analysis; the dashed curve plots the wavelength dispersion on the mirror surface. Lower panel, comparison between calculated and corrected GD of the pulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

FROG measurement of the compressed near-IR pulses. (a) Amplitude of measured FROG trace ( 128 × 128   pixels ) . (b) Retrieved FROG trace in amplitude with 0.0107 reconstruction error. (c) Intensity and phase profile as a function of time. (d) Spectral intensity and phase.

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