Abstract

We present a 9GW peak power, three-cycle, 2.2μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification source with 1.5% rms energy and 150mrad carrier envelope phase fluctuations. These characteristics, in addition to excellent beam, wavefront, and pulse quality, make the source suitable for long-wavelength-driven high-harmonic generation. High stability is achieved by careful optimization of superfluorescence suppression, enabling energy scaling.

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K. D. Schultz, C. I. Blaga, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, J. Cryan, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, J. Mod. Opt. 54, 1075 (2007).
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Baltuška, A.

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Butkus, R.

Cerullo, G.

Chang, Z. H.

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Chen, M.-C.

Chirla, R.

K. D. Schultz, C. I. Blaga, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, J. Cryan, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, J. Mod. Opt. 54, 1075 (2007).
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Cohen, O.

Colosimo, P.

K. D. Schultz, C. I. Blaga, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, J. Cryan, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, J. Mod. Opt. 54, 1075 (2007).
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M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L'Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. A 49, 2117 (1994).
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Cryan, J.

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Dimauro, L. F.

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Galvanauskas, A.

Gopinath, J.

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Hogervorst, W.

Hong, K.-H.

Huang, S.-W.

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Ilday, F. Ö.

Ishii, N.

Ishizuki, H.

Ivanov, M.

Ivanov, M. Yu.

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Tate, J.

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[CrossRef]

Tavella, F.

Teisset, C.

Teisset, C. Y.

Ubachs, W.

Wheeler, J.

K. D. Schultz, C. I. Blaga, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, J. Cryan, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, J. Mod. Opt. 54, 1075 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Witte, S.

Wolf, A. L.

Yakovlev, V. S.

Zinkstok, R. Th.

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

K. D. Schultz, C. I. Blaga, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, J. Cryan, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, J. Mod. Opt. 54, 1075 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L'Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. A 49, 2117 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Shan and Z. H. Chang, Phys. Rev. A 65, 011804 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

H. A. Haus, Electromagnetic Noise and Quantum Optical Measurements (Springer-Verlag, 2000).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the OPCPA system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) DFG spectrum (red, dotted) and amplified signal spectrum (black; solid and dashed curves are at 220 μ J and 170 μ J energy, respectively.) (b) Interferometric autocorrelation of the compressed 220 μ J pulse by second-harmonic generation in β-barium borate (solid) and the transform limit (circles) calculated from the spectrum in (a). (c) f - 3 f interferogram, indicating 150 mrad rms CEP fluctuations over 10 s . (d) Pseudocolor pyrolelectric CCD image of the 2 μ m output beam.

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