Abstract

In an effort to develop a robust and efficient front end for a chirped-pulse parametric amplification chain, we demonstrate a broadband difference-frequency converter driven by a monolithic femtosecond Yb-doped-fiber amplifier and emitting carrier-envelope-offset-free pulses with the energy of tens of nanojoules tunable in the wavelength range from 1200 nm to beyond 2μm. Next to providing these seed pulses, the system enables direct optical synchronization of Nd- and Yb-doped pump lasers for subsequent parametric amplification.

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2005 (1)

2003 (1)

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
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Arbore, M. A.

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Bartelt, H.

Bates, Ph. K.

Benedetti, E.

Biegert, J.

Budunoglu, I. L.

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[CrossRef]

Butkus, R.

Calegari, F.

Cerullo, G.

Chalus, O.

Chang, Z.

Danielius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

Deng, Y.

Dombi, P.

Dubietis, A.

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[CrossRef]

Eikema, K. S. E.

Erny, C.

Fejer, M. M.

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

Gallmann, L.

Galvanauskas, A.

Gasilov, S.

Giniunas, L.

Goulielmakis, E.

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
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Gu, X.

Haag, M.

Hädrich, S.

Hänsch, T. W.

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Hariharan, A.

Harter, D.

Heese, C.

Hogervorst, W.

Holzwarth, R.

Huber, R.

Ilday, F. Ö.

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, K. Özgören, I. L. Budunoglu, and F. Ö. Ilday, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 145 (2009).
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Ishii, N.

Ishizuki, H.

Kane, S.

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Keller, U.

Kienberger, R.

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[CrossRef]

Killi, A.

Kobayashi, T.

Kobelke, J.

Köhler, S.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuška, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173 (2006).
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Krauss, G.

Krausz, F.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Krok, P.

Kuznetsova, L.

L. Kuznetsova, F. W. Wise, S. Kane, and J. Squier, Appl. Phys. B 88, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Leitenstorfer, A.

Li, C.

Limpert, J.

Lochbrunner, S.

Marcus, G.

Mashiko, H.

Metzger, T.

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Morgner, U.

Mücke, O. D.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K.

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Nakamura, C.

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Palmer, G.

Pervak, V.

Piskarskas, A. P.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 163 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pocius, J.

Pugžlys, A.

Riedle, E.

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Schimpf, D. N.

Schmid, K.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuška, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schriever, C.

Sell, A.

Sidorov, D.

Smilgevicius, V.

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Squier, J.

L. Kuznetsova, F. W. Wise, S. Kane, and J. Squier, Appl. Phys. B 88, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Stagira, S.

Steinmann, A.

Tackett, J.

Taira, T.

Teisset, C.

Teisset, C. Y.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuška, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Y. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, A. M. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, Opt. Express 13, 6550 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tünnermann, A.

Ubachs, W.

Udem, T.

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Uiberacker, M.

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Veisz, L.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuška, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Vozzi, C.

Wang, H.

Wise, F. W.

L. Kuznetsova, F. W. Wise, S. Kane, and J. Squier, Appl. Phys. B 88, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Witte, S.

Wolf, A. L.

Yakovlev, V.

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zheltikov, A. M.

Zinkstok, R. Th.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

L. Kuznetsova, F. W. Wise, S. Kane, and J. Squier, Appl. Phys. B 88, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (4)

A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuška, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 163 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, K. Özgören, I. L. Budunoglu, and F. Ö. Ilday, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 145 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed. (Academic, 2006).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout of the MFCPA and DFG/OPA (for details see text). In the lower part far-field mode profiles of the FCPA output (left) and CEP-stable output of DFG/OPA (right) are presented.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SHG FROG characterization of the MFCPA output. (a) Retrieved temporal pulse profile and temporal phase and measured autocorrelation function. (b) Measured and retrieved spectra together with the spectral phase. (c) Measured and (d) retrieved SHG FROG traces.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPA performance. (a) Tunability of first stage OPA. (b) CEP-stable idler spectra at selected wavelengths and results of spectral broadening of the 1.6 μ m pulse in negative-dispersion PCF (zero dispersion point 750 nm) and SMF (Hi1060).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured phase stability with an f-to-2f interferometer after spectrally broadening the OPA output pulses in a SMF. The retrieved phase for each measured spectrum (integrated over 10,000 pulses) is shown in the upper panel. The first (gray curve) and averaged spectrum ( > 4   s ) (black curve) are shown in the right panel.

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