Abstract

We show that an enhancement cavity seeded at the full repetition rate of the pump laser can automatically reshape small-signal gain across the interacting pulses in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier for close-to-optimal operation, significantly increasing both the gain bandwidth and the conversion efficiency, in addition to boosting gain for high-repetition-rate amplification. Applied to a degenerate amplifier, the technique can provide an octave-spanning gain bandwidth.

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Andersen, T. V.

Benedick, A.

Bolger, J. A.

Cerullo, G.

De Silvestri, S.

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

Eggleton, B. J.

Eidam, T.

Falcão-Filho, E. L.

Fan, T. Y.

Gabler, T.

Gopinath, J.

Hanf, S.

Hong, K.-H.

Huang, S.-W.

Hybl, J.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Kärtner, F. X.

Limpert, J.

Manzoni, C.

Matousek, P.

Moses, J.

Mücke, O. D.

New, G. H. C.

Osvay, K.

Ross, I. N.

Schreiber, T.

Seise, E.

Siddiqui, A.

K.-H. Hong, A. Siddiqui, J. Moses, J. Gopinath, J. Hybl, F. Ö. Ilday, T. Y. Fan, and F. X. Kärtner, Opt. Lett. 33, 2473 (2008).
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J. Moses, S.-W. Huang, A. Siddiqui, and F. X. Kärtner, presented at First European Optical Society Topical Meeting on Lasers, Capri, Italy, September 27–30, 2009.

Tünnermann, A.

Wirth, C.

Wise, F. W.

Yanovsky, V.

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