Abstract

We report on the shortest pulses to date from a mid-IR optical parametric chirped pulse amplification: 67fs duration with 3.8μJ energy operating at 3.2μm. The system is all solid state and diode pumped and operates at 100kHz with unprecedented power stability of 0.75%rms over 30min.

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K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
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Adler, F.

Agostini, P.

P. Agostini and L. DiMauro, Rep. Prog. Phys. 67, 813(2004).
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B. Sheehy, J. D. D. Martin, L. F. Dimauro, P. Agostini, K. J. Schafer, M. Gaarde, and K. C. Kulander, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5270 (1999).
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Bates, P. K.

Biegert, J.

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[CrossRef]

Camp, M.

K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chalus, O.

Corkum, P. B.

P. B. Corkum and F. Krausz, Nature Phys. 3, 381 (2007).
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Curl, R. F.

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Dimauro, L. F.

B. Sheehy, J. D. D. Martin, L. F. Dimauro, P. Agostini, K. J. Schafer, M. Gaarde, and K. C. Kulander, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5270 (1999).
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Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
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E. Nibbering and T. Elsaesser, Chem. Rev. 104, 1887 (2004).
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Erny, C.

Esteban-Martin, A.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Fried, A.

F. Tittel, D. Richter, and A. Fried, in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (Springer-Verlag, 2003), Vol. 89, pp. 445–510.

Fuji, T.

Gaarde, M.

B. Sheehy, J. D. D. Martin, L. F. Dimauro, P. Agostini, K. J. Schafer, M. Gaarde, and K. C. Kulander, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gaydardzheiv, A.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ghotbi, M.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Goldberg, L.

Hamm, P.

Jeffers, J.

K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kaindl, R.

Keller, U.

Kityk, I.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kokabee, O.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Koplow, J.

Krausz, F.

P. B. Corkum and F. Krausz, Nature Phys. 3, 381 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kühlke, D.

Kulander, K. C.

B. Sheehy, J. D. D. Martin, L. F. Dimauro, P. Agostini, K. J. Schafer, M. Gaarde, and K. C. Kulander, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lancaster, D. G.

Leitenstorfer, A.

Majchrowski, A.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Martin, J. D. D.

B. Sheehy, J. D. D. Martin, L. F. Dimauro, P. Agostini, K. J. Schafer, M. Gaarde, and K. C. Kulander, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mazzone, P.

P. Mazzone, J. Thorac. Oncol. 3, 774 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

McCann, P.

K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

McMillen, G.

K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Michalski, E.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Miyata, K.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Moutzouris, K.

Namjou, K.

K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nibbering, E.

E. Nibbering and T. Elsaesser, Chem. Rev. 104, 1887 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nikolov, I.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Noack, F.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Reich, T.

K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Reimann, K.

Richter, D.

D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, L. Goldberg, and J. Koplow, Opt. Lett. 24, 1744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Tittel, D. Richter, and A. Fried, in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (Springer-Verlag, 2003), Vol. 89, pp. 445–510.

Roller, C.

K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rotermund, F.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Schafer, K. J.

B. Sheehy, J. D. D. Martin, L. F. Dimauro, P. Agostini, K. J. Schafer, M. Gaarde, and K. C. Kulander, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sheehy, B.

B. Sheehy, J. D. D. Martin, L. F. Dimauro, P. Agostini, K. J. Schafer, M. Gaarde, and K. C. Kulander, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Smolarski, M.

Suzuki, T.

Tittel, F.

F. Tittel, D. Richter, and A. Fried, in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (Springer-Verlag, 2003), Vol. 89, pp. 445–510.

Tittel, F. K.

Tzankov, P.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A.

Woerner, M.

Wurm, M.

Appl. Phys. B

K. Namjou, C. Roller, T. Reich, J. Jeffers, G. McMillen, P. McCann, and M. Camp, Appl. Phys. B 85, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Rev.

E. Nibbering and T. Elsaesser, Chem. Rev. 104, 1887 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Thorac. Oncol.

P. Mazzone, J. Thorac. Oncol. 3, 774 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Laser Photon. Rev.

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzheiv, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nature Phys.

P. B. Corkum and F. Krausz, Nature Phys. 3, 381 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

B. Sheehy, J. D. D. Martin, L. F. Dimauro, P. Agostini, K. J. Schafer, M. Gaarde, and K. C. Kulander, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rep. Prog. Phys.

P. Agostini and L. DiMauro, Rep. Prog. Phys. 67, 813(2004).
[CrossRef]

Other

F. Tittel, D. Richter, and A. Fried, in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (Springer-Verlag, 2003), Vol. 89, pp. 445–510.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Mid-IR OPCPA source layout. The two-color output from a commercial fiber MOPA system (FFS, Toptica Photonics) generates, via DFG, self-CEP stable, 3.2 μm radiation. These pulses are then stretched and amplified by a triple-stage OPCPA pumped by a Nd : YV O 4 laser (SuperRapid, Lumera Laser) and, finally, are compressed by a Martinez- type compressor. The compressor includes a linear deformable mirror with which we fine tune dispersion.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured and retrieved SHG FROG traces of the compressed pulse (FROG error = 0.41 % ). Left, the temporal intensity and instantaneous frequency of the compressed pulse. Right, the spectra after each nonlinear stage.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Stability of the system and profile. The stability of the OPCPA system after compression is excellent, with fluctuation under 0.75% over 30 min . Inset is the beam profile after compression.

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