Abstract

We report the use of cross-polarized wave generation to perform both pulse shortening and temporal cleaning of a high-energy ytterbium-doped fiber-based femtosecond laser system. The nonlinear processes allow both a highly efficient nonlinear conversion of 20% and a large compression ratio of 3.5, with inherently improved coherent and incoherent contrasts. This results in the generation of 37μJ, 115fs pulses at a repetition rate of 100kHz with high temporal quality.

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L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, Opt. Express 19, 93 (2011).
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2009 (2)

2008 (3)

2006 (2)

2005 (1)

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Albert, O.

Andersen, T. V.

Antonucci, L.

Augé-Rochereau, F.

Boullet, J.

Burgy, F.

Canova, L.

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
[Crossref]

Chambaret, J.-P.

Chen, X.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, Opt. Express 19, 93 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

Chériaux, G.

Constant, E.

Cormier, E.

Cotel, A.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, and C. Le Blanc, Appl. Phys. B 83, 7 (2006).
[Crossref]

Druon, F.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, Opt. Express 19, 93 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, F. Druon, and P. Georges, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 182 (2009).
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Y. Zaouter, D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, J. Boullet, L. Huang, C. Aguergaray, F. Druon, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and E. Cormier, Opt. Lett. 33, 107 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Eidam, T.

Etchepare, J.

Fabre, B.

Forget, N.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, and C. Le Blanc, Appl. Phys. B 83, 7 (2006).
[Crossref]

Gabler, T.

Georges, P.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, Opt. Express 19, 93 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, F. Druon, and P. Georges, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 182 (2009).
[Crossref]

Y. Zaouter, D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, J. Boullet, L. Huang, C. Aguergaray, F. Druon, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and E. Cormier, Opt. Lett. 33, 107 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hamoniaux, G.

Hanf, S.

Hanna, M.

Higuet, J.

Huang, L.

Jullien, A.

Kourtev, S.

Le Blanc, C.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, and C. Le Blanc, Appl. Phys. B 83, 7 (2006).
[Crossref]

Limpert, J.

Lopez-Martens, R.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, Opt. Express 19, 93 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
[Crossref]

Mairesse, Y.

Mercier, B.

Mével, E.

Minkovski, N.

Monot, P.

Mottay, E.

ousseau, J.-P.

Papadopoulos, D.

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

Papadopoulos, D. N.

Pellegrina, A.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, Opt. Express 19, 93 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

Petit, S.

Ramirez, L. P.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, Opt. Express 19, 93 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

Ricci, A.

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, Opt. Express 19, 93 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rousseau, J. P.

Rousseau, J.-P.

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

A. Jullien, J.-P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, Opt. Lett. 33, 2353 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Saltiel, S. M.

Schreiber, T.

Seise, E.

Tünnermann, A.

Wirth, C.

Zaouter, Y.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, and C. Le Blanc, Appl. Phys. B 83, 7 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 102, 769 (2011).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, F. Druon, and P. Georges, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 182 (2009).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Output XPW energy (green open square) and XPW efficiency (red open triangle) as a function of input energy together with output beam profile at the highest energy obtained (inset). (b) Output spectra before (green inner curve) and after (blue outer curve) XPW stage.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Autocorrelations and (b) retrieved temporal profiles from the SHG FROG measurements; taken at the output of (green outer curve) FCPA at 200 μJ , (blue middle curve) XPW stage at 41 μJ and (red inner curve) after compression at 37 μJ . All FROG retrieval errors are less than 5.10 4 on 256 × 256 grids.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Simulated temporal profiles of XPW pulses (solid red) before and (solid blue) after compression. Experimental temporal profiles retrieved by FROG for the XPW pulse (dashed dotted red)before and (dashed blue) after compression. (b) Spectrum of (solid green) the simulated and (dashed green) retrieved spectrum by FROG of the XPW pulses.

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