Abstract

Here, 200fs 6mJ pulses from a cw diode-pumped Yb,Na:CaF2 amplifier are spectrally broadened in an Ar- or Ne-filled hollow-core fiber and recompressed to 20fs (Ar) and 35fs (Ne) using a prism pair. The results of spectral broadening and phase measurement are in excellent agreement with numerical modeling based on the generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The longer laser wavelength of 1030nm permits favorable energy scaling for the hollow-fiber technique compared to ultrafast amplifiers operating at 800nm.

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S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 17, 3913 (2009).
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Kanai, T.

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Krausz, F.

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Li, R.

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Mitrofanov, A.

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Su, L.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Hädrich, M. Krebs, S. Nolte, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA4.

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E. E. Serebryannikov, A. J. Verhoef, A. Mitrofanov, A. Baltuška, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 80, 053809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

Yamaguchi, S.

Zheltikov, A. M.

E. E. Serebryannikov, A. J. Verhoef, A. Mitrofanov, A. Baltuška, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 80, 053809 (2009).
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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, and A. Penzkofer, Opt. Commun. 56, 67 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

E. E. Serebryannikov, A. J. Verhoef, A. Mitrofanov, A. Baltuška, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 80, 053809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

A. M. Perelomov, V. S. Popov, and M. V. Terent'ev, Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 924 (1966) [Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 50, 1393(1966)].

Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. (1)

L. V. Keldysh, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 47, 1945 (1964) [Sov. Phys. JETP 20, 1307 (1965)].

Other (1)

S. Hädrich, M. Krebs, S. Nolte, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA4.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Layout of experimental setup. Inset shows the gain module of the Yb amplifier pumped with two 50 W cw 977 nm diode bars.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Compression to 20 fs of 3 mJ pulses transmitted through the hollow fiber at 0.9 bar of Ar: (a) measured and (b) reconstructed SHG FROG traces; (c) spectral intensity (red curve) and phase (solid green curve) after FROG trace reconstruction, measured spectrum after the hollow fiber (black curve), and input pulse spectrum (gray filled curve); (d) reconstructed temporal intensity (black curve) and phase (solid green curve), transform-limited pulse (red filled curve), and input laser pulse (blue curve). Results of simulations are shown by the dotted curves.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Compression to 35 fs of 6 mJ pulses transmitted through the hollow fiber at 4 bars of Ne: (a) measured and (b) reconstructed SHG FROG traces; (c) spectral intensity (red curve) and phase (solid green curve) after FROG trace reconstruction, measured spectrum after the hollow fiber (black curve), and input pulse spectrum (gray filled curve); (d) reconstructed temporal intensity (black curve) and phase (solid green curve), transform-limited pulse (red filled curve), and input laser pulse (blue curve). Results of simulations are shown by the dotted curves.

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