Abstract

An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system delivering pulses with more than 12GW peak power is presented. Compression to sub-5fs, 87μJ and 5.4fs, 100μJ is realized at the 30kHz repetition rate. A high-energy fiber chirped-pulse amplification system operating at 1mJ pulse energy and nearly transform-limited pulses is used to achieve ultrabroadband amplification in two 2mm beta-barium borate crystals. Precise pulse shaping is used to compress the pulses to a few percentages of their transform limit. Assuming diffraction limited focusing (d<2μm), peak intensities as high as 1018W/cm2 can be reached.

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D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

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Tobey, R. I.

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New J. Phys. (1)

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, New J. Phys. 8, 219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Eden, Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 197 (2004).
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Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

F. Krausz and M. Ivanov, Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 163 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Science (2)

H. Kapteyn, O. Cohen, I. Christov, and M. Murnane, Science 317, 775 (2007).
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S. M. Hurtley and L. Helmuth, Science 300, 75 (2003).
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A. Zewail, Nobel Lectures, Chemistry 1996–2000, IngmarGrenthe, ed. (World Scientific Publishing, 2003).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system: Ti:sa, Ti:sapphire oscillator; SLM, spatial light modulator; HNLF, highly nonlinear fiber; ROD-type, rod-type photonic crystal fiber; SHG, second-harmonic generation; OPA, optical parametric amplifier; SLM, spatial light modulator; Yb, Yb-doped fiber amplifier. The gray boxes denote the signal and the pump of the OPA, which are both seeded by the Ti:sapphire oscillator. The OPA stages are two 2 mm BBO crystals, and compression is achieved in a Brewster’s angle 5.3 mm fused silica glass.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Measured autocorrelation and (b) spectrum of the compressed pulses of the fiber chirped-pulse amplification system at 1 mJ pulse energy.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured spectra after the first (gray) and second (black) amplification stage at pulse energies of 35 μJ and 135 μJ , respectively. The dashed gray curve represents the spectrum of the Ti:sapphire oscillator. (b) Left side shows the beam profile of the 135 μJ beam obtained by focusing with an f = 200 mm mirror. The intensity is obtained by assuming a pulse peak power of 12 GW .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Autocorrelation of the compressed pulses at 87 μJ (gray) and 100 μJ (black) pulse energy, respectively. (b) Retrieved temporal profiles of the compressed pulses by using the measured spectra and the phase obtained by the MIIPS algorithm.

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