Abstract

In this Letter, we report on what is, to our knowledge, the first experimental demonstration of yttrium calcium oxyborate (YCOB) for joule-level and broadband non-collinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification centered at 800 nm. Based on a Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplification front end, an amplified signal energy of 3.36 J was generated with a pump of 35 J in the crystal. Compressed pulse duration of 44.3 fs, with a bandwidth of 49 nm, was achieved. The results confirm that YCOB crystal is another potential alternative as a final amplifier besides Ti:sapphire in a petawatt laser at 800 nm.

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V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal’shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, Opt. Commun. 144, 125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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I. A. Begishev, V. Bagnoud, C. Dorrer, and J. D. Zuegel, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD3.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the OPCPA experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Conversion efficiency of YCOB as a function of pump fluence Φpump(J/cm2). The red, solid, curved line shows model predictions, with the green dots representing the measured values.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured amplified (red, solid, curved line), injected (green dashed, curved line), and theoretical gain bandwidth of YCOB (blue, dashed, dotted curved line).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured single-shot autocorrelation traces of a compressed amplified pulse (green, solid, curved line) and autocorrelation traces of a transform-limited pulse of the amplified spectrum (red, dashed, curved line). The inset shows near-field beam profile at the output of YCOB crystal.

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