Abstract

We report on the generation of two optical-cycle, carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses with energy of 15 μJ at central wavelength of 2 μm. Pulses of 15 fs (2.3 optical cycles) duration are obtained by difference-frequency generation, which at the same time provides passive carrier-envelope phase stabilization, and noncollinear optical parametric amplification in beta-barium borate crystal, which is shown to provide broad phase-matching bandwidth if seeded by pulses in the 1.6–2.6 μm wavelength range. Pulse compression is achieved by means of a simple propagation through the optical setup and by precisely controlling the initial chirp of the pulses to be frequency downconverted.

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A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

Ališauskas, S.

Andriukaitis, G.

Apolonski, A.

Balciunas, T.

Baltuška, A.

Bates, P. K.

Biegert, J.

Bonora, S.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bradler, M.

Brida, D.

Butkus, R.

Cerullo, G.

Chalus, O.

J. Biegert, P. K. Bates, and O. Chalus, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 18, 531 (2012).
[CrossRef]

O. Chalus, A. Thai, P. K. Bates, and J. Biegert, Opt. Lett. 35, 3204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chen, M.-C.

Cirmi, G.

Darginavicius, J.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 108, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

Deng, Y.

Dubietis, A.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 108, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Eikema, K. S. E.

Erny, C.

C. Erny, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 96, 257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Esteban-Martin, A.

Forget, N.

Förster, M.

Fu, X.

Fuji, T.

Fujihira, Y.

Gallmann, L.

C. Erny, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 96, 257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Galvanauskas, A.

Granados, E.

Gu, X.

Hogerworst, W.

Homann, C.

Homma, T.

Hommelhoff, P.

Hong, K.-Y.

Huang, S.-W.

Ishii, N.

Ishizuki, H.

Kakehata, M.

Kandula, D. Z.

Kaplan, D.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kärtner, F. X.

Keathley, P.

Keller, U.

C. Erny, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 96, 257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

Kobayashi, T.

Kobayashi, Y.

Krausz, F.

Lai, C.-J.

Manzoni, C.

Marangoni, M.

Marcus, G.

Metzger, T.

Moses, J.

Mücke, O. D.

G. Cerullo, A. Baltuška, O. D. Mücke, and C. Vozzi, Laser Photon. Rev. 5, 323 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M.

Pervak, V.

Piskarskas, A.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 108, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Popmintchev, T.

Pugžlys, A.

Renault, A.

Riedle, E.

Sell, A.

Siddiqui, A. M.

Silva, F.

Taira, T.

Takada, H.

Takahashi, H.

Tamošauskas, G.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 108, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Teisset, C.

Teisset, C. Y.

Thai, A.

Torizuka, K.

Valiulis, G.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 108, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Villoresi, P.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Vozzi, C.

G. Cerullo, A. Baltuška, O. D. Mücke, and C. Vozzi, Laser Photon. Rev. 5, 323 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Witte, S.

Wolf, A. L.

Zinkstok, R. T.

Appl. Phys. B

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 108, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Erny, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 96, 257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron.

J. Biegert, P. K. Bates, and O. Chalus, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 18, 531 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laser Photon. Rev.

G. Cerullo, A. Baltuška, O. D. Mücke, and C. Vozzi, Laser Photon. Rev. 5, 323 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Phase-matching curves calculated for type I phase matching BBO OPA pumped at 800 nm, varying pump-seed angle α. Inset shows geometry of the interacting beams inside the crystal.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

THG-FROG results of the amplified pulses. (a) Measured spectrum (black solid curve), reconstructed spectrum (dashed blue curve), and reconstructed spectral phase (dotted blue curve). (b) Reconstructed temporal profile (black solid curve) and phase (dotted black curve), and temporal profile from zero-phase Fourier transform (dashed blue curve).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measurement of CEP fluctuations: (a) f2f interference pattern and its average and (b) variation of the CEP over time and its statistics.

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