Abstract

It is shown that timing jitter in optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification induces spectral drifts that transfer to carrier-envelope phase (CEP) instabilities via dispersion. Reduction of this effect requires temporal synchronization, which is realized with feedback obtained from the angularly dispersed idler. Furthermore, a novel method to measure the CEP drifts by utilizing parasitic second harmonic generation within parametric amplifiers is presented. Stabilization of the timing allows the obtainment of a CEP stability of 86 mrad over 40 min at 150 kHz repetition rate.

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Apolonski, A.

H. Fattahi, C. Y. Teisset, O. Pronin, A. Sugita, R. Graf, V. Pervak, X. Gu, T. Metzger, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, Opt. Express 20, 9833 (2012).
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Fattahi, H.

Fuji, T.

T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, C. Gohle, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, New J. Physics 7, 116 (2005).
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Gohle, C.

T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, C. Gohle, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, New J. Physics 7, 116 (2005).
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Goulielmakis, E.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hansch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
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Gu, X.

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Hänsch, T. W.

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Heidt, A. M.

Ivanov, M.

F. Krausz and M. Ivanov, Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 163 (2009).
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Jocher, C.

Kienberger, R.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, Opt. Express 20, 5557 (2012).
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Krausz, F.

H. Fattahi, C. Y. Teisset, O. Pronin, A. Sugita, R. Graf, V. Pervak, X. Gu, T. Metzger, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, Opt. Express 20, 9833 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Major, Z.

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Rauschenberger, J.

T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, C. Gohle, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, New J. Physics 7, 116 (2005).
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[CrossRef]

Sugita, A.

Teisset, C. Y.

Tempea, G.

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Udem, T.

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[CrossRef]

Ueffing, M.

Uiberacker, M.

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hansch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Witte, S.

S. Witte and K. S. E. Eikema, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 296 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yakovlev, V. S.

T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, C. Gohle, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, New J. Physics 7, 116 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hansch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zuegel, J. D.

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

S. Witte and K. S. E. Eikema, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 296 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuska, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hansch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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New J. Physics (1)

T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, C. Gohle, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, New J. Physics 7, 116 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

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

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

G. Cerullo and S. D. Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Z. Chang, Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics (CRC, 2011).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup used for measurement of timing jitter induced CEP effects. OSA, optical spectrum analyzer; PD, photodiode; PID, proportional, integral, differential electronic; CMC, chirped mirror compressor; POL, polarizer; Sa, Sapphire.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Spectrum of the amplified signal and its parasitic second harmonic generation (PSHG) signal. (b) Measured CEP drift when applying a 0.1 Hz sinusoidal modulation to the oscillator’s phase offset (solid curve, WL-based f-2f; dashed curve, PSHG-based f-2f).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

CEP (dotted curve, upper panel, PSHG f-2f; solid curve, upper panel, WL f-2f) and central wavelength drift (solid curve, lower panel) induced by a controlled delay shift.

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ΔφCEP=2π(dndλ)λ0z,

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