Abstract

The multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan (MIIPS) technique is modified to optimize the compressor settings of a chirped pulse amplification (CPA) laser system. Here, we use the compressor itself to perform the phase scan inherent in MIIPS measurement . A frequency-resolved optical gating measurement shows that the pulse duration of the compressor optimized using the modified MIIPS technique is 33.8 fs with a 2.24 rad temporal phase variation above 2% intensity. The measured time-bandwidth product is 0.60, which is close to that of transform-limited Gaussian pulse (0.44).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) GDD produced by an ideal stretcher at an incident angle of 55° and a grating separation of 205.5 mm. (b) Residual GDD curves after the ideal compressor at 55° and 205.50 mm (horizontal line); 54° and 202.69 mm (dashed line); 56° and 208.18 mm (dot-dashed line), separations being set for zero GDD at 800 nm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

SH signal spectra at different angles as grating separation increases: (a) 56.5°; (b) 55.5°; (c) 57.5°. The numbered arrows indicate the sequence of SH spectrum acquisition. (d) Measured residual GDD curves, using the modified MIIPS, in the laser system at 56.5° and 214.32 mm (solid line); 55.5° and 211.66 mm (dashed line); 57.5° and 216.86 mm (dot-dashed line), separations being set for zero GDD at 800 nm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

FROG-measured pulse shape and phase after the compressor is optimized with the compressor-based MIPPS.

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S2ω||E(ω+Ω)E(ωΩ)|ei[φ(ω+Ω)+φ(ωΩ)]dΩ|2,
φ(ω±Ω)φ(ω)±φ(ω)Ω+12φ(ω)Ω2.
S2ω||E(ω+Ω)E(ωΩ)|eiφ(ω)Ω2dΩ|2.
ϑ=d2ϑdω2=GN2λ3πc2cos3θ,
sinγsinθ=λN,

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