Abstract

We demonstrate a simple and robust passive coherent combining technique for temporal compression of millijoule energy laser pulses down to few-cycle duration in a gas-filled hollow fiber. High combining efficiency is achieved by using carefully oriented calcite plates for temporal pulse division and recombination. Carrier-envelope phase (CEP)-stable, 6-fs, 800-nm pulses with more than 0.6 mJ energy are routinely generated. This method could aid in the energy scaling of CEP-stable hollow-fiber compressor systems.

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Bourdon, P.

Cerullo, G.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
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Chen, L.-J.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
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Cheng, Z.

Cirmi, G.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Cornaggia, C.

Crespo, H.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Daniault, L.

De Silvestri, S.

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[Crossref]

Druon, F.

Eggleton, B. J.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Eidam, T.

Ferencz, K.

Forget, N.

Frolov, S.

Frolov, S. A.

V. E. Leshchenko, V. I. Trunov, S. A. Frolov, E. V. Pestryakov, V. A. Vasiliev, N. L. Kvashnin, and S. N. Bagayev, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095301 (2014).
[Crossref]

Georges, P.

Goular, D.

Grabielle, S.

Guichard, F.

Hädrich, S.

Hanna, M.

Hong, K.-H.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Hönninger, C.

Huang, S. W.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Huang, Z.

Ivanov, M.

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

Jullien, A.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Kärtner, F.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Kienel, M.

Klenke, A.

Kovacs, M.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Krausz, F.

Kretschmar, M.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Kvashnin, N. L.

V. E. Leshchenko, V. I. Trunov, S. A. Frolov, E. V. Pestryakov, V. A. Vasiliev, N. L. Kvashnin, and S. N. Bagayev, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095301 (2014).
[Crossref]

Leng, Y.

Lenzner, M.

Leshchenko, V.

Leshchenko, V. E.

V. E. Leshchenko, V. I. Trunov, S. A. Frolov, E. V. Pestryakov, V. A. Vasiliev, N. L. Kvashnin, and S. N. Bagayev, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095301 (2014).
[Crossref]

Li, E.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Limpert, J.

Lombard, L.

Lopez-Martens, R.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
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Miranda, M.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Morgner, U.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Morin, F.

Moses, J.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Mottay, E.

Moulet, A.

Nagy, T.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Nisoli, M.

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[Crossref]

Oksenhendler, T.

Papadopoulos, D.

Pestryakov, E.

Pestryakov, E. V.

V. E. Leshchenko, V. I. Trunov, S. A. Frolov, E. V. Pestryakov, V. A. Vasiliev, N. L. Kvashnin, and S. N. Bagayev, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095301 (2014).
[Crossref]

Romero, R.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Sartania, S.

Simon, P.

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

S. Szatmari and P. Simon, Opt. Commun. 98, 181 (1993).
[Crossref]

Spielmann, C.

Svelto, O.

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[Crossref]

Szatmari, S.

S. Szatmari and P. Simon, Opt. Commun. 98, 181 (1993).
[Crossref]

Tempea, G.

Trunov, V.

Trunov, V. I.

V. E. Leshchenko, V. I. Trunov, S. A. Frolov, E. V. Pestryakov, V. A. Vasiliev, N. L. Kvashnin, and S. N. Bagayev, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095301 (2014).
[Crossref]

Tünnermann, A.

Vasiliev, V. A.

V. E. Leshchenko, V. I. Trunov, S. A. Frolov, E. V. Pestryakov, V. A. Vasiliev, N. L. Kvashnin, and S. N. Bagayev, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095301 (2014).
[Crossref]

Wang, D.

Zaouter, Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Las. Phys. Lett. (2)

F. Böhle, M. Kretschmar, A. Jullien, M. Kovacs, M. Miranda, R. Romero, H. Crespo, U. Morgner, P. Simon, R. Lopez-Martens, and T. Nagy, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095401 (2014).
[Crossref]

V. E. Leshchenko, V. I. Trunov, S. A. Frolov, E. V. Pestryakov, V. A. Vasiliev, N. L. Kvashnin, and S. N. Bagayev, Las. Phys. Lett. 11, 095301 (2014).
[Crossref]

Nat. Photonics (1)

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K.-H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L.-J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. Kärtner, Nat. Photonics 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. Szatmari and P. Simon, Opt. Commun. 98, 181 (1993).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (7)

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

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

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Polarization states through the calcite plates. (b) Experimental setup (C1, C2, calcite plates; TFP, thin film polarizer; CM, chirped mirrors).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Evolution of the combining efficiency as a function of θ 2 with (red) and without gas (blue). (b) Initial laser spectrum (shaded area). Combined pulse spectra (500 scans, red) and fringed spectrum (blue) are registered for 2-bar Ne pressure.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Evolution of the combining efficiency and spectral bandwidth of the combined pulse as a function of Ne pressure. (b) Evolution of the fringed spectrum as a function of Ne pressure.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Characterization of the combined pulse: (a) temporal intensity and (b) spectral intensity and phase.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Wizzler measurement of the combined pulse for various α 2 values: (a) temporal intensity profile (logarithmic scale), (b) corresponding spectra.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) Relative CEP drift of the combined pulse after temporal post-compression with slow feedback on the stretcher. (b) Fourier analysis of the CEP noise registered for post-compressed single pulse (blue, 145-mrad RMS) and two combined replicas (red, 182-mrad RMS).

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τ = e c × cos θ tilt ( n o 1 ( cos θ ) 2 n o 2 + ( sin θ ) 2 n e 2 ) ,

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