We generate ultrabroadband self-phase-stabilized near-IR pulses by difference-frequency generation of a hollow-fiber broadened supercontinuum followed by two-stage optical parametric amplification. Energies up to 40 microJoules are demonstrated and a route for energy scaling is indicated.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
C. Vozzi, C. Manzoni, E. Benedetti, G. Cirmi, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, " High Energy Self-Phase-Stabilized Pulses by Difference Frequency Generation and Optical Parametric Amplification," in 15th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD4.