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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: B112–B117

Characterization of a high-energy self-phase-stabilized near-infrared parametric source

C. Vozzi, C. Manzoni, F. Calegari, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. B112-B117 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.00B112


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Abstract

We present a broadband self-phase-stabilized near-IR source based on difference frequency generation (DFG) of a filament broadened supercontinuum followed by a two-stage optical parametric amplifier. We demonstrate pulses with energy up to 1.2 mJ and duration down to 17 fs . We theoretically study the process of DFG and investigate the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) dependence on the driving pulse parameters. We find that robust CEP stability is possible even with fluctuations in the phase and intensity of the DFG seed pulse. These characteristics make this parametric source suitable as a driver for high-order harmonic generation and isolated attosecond pulse production.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2008
Published: May 22, 2008

Citation
C. Vozzi, C. Manzoni, F. Calegari, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, "Characterization of a high-energy self-phase-stabilized near-infrared parametric source," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, B112-B117 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-7-B112


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