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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 26 — Dec. 27, 2004
  • pp: 6421–6427

Application of periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 for efficient optical parametric chirped pulse amplification at 1 kHz

Fabian Rotermund, Chang Jun Yoon, Valentin Petrov, Frank Noack, Sunao Kurimura, Nan-Ei Yu, and Kenji Kitamura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 26, pp. 6421-6427 (2004)

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We demonstrate optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) at 1-kHz repetition rate in periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 (PPSLT) with 1 mol % MgO doping. Diode pumping was used both for the fiber laser generating the femtosecond seed pulses and the nanosecond laser/amplifier employed as a pump source. The high gain (≈63 dB) and large bandwidth (20 nm) obtained for single-stage non-degenerate OPCPA operation provide a compact and efficient solution for amplification of ultrashort pulses near 1.57 µm. Stretched femtosecond pulses could be amplified up to 39.5 µJ in a 7-mm long, 2-mm thick sample of PPSLT. The pulse duration of the amplified signal pulses (FWHM) after recompression amounted to 315 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: November 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2004
Published: December 27, 2004

Fabian Rotermund, Chang Yoon, Valentin Petrov, Frank Noack, Sunao Kurimura, Nan-Ei Yu, and Kenji Kitamura, "Application of periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 for efficient optical parametric chirped pulse amplification at 1 kHz," Opt. Express 12, 6421-6427 (2004)

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