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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 62–69

Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-μJ pulses at 2.1-μm carrier wavelength

Xun Gu, Gilad Marcus, Yunpei Deng, Thomas Metzger, Catherine Teisset, Nobuhisa Ishii, Takao Fuji, Andrius Baltuska, Rytis Butkus, Volodymyr Pervak, Hideki Ishizuki, Takunori Taira, Takayoshi Kobayashi, Reinhard Kienberger, and Ferenc Krausz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 62-69 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.000062


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Abstract

We produce carrier-envelope-phase-stable 15.7-fs (2-cycle) 740-μJ pulses at the 2.1-μm carrier wavelength, from a three-stage optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier system, pumped by an optically synchronized 49-ps 11-mJ Nd:YLF laser. A novel seed pulse spectral shaping method is used to ascertain the true amplified seed energy and the parametric superfluorescence levels.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2008
Published: December 22, 2008

Citation
Xun Gu, Gilad Marcus, Yunpei Deng, Thomas Metzger, Catherine Teisset, Nobuhisa Ishii, Takao Fuji, Andrius Baltuska, Rytis Butkus, Volodymyr Pervak, Hideki Ishizuki, Takunori Taira, Takayoshi Kobayashi, Reinhard Kienberger, and Ferenc Krausz, "Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-μJ pulses at 2.1-μm carrier wavelength," Opt. Express 17, 62-69 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-1-62


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