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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 1191–1196

Sub-10-fs pulses from a MHz-NOPA with pulse energies of 0.4 μJ

Moritz Emons, Andy Steinmann, Thomas Binhammer, Guido Palmer, Marcel Schultze, and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 1191-1196 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.001191


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Abstract

We present a non-collinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) delivering sub-10-fs pulses with 420 nJ of pulse energy. The system is driven by microjoule pulses from an Yb:KYW oscillator with cavity-dumping and a subsequent single-stage rod-type fiber amplifier at 1-MHz repetition rate. The ultrabroadband seed is based on stable white-light generation from 420 fs long pulses in a YAG plate.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2010
Published: January 8, 2010

Citation
Moritz Emons, Andy Steinmann, Thomas Binhammer, Guido Palmer, Marcel Schultze, and Uwe Morgner, "Sub-10-fs pulses from a MHz-NOPA with pulse energies of 0.4 μJ," Opt. Express 18, 1191-1196 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-2-1191


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