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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2836–2841

Few-cycle OPCPA system at 143 kHz with more than 1 μJ of pulse energy

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

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2836-2841 (2010)

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We present an OPCPA system delivering 8.8 fs (3.3 optical cycles) pulses with 1.3 μJ of energy at 143 kHz repetition rate. Pump and seed for the parametric amplification are simultaneously generated by a broadband Ti:sapphire oscillator. The spectral components beyond 1000 nm are separated and amplified in an Yb:YAG thin-disk regenerative amplifier. The pulses are characterized using autocorrelation and SPIDER apparatus. With a pulse peak power of nearly 130 MW, the system is well-suited for future table top strong field experiments.

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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

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2010
Published: January 26, 2010

Marcel Schultze, Thomas Binhammer, Andy Steinmann, Guido Palmer, Moritz Emons, and Uwe Morgner, "Few-cycle OPCPA system at 143 kHz with more than 1 μJ of pulse energy," Opt. Express 18, 2836-2841 (2010)

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