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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 93–98

Efficient cross polarized wave generation for compact, energy-scalable, ultrashort laser sources

L.P. Ramirez, D.N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J.P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 93-98 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000093


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Abstract

The generation of high contrast and ultrashort laser pulses via a compact and energy-scalable cross polarized wave filter is presented. The setup incorporates a waveguide spatial filter into a single crystal XPW configuration, enabling high energy and high intensity transmission, efficient contrast enhancement and pulse shortening at the multi-mJ level. Excellent XPW conversion of up to 33% (global efficiency: 20%, intensity transmission: 40%) led to an output energy of 650 µJ for an input of 3.3 mJ. Additionally, efficient conversion under specific input phase conditions, allowed pulse shortening from 25 fs to 9.6 fs, indicating the prospective application of this setup as a high energy, ultrabroad laser source.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2010
Published: December 21, 2010

Citation
L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, "Efficient cross polarized wave generation for compact, energy-scalable, ultrashort laser sources," Opt. Express 19, 93-98 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-1-93


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