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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3519–3524

Femtosecond Yb:KGW MOPA driven broadband NOPA as a frontend for TW few-cycle pulse systems

R. Antipenkov, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, and A. P. Piskarskas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3519-3524 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.003519


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Abstract

White light continuum seeded noncollinear optical parametric amplifier driven by Yb:KGW master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system is reported. The demonstrated design provides amplification of broadband pulses at 800 nm up to 20 µJ energy at 1 kHz repetition rate and can be used as simple and reliable frontend source for systems producing high intensity few-cycle pulses. The amplified spectral bandwidth allows for <7 fs pulse durations and preliminary compression of partial spectrum yields sub-10 fs pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2011
Published: February 8, 2011

Citation
R. Antipenkov, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, and A. P. Piskarskas, "Femtosecond Yb:KGW MOPA driven broadband NOPA as a frontend for TW few-cycle pulse systems," Opt. Express 19, 3519-3524 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-3519


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