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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 10870–10878

Octave-spanning OPCPA system delivering CEP-stable few-cycle pulses and 22 W of average power at 1 MHz repetition rate

Jan Rothhardt, Stefan Demmler, Steffen Hädrich, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 10870-10878 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.010870


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Abstract

We report on an OPCPA system delivering CEP-stable pulses with a pulse duration of only 1.7 optical cycles at 880 nm wavelength. This pulse duration is achieved by the generation, optical parametric amplification and compression of a full optical octave of bandwidth. The system is pumped by a high average power Yb-fiber laser system, which allows for operation of the OPCPA at up to 1 MHz repetition rate and 22 W of average output power. Further scaling towards single-cycle pulses, higher energy and output power is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2012
Published: April 26, 2012

Citation
Jan Rothhardt, Stefan Demmler, Steffen Hädrich, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Octave-spanning OPCPA system delivering CEP-stable few-cycle pulses and 22 W of average power at 1 MHz repetition rate," Opt. Express 20, 10870-10878 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-10870


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