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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29656–29665

Temporal and spatial effects inside a compact and CEP stabilized, few-cycle OPCPA system at high repetition rates

Jan Matyschok, Tino Lang, Thomas Binhammer, Oliver Prochnow, Stefan Rausch, Marcel Schultze, Anne Harth, Piotr Rudawski, Cord L. Arnold, Anne L’Huillier, and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29656-29665 (2013)

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We present a compact and ultra-stable few-cycle OPCPA system. In two non-collinear parametric amplification stages pulse energies up to 17 µJ at 200 kHz repetition rate are obtained. Recompression of the broadband pulses down to 6.3 fs is performed with chirped mirrors leading to peak powers above 800 MW. The parametric amplification processes were studied in detail employing (2 + 1) dimensional numerical simulations and compared to experimental observations in terms of spectral shapes, pulse energy, spatial effects as well as delay dependent nonlinear mixing products. This gives new insights into the parametric process and design guidelines for high repetition rate OPCPA systems.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2013
Published: November 22, 2013

Jan Matyschok, Tino Lang, Thomas Binhammer, Oliver Prochnow, Stefan Rausch, Marcel Schultze, Anne Harth, Piotr Rudawski, Cord L. Arnold, Anne L’Huillier, and Uwe Morgner, "Temporal and spatial effects inside a compact and CEP stabilized, few-cycle OPCPA system at high repetition rates," Opt. Express 21, 29656-29665 (2013)

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