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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2014
  • pp: 1865–1870

Table top TW-class OPCPA system driven by tandem femtosecond Yb:KGW and picosecond Nd:YAG lasers

Tomas Stanislauskas, Rimantas Budriūnas, Roman Antipenkov, Audrius Zaukevičius, Jonas Adamonis, Andrejus Michailovas, Linas Giniūnas, Romualdas Danielius, Algis Piskarskas, and Arūnas Varanavičius  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 1865-1870 (2014)

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We present a compact TW-class OPCPA system operating at 800 nm. Broadband seed pulses are generated and pre-amplified to 25 μJ in a white light continuum seeded femtosecond NOPA. Amplification of the seed pulses to 35 mJ at a repetition rate of 10 Hz and compression to 9 fs is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2014
Published: January 21, 2014

Tomas Stanislauskas, Rimantas Budriūnas, Roman Antipenkov, Audrius Zaukevičius, Jonas Adamonis, Andrejus Michailovas, Linas Giniūnas, Romualdas Danielius, Algis Piskarskas, and Arūnas Varanavičius, "Table top TW-class OPCPA system driven by tandem femtosecond Yb:KGW and picosecond Nd:YAG lasers," Opt. Express 22, 1865-1870 (2014)

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