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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1277–1279

Energy and average power scalable optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification in yttrium calcium oxyborate

Zhi M. Liao, Igor Jovanovic, Chris A. Ebbers, Yiting Fei, and Bruce Chai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1277-1279 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001277


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Abstract

Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) in nonlinear crystals has the potential to produce extremes of peak and average power but is limited either in energy by crystal growth issues or in average power by crystal thermo-optic characteristics. Recently, large ( 7.5 cm diameter × 25 cm length ) crystals of yttrium calcium oxyborate (YCOB) have been grown and utilized for high-average-power second-harmonic generation. Further, YCOB has the necessary thermo-optic properties required for scaling OPCPA systems to high peak and average power operation for wavelengths near 1 μ m . We report what is believed to be the first use of YCOB for OPCPA. Scalability to higher peak and average power is addressed.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2006

Citation
Zhi M. Liao, Igor Jovanovic, Chris A. Ebbers, Yiting Fei, and Bruce Chai, "Energy and average power scalable optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification in yttrium calcium oxyborate," Opt. Lett. 31, 1277-1279 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-9-1277

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