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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4973–4975

Carrier-envelope-phase-stable, 1.2 mJ, 1.5 cycle laser pulses at 2.1 μm

Yunpei Deng, Alexander Schwarz, Hanieh Fattahi, Moritz Ueffing, Xun Gu, Marcus Ossiander, Thomas Metzger, Volodymyr Pervak, Hideki Ishizuki, Takunori Taira, Takayoshi Kobayashi, Gilad Marcus, Ferenc Krausz, Reinhard Kienberger, and Nicholas Karpowicz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 23, pp. 4973-4975 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004973


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Abstract

We produce 1.5 cycle (10.5 fs), 1.2 mJ, 3 kHz carrier-envelope-phase-stable pulses at 2.1 μm carrier wavelength, from a three-stage optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier system, pumped by an optically synchronized 1.6 ps Yb:YAG thin disk laser. A chirped periodically poled lithium niobate crystal is used to generate the ultrabroad spectrum needed for a 1.5 cycle pulse through difference frequency mixing of spectrally broadened pulse from a Ti:sapphire amplifier. It will be an ideal tool for producing isolated attosecond pulses with high photon energies.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2012
Published: November 29, 2012

Citation
Yunpei Deng, Alexander Schwarz, Hanieh Fattahi, Moritz Ueffing, Xun Gu, Marcus Ossiander, Thomas Metzger, Volodymyr Pervak, Hideki Ishizuki, Takunori Taira, Takayoshi Kobayashi, Gilad Marcus, Ferenc Krausz, Reinhard Kienberger, and Nicholas Karpowicz, "Carrier-envelope-phase-stable, 1.2 mJ, 1.5 cycle laser pulses at 2.1 μm," Opt. Lett. 37, 4973-4975 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-23-4973


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