We demonstrate a carrier-envelope phase (CEP) stabilized, chirped pulse laser amplifier that exhibits greatly improved intrinsic long-term CEP stability compared with that of other amplifiers. This system employs a grating-based stretcher and compressor and a cryogenically cooled laser amplifier. Single-shot carrier envelope phase noise measurements are also presented that avoid underestimation of this parameter caused by fringe averaging and represent a rigorously accurate upper limit on CEP noise.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2006
Etienne Gagnon, Isabell Thomann, Ariel Paul, Amy L. Lytle, Sterling Backus, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn, and Arvinder S. Sandhu, "Long-term carrier-envelope phase stability from a grating-based, chirped pulse amplifier," Opt. Lett. 31, 1866-1868 (2006)