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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2227–2229

Dispersion management for a sub- 10 - fs , 10 TW optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier

Franz Tavella, Yutaka Nomura, Laszlo Veisz, Vladimir Pervak, Andrius Marcinkevičius, and Ferenc Krausz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2227-2229 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002227


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Abstract

We report the amplification of three-cycle, 8.5 fs optical pulses in a near-infrared noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) up to energies of 80 mJ . Improved dispersion management in the amplifier by means of a combination of reflection grisms and a chirped-mirror stretcher allowed us to recompress the amplified pulses to within 6% of their Fourier limit. The novel ultrabroad, ultraprecise dispersion control technology presented in this work opens the way to scaling multiterawatt technology to even shorter pulses by optimizing the OPCPA bandwidth.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2007
Published: July 24, 2007

Citation
Franz Tavella, Yutaka Nomura, Laszlo Veisz, Vladimir Pervak, Andrius Marcinkevičius, and Ferenc Krausz, "Dispersion management for a sub-10-fs, 10 TW optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Opt. Lett. 32, 2227-2229 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-15-2227

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