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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2386–2388

Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification source suitable for seeding high-energy systems

Y. Tang, I. N. Ross, C. Hernandez-Gomez, G. H.C. New, I. Musgrave, O. V. Chekhlov, P. Matousek, and J. L. Collier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 20, pp. 2386-2388 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002386


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Abstract

A short-pulse source based on optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) technology has been developed with properties that make it a suitable seed for a high-energy OPCPA system. This source generated a diffraction-limited pulse at 910 nm with a full bandwidth of > 165 nm and a spectrum having a transform-limited pulse duration of less than 15 fs . The technique has potential for generating bandwidths > 200 nm and pulse durations < 10 fs .

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2008
Published: October 14, 2008

Citation
Y. Tang, I. N. Ross, C. Hernandez-Gomez, G. H. C. New, I. Musgrave, O. V. Chekhlov, P. Matousek, and J. L. Collier, "Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification source suitable for seeding high-energy systems," Opt. Lett. 33, 2386-2388 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-20-2386


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