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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2755–2757

90 GW peak power few-cycle mid-infrared pulses from an optical parametric amplifier

Giedrius Andriukaitis, Tadas Balčiūnas, Skirmantas Ališauskas, Audrius Pugžlys, Andrius Baltuška, Tenio Popmintchev, Ming-Chang Chen, Margaret M. Murnane, and Henry C. Kapteyn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2755-2757 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002755


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Abstract

We demonstrate a compact 20 Hz repetition-rate mid-IR OPCPA system operating at a central wavelength of 3900 nm with the tail-to-tail spectrum extending over 600 nm and delivering 8 mJ pulses that are compressed to 83 fs ( < 7 optical cycles). Because of the long optical period ( 13 fs ) and a high peak power, the system opens a range of unprecedented opportunities for tabletop ultrafast science and is particularly attractive as a driver for a highly efficient generation of ultrafast coherent x-ray continua for biomolecular and element specific imaging.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: July 19, 2011

Citation
Giedrius Andriukaitis, Tadas Balčiūnas, Skirmantas Ališauskas, Audrius Pugžlys, Andrius Baltuška, Tenio Popmintchev, Ming-Chang Chen, Margaret M. Murnane, and Henry C. Kapteyn, "90 GW peak power few-cycle mid-infrared pulses from an optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 36, 2755-2757 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2755


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