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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4785–4787

High-temporal-quality injector generated by optical parametric amplification with hollow-core-fiber compression

Yansui Huang, Liwei Song, Ding Wang, Yanyan Li, Chuang Li, Yi Xu, Yuxin Leng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 24, pp. 4785-4787 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004785


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Abstract

We demonstrate a 100 μJ, <10fs, high-temporal-contrast injector. The experimental setup is based on an optical parametric amplification system followed by a standard hollow-core-fiber compressor and a frequency-doubling crystal. Pulses near 800 nm with FWHMs of about 160 nm are generated. More than 11 orders of magnitude of the contrast ratio, which is limited by the measurement device, are obtained over a large temporal range extending from <1ps ahead of the main pulse. The broad spectral bandwidth and the high contrast of this device make it a good front-end injector for a few-cycle, high-power laser system.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2011
Published: December 15, 2011

Citation
Yansui Huang, Liwei Song, Ding Wang, Yanyan Li, Chuang Li, Yi Xu, Yuxin Leng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "High-temporal-quality injector generated by optical parametric amplification with hollow-core-fiber compression," Opt. Lett. 36, 4785-4787 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-24-4785

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