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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 313–315

High-repetition-rate sub-5-fs pulses with 12 GW peak power from fiber-amplifier-pumped optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification

Steffen Hädrich, Stefan Demmler, Jan Rothhardt, Christoph Jocher, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 313-315 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000313


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Abstract

An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system delivering pulses with more than 12 GW peak power is presented. Compression to sub- 5 fs , 87 μJ and 5.4 fs , 100 μJ is realized at the 30 kHz repetition rate. A high-energy fiber chirped-pulse amplification system operating at 1 mJ pulse energy and nearly transform-limited pulses is used to achieve ultrabroadband amplification in two 2 mm beta-barium borate crystals. Precise pulse shaping is used to compress the pulses to a few percentages of their transform limit. Assuming diffraction limited focusing ( d < 2 μm ), peak intensities as high as 10 18 W / cm 2 can be reached.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2010
Published: January 21, 2011

Citation
Steffen Hädrich, Stefan Demmler, Jan Rothhardt, Christoph Jocher, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "High-repetition-rate sub-5-fs pulses with 12 GW peak power from fiber-amplifier-pumped optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 36, 313-315 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-3-313


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