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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2100–2102

Femtosecond pulse parametric amplification at narrowband high power gas laser pumping

Ondřej Novák, Hana Turčičová, Martin Divoký, Martin Smrž, Jaroslav Huynh, and Petr Straka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 2100-2102 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002100


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Abstract

In ultrashort pulse amplification a narrowband gas pump pulse laser has been used for the first time. An all-stage optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier (OPCPA) was driven by a single-shot iodine photodissociation laser. For the first time a broadband amplification was achieved in potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystal at 800 nm seeding. Ti:sapphire laser pulses stretched from 12.5 fs to 250 ps were amplified and compressed to 27 fs at a 0.5 TW output power. The results suggest using narrowband high power gas lasers as OPCPA drivers to generate petawatt beams.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

Citation
Ondřej Novák, Hana Turčičová, Martin Divoký, Martin Smrž, Jaroslav Huynh, and Petr Straka, "Femtosecond pulse parametric amplification at narrowband high power gas laser pumping," Opt. Lett. 37, 2100-2102 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-11-2100

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