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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3884–3887

Approaching the limits of carrier-envelope phase stability in a millijoule-class amplifier

Fabian Lücking, Vincent Crozatier, Nicolas Forget, Andreas Assion, and Ferenc Krausz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3884-3887 (2014)

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The demand for ever shorter light pulses presents a challenge to the detection and stabilization of the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) in amplifier systems. Here we present a combination of single-shot detection and a fast actuator that is capable of measuring and correcting the CEP in every single shot emitted by a millijoule-scale, multi-kHz femtosecond laser amplifier. The residual CEP noise within 50 s amounts to 98 mrad rms in-loop (fast detection, 5·105 shots) and 140 mrad out-of-loop (slow detection, 6250 shots), approaching the noise floor of the f-to-2f measurement. Both values represent a twofold improvement of the CEP stability over previously published results in comparable systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2014
Published: June 24, 2014

Fabian Lücking, Vincent Crozatier, Nicolas Forget, Andreas Assion, and Ferenc Krausz, "Approaching the limits of carrier-envelope phase stability in a millijoule-class amplifier," Opt. Lett. 39, 3884-3887 (2014)

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