Abstract

We present a compact and stable femtosecond wavelength-tunable optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) system. A novel OPCPA front-end was constructed using a multi-channel picosecond all-in-fiber source for seeding DPSS pump laser and white light supercontinuum generation. Broadband chirped pulses were parametrically amplified up to 1 mJ energy and compressed to less than 40 fs duration. Pulse wavelength tunability in the range from 680 nm to 930 nm was experimentally demonstrated.

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2015 (1)

O. Pronin, M. Seidel, F. Lücking, J. Brons, E. Fedulova, M. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, and F. Krausz, “High-power multi-megahertz source of waveform-stabilized few-cycle light,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6988 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2014 (1)

2013 (3)

2012 (2)

2011 (2)

2009 (3)

2008 (2)

T. Balciunas, A. Melninkaitis, G. Tamosauskas, and V. Sirutkaitis, “Time-resolved off-axis digital holography for characterization of ultrafast phenomena in water,” Opt. Lett. 33(1), 58–60 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. C. Kippeny, M. J. Bowers, A. D. Dukes, J. R. McBride, R. L. Orndorff, M. D. Garrett, and S. J. Rosenthal, “Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084713 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2006 (3)

I. V. Hertel and W. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 69(6), 1897–2003 (2006).
[Crossref]

D. Pestov, M. Zhi, Z. E. Sariyanni, N. G. Kalugin, A. Kolomenskii, R. Murawski, Y. V. Rostovtsev, V. A. Sautenkov, A. V. Sokolov, and M. O. Scully, “Femtosecond CARS of methanol-water mixtures,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 37(1-3), 392–396 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 163–172 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (2)

2004 (1)

Y.-Z. Ma, J. Stenger, J. Zimmermann, S. M. Bachilo, R. E. Smalley, R. B. Weisman, and G. R. Fleming, “Ultrafast carrier dynamics in single-walled carbon nanotubes probed by femtosecond spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 120(7), 3368–3373 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1–18 (2003).
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

N. Pontius, P. S. Bechthold, M. Neeb, and W. Eberhardt, “Ultrafast hot-electron dynamics observed in Pt( -)(3) using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(6), 1132–1135 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1996 (1)

1993 (1)

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, “Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses usingfrequency-resolved optical gating,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29(2), 571–579 (1993).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

O. Eduardo, “Design of high-power ultrashort pulse amplifiers by expansion and recompression,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 2, 1385–1387 (1987).

1969 (1)

E. Treacy, “Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 5(9), 454–458 (1969).
[Crossref]

Adamonis, J.

Antipenkov, R.

Apolonski, A.

O. Pronin, M. Seidel, F. Lücking, J. Brons, E. Fedulova, M. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, and F. Krausz, “High-power multi-megahertz source of waveform-stabilized few-cycle light,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6988 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Fattahi, C. Y. Teisset, O. Pronin, A. Sugita, R. Graf, V. Pervak, X. Gu, T. Metzger, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Pump-seed synchronization for MHz repetition rate, high-power optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20(9), 9833–9840 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bachilo, S. M.

Y.-Z. Ma, J. Stenger, J. Zimmermann, S. M. Bachilo, R. E. Smalley, R. B. Weisman, and G. R. Fleming, “Ultrafast carrier dynamics in single-walled carbon nanotubes probed by femtosecond spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 120(7), 3368–3373 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Balciunas, T.

Baltuska, A.

Bechthold, P. S.

N. Pontius, P. S. Bechthold, M. Neeb, and W. Eberhardt, “Ultrafast hot-electron dynamics observed in Pt( -)(3) using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(6), 1132–1135 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Berera, R.

R. Berera, R. van Grondelle, and J. T. M. Kennis, “Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy: principles and application to photosynthetic systems,” Photosynth. Res. 101(2-3), 105–118 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Borot, A.

Bowers, M. J.

T. C. Kippeny, M. J. Bowers, A. D. Dukes, J. R. McBride, R. L. Orndorff, M. D. Garrett, and S. J. Rosenthal, “Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084713 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Brida, D.

Brons, J.

O. Pronin, M. Seidel, F. Lücking, J. Brons, E. Fedulova, M. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, and F. Krausz, “High-power multi-megahertz source of waveform-stabilized few-cycle light,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6988 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Buck, A.

Budriunas, R.

Butkus, R.

Cerullo, G.

Chambaret, J. P.

Cheriaux, G.

Cirmi, G.

Danielius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1–18 (2003).
[Crossref]

Dimauro, L. F.

Drescher, M.

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 163–172 (2006).
[Crossref]

Dukes, A. D.

T. C. Kippeny, M. J. Bowers, A. D. Dukes, J. R. McBride, R. L. Orndorff, M. D. Garrett, and S. J. Rosenthal, “Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084713 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Eberhardt, W.

N. Pontius, P. S. Bechthold, M. Neeb, and W. Eberhardt, “Ultrafast hot-electron dynamics observed in Pt( -)(3) using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(6), 1132–1135 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Eduardo, O.

O. Eduardo, “Design of high-power ultrashort pulse amplifiers by expansion and recompression,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 2, 1385–1387 (1987).

Eikema, K.

Eikema, K. S. E.

S. Witte and K. S. E. Eikema, “Ultrafast optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18(1), 296–307 (2012).
[Crossref]

Fattahi, H.

Fedulova, E.

O. Pronin, M. Seidel, F. Lücking, J. Brons, E. Fedulova, M. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, and F. Krausz, “High-power multi-megahertz source of waveform-stabilized few-cycle light,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6988 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fleming, G. R.

Y.-Z. Ma, J. Stenger, J. Zimmermann, S. M. Bachilo, R. E. Smalley, R. B. Weisman, and G. R. Fleming, “Ultrafast carrier dynamics in single-walled carbon nanotubes probed by femtosecond spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 120(7), 3368–3373 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

Garrett, M. D.

T. C. Kippeny, M. J. Bowers, A. D. Dukes, J. R. McBride, R. L. Orndorff, M. D. Garrett, and S. J. Rosenthal, “Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084713 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Giniunas, L.

Gitzinger, G.

Gottschall, T.

Graf, R.

Gu, X.

Hage, A.

Hertel, I. V.

I. V. Hertel and W. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 69(6), 1897–2003 (2006).
[Crossref]

Hogervorst, W.

Höppner, H.

Huang, S.-W.

Ishii, N.

Jeong, T. M.

T. M. Jeong, T. J. Yu, S. K. Lee, J. H. Sung, C. H. Nam, and J. Lee, “Generation of high-contrast, 30 fs, 1.5 PW laser pulses,” Pacific Rim Conf. Lasers Electro-Optics, CLEO – Tech. Dig. 20, 25–32 (2013).

Kalugin, N. G.

D. Pestov, M. Zhi, Z. E. Sariyanni, N. G. Kalugin, A. Kolomenskii, R. Murawski, Y. V. Rostovtsev, V. A. Sautenkov, A. V. Sokolov, and M. O. Scully, “Femtosecond CARS of methanol-water mixtures,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 37(1-3), 392–396 (2006).
[Crossref]

Kane, D. J.

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, “Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses usingfrequency-resolved optical gating,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29(2), 571–579 (1993).
[Crossref]

Kärtner, F. X.

Kennis, J. T. M.

R. Berera, R. van Grondelle, and J. T. M. Kennis, “Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy: principles and application to photosynthetic systems,” Photosynth. Res. 101(2-3), 105–118 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kippeny, T. C.

T. C. Kippeny, M. J. Bowers, A. D. Dukes, J. R. McBride, R. L. Orndorff, M. D. Garrett, and S. J. Rosenthal, “Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084713 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kolomenskii, A.

D. Pestov, M. Zhi, Z. E. Sariyanni, N. G. Kalugin, A. Kolomenskii, R. Murawski, Y. V. Rostovtsev, V. A. Sautenkov, A. V. Sokolov, and M. O. Scully, “Femtosecond CARS of methanol-water mixtures,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 37(1-3), 392–396 (2006).
[Crossref]

Krausz, F.

Lee, J.

T. M. Jeong, T. J. Yu, S. K. Lee, J. H. Sung, C. H. Nam, and J. Lee, “Generation of high-contrast, 30 fs, 1.5 PW laser pulses,” Pacific Rim Conf. Lasers Electro-Optics, CLEO – Tech. Dig. 20, 25–32 (2013).

Lee, S. K.

T. M. Jeong, T. J. Yu, S. K. Lee, J. H. Sung, C. H. Nam, and J. Lee, “Generation of high-contrast, 30 fs, 1.5 PW laser pulses,” Pacific Rim Conf. Lasers Electro-Optics, CLEO – Tech. Dig. 20, 25–32 (2013).

Limpert, J.

Loriot, V.

Lücking, F.

O. Pronin, M. Seidel, F. Lücking, J. Brons, E. Fedulova, M. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, and F. Krausz, “High-power multi-megahertz source of waveform-stabilized few-cycle light,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6988 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ma, Y.-Z.

Y.-Z. Ma, J. Stenger, J. Zimmermann, S. M. Bachilo, R. E. Smalley, R. B. Weisman, and G. R. Fleming, “Ultrafast carrier dynamics in single-walled carbon nanotubes probed by femtosecond spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 120(7), 3368–3373 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Major, Z.

Manzoni, C.

McBride, J. R.

T. C. Kippeny, M. J. Bowers, A. D. Dukes, J. R. McBride, R. L. Orndorff, M. D. Garrett, and S. J. Rosenthal, “Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084713 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Melninkaitis, A.

Metzger, T.

Michailovas, A.

Midorikawa, K.

K. Midorikawa, “High-order harmonic generation and attosecond science,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 50(9R), 090001 (2011).
[Crossref]

Mikhailova, J. M.

Moses, J.

Murawski, R.

D. Pestov, M. Zhi, Z. E. Sariyanni, N. G. Kalugin, A. Kolomenskii, R. Murawski, Y. V. Rostovtsev, V. A. Sautenkov, A. V. Sokolov, and M. O. Scully, “Femtosecond CARS of methanol-water mixtures,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 37(1-3), 392–396 (2006).
[Crossref]

Nam, C. H.

T. M. Jeong, T. J. Yu, S. K. Lee, J. H. Sung, C. H. Nam, and J. Lee, “Generation of high-contrast, 30 fs, 1.5 PW laser pulses,” Pacific Rim Conf. Lasers Electro-Optics, CLEO – Tech. Dig. 20, 25–32 (2013).

Neeb, M.

N. Pontius, P. S. Bechthold, M. Neeb, and W. Eberhardt, “Ultrafast hot-electron dynamics observed in Pt( -)(3) using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(6), 1132–1135 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Orndorff, R. L.

T. C. Kippeny, M. J. Bowers, A. D. Dukes, J. R. McBride, R. L. Orndorff, M. D. Garrett, and S. J. Rosenthal, “Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084713 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pervak, V.

O. Pronin, M. Seidel, F. Lücking, J. Brons, E. Fedulova, M. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, and F. Krausz, “High-power multi-megahertz source of waveform-stabilized few-cycle light,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6988 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Fattahi, C. Y. Teisset, O. Pronin, A. Sugita, R. Graf, V. Pervak, X. Gu, T. Metzger, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Pump-seed synchronization for MHz repetition rate, high-power optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20(9), 9833–9840 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pestov, D.

D. Pestov, M. Zhi, Z. E. Sariyanni, N. G. Kalugin, A. Kolomenskii, R. Murawski, Y. V. Rostovtsev, V. A. Sautenkov, A. V. Sokolov, and M. O. Scully, “Femtosecond CARS of methanol-water mixtures,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 37(1-3), 392–396 (2006).
[Crossref]

Piskarskas, A.

Piskarskas, A. P.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 163–172 (2006).
[Crossref]

Pontius, N.

N. Pontius, P. S. Bechthold, M. Neeb, and W. Eberhardt, “Ultrafast hot-electron dynamics observed in Pt( -)(3) using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(6), 1132–1135 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Prandolini, M. J.

Pronin, O.

O. Pronin, M. Seidel, F. Lücking, J. Brons, E. Fedulova, M. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, and F. Krausz, “High-power multi-megahertz source of waveform-stabilized few-cycle light,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6988 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Fattahi, C. Y. Teisset, O. Pronin, A. Sugita, R. Graf, V. Pervak, X. Gu, T. Metzger, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Pump-seed synchronization for MHz repetition rate, high-power optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20(9), 9833–9840 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Radloff, W.

I. V. Hertel and W. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 69(6), 1897–2003 (2006).
[Crossref]

Riedel, R.

Rosenthal, S. J.

T. C. Kippeny, M. J. Bowers, A. D. Dukes, J. R. McBride, R. L. Orndorff, M. D. Garrett, and S. J. Rosenthal, “Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084713 (2008).
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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Principal experimental scheme of the femtosecond wavelength-tunable OPCPA system. Multiple channel all-in-fiber picosecond laser was used to seed DPSS pump laser and a non-collinear optical parametric amplifier (ps NOPA) in order to form pulses for white light supercontinuum (WLC) generation. WLC pulses were preamplified in femtosecond NOPA (fs NOPA) performing wavelength tuning, then stretched to picosecond duration, amplified in one stage OPCPA amplifier and recompressed.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Principle scheme of picosecond all-in-fiber laser. Passively mode-locked fiber oscillator generated 2 ps pulses which were divided into two branches. In one branch narrowband and chirped pulses were formed in order to seed the DPSS regenerative amplifier. The other branch was used for broadband (~14 nm) pulses formation which were later amplified parametrically, compressed to femtosecond duration and then used to generate WLC.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Spectrum of the regenerative Nd:YVO4 amplifier seed pulse: red line corresponds to measured RA output spectrum; (b) Autocorrelation trace of the regenerative amplifier output pulses. The retrieved pulse duration was 98 ps at FWHM when fitted with Gaussian function.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Spectrum of the NOPA seed pulses; (b) Autocorrelation trace of the compressed pulses used to generate WLC. The retrieved compressed pulse duration was 325 fs at FWHM when fitted with Gaussian function.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 White light continuum generated in 5 mm Sapphire plate (grey curve), femtosecond NOPA output in a few cycle regime (red curve) and wavelength-tunable regime (blue curve). In order to remove 1064 nm radiation longer wavelengths (>960nm) were filtered using short-pass filter.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 The results of pulse characterization after a non-collinear parametric amplification of a broadband supercontinuum seed and dispersion compensation with a prism compressor. The measurement was realized using chirpscan method: (a) experimentally measured chirpscan trace; (b) numerically retrieved chirpscan trace; (c) retrieved pulse envelope compared with transform-limited pulse; (d) measured and retrieved pulse spectra and retrieved spectral phase (dashed green trace).
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 (a) Pulse spectra at the OPCPA system output when performing wavelength tuning; (b) experimentally measured autocorrelation traces of the compressed pulses at different central wavelengths. The pulse duration was calculated at FWHM assuming Gaussian deconvolution parameter (~1.41). The legend shows the measured pulse duration (tM) compared with transform limit calculated from the pulse spectrum.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 Envelope of the compressed pulse retrieved from SHG FROG measurement at λ0 = 750 nm compared with transform-limited pulse calculated from the measured spectrum. Inset - measured pulse spectrum compared with retrieved spectrum and retrieved spectral phase (dashed green trace).
Fig. 9
Fig. 9 4σ beam radius at the system output versus distance from the waist location measured (a) at low output pulse energy (<0.3 mJ) and (b) at the highest achievable pulse energy at the system output (0.85 mJ); (c) beam profiles at the plane of OPCPA crystal at 0.3 mJ and 0.85 mJ amplified pulse energies.

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