Design of a 10 kHz, mJ-level mid-IR OPCPA system

Sz Tóth, R. S. Nagymihály, R. Flender, B. Kiss, M. Kurucz, L. Haizer, E. Cormier, K. Osvay

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Abstract

In the past decade ultrafast mid-IR laser sources have experienced fast growing, due to the fact that many applications benefit from long wavelength driving pulses. For instance the cut-off energy for high harmonic generation can be extended to the keV range [1], however the conversion efficiency varies as ~λ-6 [2]. Consequently, the generation of few-tens of mJ mid-IR driving pulses is essential together with high repetition rate in order to compensate the low efficiency in strong field experiments. Commercially available ytterbium-based thin-disk pump lasers are now capable of delivering 200 mJ pulses at 1 kHz repetition rate [3], and it is expected that the average power of these pump lasers will be promoted to the 2 kW range soon. These are ideal sources for pumping mid-IR chirped pulse optical parametric amplifier (OPCPA) systems, thus making it possible to produce multi-mJ pulses in the mid-IR range beyond 1 kHz repetition rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 27 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F140-CLEO_Europe 2019

Conference

ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period6/23/196/27/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Tóth, S., Nagymihály, R. S., Flender, R., Kiss, B., Kurucz, M., Haizer, L., Cormier, E., & Osvay, K. (2019). Design of a 10 kHz, mJ-level mid-IR OPCPA system. In The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019 [2019-cf_p_34] (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers; Vol. Part F140-CLEO_Europe 2019). OSA - The Optical Society.