Scalable Yb-MOPA-driven carrier-envelope phase-stable few-cycle parametric amplifier at 1.5 μm

O. D. Mücke, D. Sidorov, P. Dombi, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, S. Ališauskas, V. Smilgevičius, J. Pocius, L. Giniunas, R. Danielius, N. Forget

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Abstract

Carrier-envelope phase-stable 4 μJ pulses at ∼1.5 μm are obtained from a femtosecond Yb:KGW-MOPA-pumped two-stage optical parametric amplifier. This novel technology represents a highly attractive alternative to traditional Ti:sapphire front-ends for seeding multimillijoule-level optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifiers. For this task, we demonstrate stretching of the OPA output to ∼40 ps and recompression to 33 fs pulse duration. As a stand-alone system, our tunable two-stage OPA might find numerous applications in time-resolved spectroscopy and micromachining.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2009

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Mücke, O. D., Sidorov, D., Dombi, P., Pugžlys, A., Baltuška, A., Ališauskas, S., Smilgevičius, V., Pocius, J., Giniunas, L., Danielius, R., & Forget, N. (2009). Scalable Yb-MOPA-driven carrier-envelope phase-stable few-cycle parametric amplifier at 1.5 μm. Optics Letters, 34(2), 118-120. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000118