Thin-disk pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier delivering CEP-stable multi-mJ few-cycle pulses at 6 kHz

Stephan Prinz, Maximilian Schnitzenbaumer, Dionysios Potamianos, Marcel Schultze, Sebastian Stark, Matthias Häfner, Catherine Y. Teisset, Christoph Wandt, Knut Michel, Reinhard Kienberger, Birgitta Bernhardt, Thomas Metzger

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Abstract

We present an optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier (OPCPA) delivering CEP-stable ultrashort pulses with 7 fs, high energies of more than 1.8 mJ and high average output power exceeding 10 W at a repetition rate of 6 kHz. The system is pumped by a picosecond regenerative thin-disk amplifier and exhibits an excellent long-term stability. In a proof-of-principle experiment, high harmonic generation is demonstrated in neon up to the 61st order.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1124
Number of pages17
JournalOptics Express
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ultrafast lasers
  • Harmonic generation and mixing
  • Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
  • Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
  • Hollow core fibers
  • Laser efficiency
  • Nonlinear effects
  • Optical amplifiers
  • Phase matching
  • Regenerative amplification

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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Prinz, S., Schnitzenbaumer, M., Potamianos, D., Schultze, M., Stark, S., Häfner, M., ... Metzger, T. (2018). Thin-disk pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier delivering CEP-stable multi-mJ few-cycle pulses at 6 kHz. Optics Express, 26(2), 1108-1124. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.001108

Thin-disk pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier delivering CEP-stable multi-mJ few-cycle pulses at 6 kHz. / Prinz, Stephan; Schnitzenbaumer, Maximilian; Potamianos, Dionysios; Schultze, Marcel; Stark, Sebastian; Häfner, Matthias; Teisset, Catherine Y.; Wandt, Christoph; Michel, Knut; Kienberger, Reinhard; Bernhardt, Birgitta; Metzger, Thomas.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 26, No. 2, 01.01.2018, p. 1108-1124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prinz, S, Schnitzenbaumer, M, Potamianos, D, Schultze, M, Stark, S, Häfner, M, Teisset, CY, Wandt, C, Michel, K, Kienberger, R, Bernhardt, B & Metzger, T 2018, 'Thin-disk pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier delivering CEP-stable multi-mJ few-cycle pulses at 6 kHz' Optics Express, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 1108-1124. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.001108
Prinz S, Schnitzenbaumer M, Potamianos D, Schultze M, Stark S, Häfner M et al. Thin-disk pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier delivering CEP-stable multi-mJ few-cycle pulses at 6 kHz. Optics Express. 2018 Jan 1;26(2):1108-1124. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.001108
Prinz, Stephan ; Schnitzenbaumer, Maximilian ; Potamianos, Dionysios ; Schultze, Marcel ; Stark, Sebastian ; Häfner, Matthias ; Teisset, Catherine Y. ; Wandt, Christoph ; Michel, Knut ; Kienberger, Reinhard ; Bernhardt, Birgitta ; Metzger, Thomas. / Thin-disk pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier delivering CEP-stable multi-mJ few-cycle pulses at 6 kHz. In: Optics Express. 2018 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 1108-1124.
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