90 GW peak power few-cycle mid-infrared pulses from an optical parametric amplifier.

Opt Lett 2011 Aug;36(15):2755-7

Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Gusshausstrasse 27-387, A-1040, Vienna, Austria.

We demonstrate a compact 20 Hz repetition-rate mid-IR OPCPA system operating at a central wavelength of 3900 nm with the tail-to-tail spectrum extending over 600 nm and delivering 8 mJ pulses that are compressed to 83 fs (<7 optical cycles). Because of the long optical period (∼13 fs) and a high peak power, the system opens a range of unprecedented opportunities for tabletop ultrafast science and is particularly attractive as a driver for a highly efficient generation of ultrafast coherent x-ray continua for biomolecular and element specific imaging.

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2755
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002755DOI Listing
August 2011
8 Reads

Publication Analysis

Top Keywords

operating central
4
central wavelength
4
system operating
4
opcpa system
4
compact repetition-rate
4
repetition-rate mid-ir
4
wavelength 3900
4
3900 tail-to-tail
4
delivering pulses
4
pulses compressed
4
600 delivering
4
extending 600
4
tail-to-tail spectrum
4
spectrum extending
4
demonstrate compact
4
mid-ir opcpa
4
mid-infrared pulses
4
few-cycle mid-infrared
4
power few-cycle
4
peak power
4

References

(Supplied by CrossRef)

Popmintchev et al.
Nat. Photon. 2010

Calegari et al.
Opt. Lett. 2009

Takahashi et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 2010

Chalus et al.
Opt. Express 2009

Erny et al.
Opt. Express 2009

Kraemer et al.
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2007

Muecke et al.
Opt. Lett. 2009

Rudd et al.
Opt. Lett. 2005

Similar Publications