Broadly tunable carrier envelope phase stable optical parametric amplifier pumped by a monolithic ytterbium fiber amplifier

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2009
Authors
Fernández, A.
Zhu, L.
Verhoef, A.J.
Sidorov-Biryukov, D.
Pugžlys, A.
Baltuška, A.
Liao, K.-H.
Liu, C.-H.
Galvanauskas, A.
Kane, S.
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Optics Letters
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0146-9592
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1539-4794
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Optical Society of America
Volume
34
Issue
18
Pages
2799 - 2801
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English
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In an effort to develop a robust and efficient front end for a chirped-pulse parametric amplification chain, we demonstrate a broadband difference-frequency converter driven by a monolithic femtosecond Yb-doped-fiber amplifier and emitting carrier-envelope-offset-free pulses with the energy of tens of nanojoules tunable in the wavelength range from 1200 nm to beyond 2 μm. Next to providing these seed pulses, the system enables direct optical synchronization of Nd- and Yb-doped pump lasers for subsequent parametric amplification.

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