Abstract

A simple and compact scheme for synchronization of the pump and signal pulses for short-pulse OPCPA is demonstrated. Relative timing jitter of 17 fs RMS is achieved (1% of the pump pulse duration) and the system remains locked for hours. The scheme uses a balanced optical cross correlator to detect relative delays between the pump and signal pulses and can be operated with just 10’s of μJ of pump energy and pJ-level signal energies.

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2014 (1)

R. Antipenkov, J. T. Green, F. Batysta, J. Naylon, C. Zervos, J. Novak, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Jitter-compensated Yb: YAG thin-disc laser as a pump for the broadband OPCPA front-end of the ELI-Beamlines system,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 895917 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (1)

2012 (2)

J. Rothhardt, A. M. Heidt, S. Hädrich, S. Demmler, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High stability soliton frequency-shifting mechanisms for laser synchronization applications,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1257 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (2)

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

J. Kim, J. a. Cox, J. Chen, and F. X. Kärtner, “Drift-free femtosecond timing synchronization of remote optical and microwave sources,” Nat. Photonics 2, 733–736 (2008).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Elect. 12, 163–172 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (1)

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

2003 (1)

2002 (2)

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[Crossref]

T. Miura, H. Nagaoka, K. Takasago, K. Kobayashi, A. Endo, K. Torizuka, M. Washio, and F. Kannari, “Active synchronization of two mode-locked lasers with optical cross correlation,” App. Phys. B-Lasers O. 75, 19–23 (2002).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[Crossref]

Antipenkov, R.

R. Antipenkov, J. T. Green, F. Batysta, J. Naylon, C. Zervos, J. Novak, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Jitter-compensated Yb: YAG thin-disc laser as a pump for the broadband OPCPA front-end of the ELI-Beamlines system,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 895917 (2014).
[Crossref]

R. Antipenkov, A. Varanavičius, A. Zaukevičius, and A. Piskarskas, “Femtosecond Yb: KGW MOPA driven broadband NOPA as a frontend for TW few-cycle pulse systems,” Opt. Express 19, 3519–3524 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bakule, P.

R. Antipenkov, J. T. Green, F. Batysta, J. Naylon, C. Zervos, J. Novak, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Jitter-compensated Yb: YAG thin-disc laser as a pump for the broadband OPCPA front-end of the ELI-Beamlines system,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 895917 (2014).
[Crossref]

Baltuska, A.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

Batysta, F.

R. Antipenkov, J. T. Green, F. Batysta, J. Naylon, C. Zervos, J. Novak, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Jitter-compensated Yb: YAG thin-disc laser as a pump for the broadband OPCPA front-end of the ELI-Beamlines system,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 895917 (2014).
[Crossref]

Butkus, R.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Elect. 12, 163–172 (2006).
[Crossref]

Callahan, P. T.

Chen, J.

J. Kim, J. a. Cox, J. Chen, and F. X. Kärtner, “Drift-free femtosecond timing synchronization of remote optical and microwave sources,” Nat. Photonics 2, 733–736 (2008).
[Crossref]

Cox, J. a.

J. Kim, J. a. Cox, J. Chen, and F. X. Kärtner, “Drift-free femtosecond timing synchronization of remote optical and microwave sources,” Nat. Photonics 2, 733–736 (2008).
[Crossref]

Demmler, S.

Deng, Y.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Elect. 12, 163–172 (2006).
[Crossref]

Endo, A.

T. Miura, H. Nagaoka, K. Takasago, K. Kobayashi, A. Endo, K. Torizuka, M. Washio, and F. Kannari, “Active synchronization of two mode-locked lasers with optical cross correlation,” App. Phys. B-Lasers O. 75, 19–23 (2002).
[Crossref]

Fattahi, H.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

Feit, M. D.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[Crossref]

Fini, J. M.

Fuji, T.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gopinath, J. T.

Green, J. T.

R. Antipenkov, J. T. Green, F. Batysta, J. Naylon, C. Zervos, J. Novak, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Jitter-compensated Yb: YAG thin-disc laser as a pump for the broadband OPCPA front-end of the ELI-Beamlines system,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 895917 (2014).
[Crossref]

Grüner-Nielsen, L.

Gu, X.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

Hädrich, S.

Heidt, A. M.

Herman, S.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[Crossref]

Holzwarth, R.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

Ippen, E. P.

Ishii, N.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

Jocher, C.

Kaertner, F. X.

Kannari, F.

T. Miura, H. Nagaoka, K. Takasago, K. Kobayashi, A. Endo, K. Torizuka, M. Washio, and F. Kannari, “Active synchronization of two mode-locked lasers with optical cross correlation,” App. Phys. B-Lasers O. 75, 19–23 (2002).
[Crossref]

Kärtner, F. X.

Kienberger, R.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Killi, A.

Kim, J.

Kobayashi, K.

T. Miura, H. Nagaoka, K. Takasago, K. Kobayashi, A. Endo, K. Torizuka, M. Washio, and F. Kannari, “Active synchronization of two mode-locked lasers with optical cross correlation,” App. Phys. B-Lasers O. 75, 19–23 (2002).
[Crossref]

Kohler, S.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

Kolodziejski, L. a.

Krausz, F.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

Kuzucu, O.

Limpert, J.

Matousek, P.

I. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 163–172 (2002).
[Crossref]

Metzger, T.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

M. Schultze, C. Y. Teisset, S. Prinz, D. Sutter, K. Michel, and T. Metzger, “Highly-efficient, optically synchronized thin-disk amplifier for pumping OPCPA at high repetition rates between 100 – 300 kHz,” Proc. SPIE (2014, to be published).

Michel, K.

M. Schultze, C. Y. Teisset, S. Prinz, D. Sutter, K. Michel, and T. Metzger, “Highly-efficient, optically synchronized thin-disk amplifier for pumping OPCPA at high repetition rates between 100 – 300 kHz,” Proc. SPIE (2014, to be published).

Miura, T.

T. Miura, H. Nagaoka, K. Takasago, K. Kobayashi, A. Endo, K. Torizuka, M. Washio, and F. Kannari, “Active synchronization of two mode-locked lasers with optical cross correlation,” App. Phys. B-Lasers O. 75, 19–23 (2002).
[Crossref]

Monberg, E. M.

Nagaoka, H.

T. Miura, H. Nagaoka, K. Takasago, K. Kobayashi, A. Endo, K. Torizuka, M. Washio, and F. Kannari, “Active synchronization of two mode-locked lasers with optical cross correlation,” App. Phys. B-Lasers O. 75, 19–23 (2002).
[Crossref]

Naylon, J.

R. Antipenkov, J. T. Green, F. Batysta, J. Naylon, C. Zervos, J. Novak, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Jitter-compensated Yb: YAG thin-disc laser as a pump for the broadband OPCPA front-end of the ELI-Beamlines system,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 895917 (2014).
[Crossref]

Nejadmalayeri, A. H.

New, G. H. C.

I. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 163–172 (2002).
[Crossref]

Novak, J.

R. Antipenkov, J. T. Green, F. Batysta, J. Naylon, C. Zervos, J. Novak, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Jitter-compensated Yb: YAG thin-disc laser as a pump for the broadband OPCPA front-end of the ELI-Beamlines system,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 895917 (2014).
[Crossref]

Ossiander, M.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

Osvay, K.

I. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 163–172 (2002).
[Crossref]

Peng, M. Y.

Perry, M. D.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[Crossref]

Petrich, G. S.

Piskarskas, A.

Piskarskas, A. P.

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. P. Piskarskas, “Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Elect. 12, 163–172 (2006).
[Crossref]

Prinz, S.

M. Schultze, C. Y. Teisset, S. Prinz, D. Sutter, K. Michel, and T. Metzger, “Highly-efficient, optically synchronized thin-disk amplifier for pumping OPCPA at high repetition rates between 100 – 300 kHz,” Proc. SPIE (2014, to be published).

Ross, I.

I. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 163–172 (2002).
[Crossref]

Rothhardt, J.

Rubenchik, A. M.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[Crossref]

Rus, B.

R. Antipenkov, J. T. Green, F. Batysta, J. Naylon, C. Zervos, J. Novak, P. Bakule, and B. Rus, “Jitter-compensated Yb: YAG thin-disc laser as a pump for the broadband OPCPA front-end of the ELI-Beamlines system,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 895917 (2014).
[Crossref]

Schibli, T. R.

Schultze, M.

M. Schultze, C. Y. Teisset, S. Prinz, D. Sutter, K. Michel, and T. Metzger, “Highly-efficient, optically synchronized thin-disk amplifier for pumping OPCPA at high repetition rates between 100 – 300 kHz,” Proc. SPIE (2014, to be published).

Schwarz, A.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shore, B. W.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[Crossref]

Stuart, B. C.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[Crossref]

Sutter, D.

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Schultze, C. Y. Teisset, S. Prinz, D. Sutter, K. Michel, and T. Metzger, “Highly-efficient, optically synchronized thin-disk amplifier for pumping OPCPA at high repetition rates between 100 – 300 kHz,” Proc. SPIE (2014, to be published).

Takasago, K.

T. Miura, H. Nagaoka, K. Takasago, K. Kobayashi, A. Endo, K. Torizuka, M. Washio, and F. Kannari, “Active synchronization of two mode-locked lasers with optical cross correlation,” App. Phys. B-Lasers O. 75, 19–23 (2002).
[Crossref]

Tandon, S. N.

Teisset, C.

C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, S. Kohler, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuska, A. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, “Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA,” Opt. Express 13, 140–142 (2005).
[Crossref]

Teisset, C. Y.

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Schultze, C. Y. Teisset, S. Prinz, D. Sutter, K. Michel, and T. Metzger, “Highly-efficient, optically synchronized thin-disk amplifier for pumping OPCPA at high repetition rates between 100 – 300 kHz,” Proc. SPIE (2014, to be published).

Torizuka, K.

T. Miura, H. Nagaoka, K. Takasago, K. Kobayashi, A. Endo, K. Torizuka, M. Washio, and F. Kannari, “Active synchronization of two mode-locked lasers with optical cross correlation,” App. Phys. B-Lasers O. 75, 19–23 (2002).
[Crossref]

Tünnermann, A.

Ueffing, M.

A. Schwarz, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, X. Gu, H. Fattahi, T. Metzger, M. Ossiander, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, “Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 20, 2075–2077 (2012).
[Crossref]

Valente, S.

Varanavicius, A.

Washio, M.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Overal layout of the system setup. A femtosecond, octave-spanning Ti:sapphire oscillator provides a broadband seed for OPCPA as well as seed at 1030 nm for a regenerative amplifier. Mirror leakage of pump (green dashed line) and signal (red dash-dotted) beams is sent to jitter stabilization system. Coarse corrections are fed back to a motorized translation stage, while fine corrections are fed back to an intra-cavity piezo-mounted mirror in the regenerative amplifier. Performance of the jitter stabilization system was measured independently of the loop by the reference jitter measurement.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Scheme of the optical part of the jitter stabilization system. In the reference jitter measurement setup, the Mach-Zehnder interferometer was replaced by the calcite crystal. Green dashed line, pump beam; red solid line, signal beam; λ/2, half wave plate; PBS, polarizing beamsplitter; τ, temporal delay introduced by a path difference in the interferometer; DM, dichroic mirror; NLCs, nonlinear crystals; FLT, color glass filter (OG550); PD, photodiode. (b) A concept of the nonlinear interaction. (c) A calibration curve – the dependence of the difference signal on the delay Δt.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Relative delay between the pump and the signal pulse in time. (a) Jitter measured in loop, (b) jitter measured out-of-loop, (c) jitter measured with the loop disabled.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Power spectral density (PSD) of the pulse delay jitter when the feedback loop is off. (b) Low frequency part of PSD, loop off. (c) Low frequency part of PSD while the feedback is on, measurement out of loop. (d) Low frequency part of PSD while the feedback is on, measurement within loop. Peaks in (c) and (d) around 5 Hz are caused by the motion of the picomotor.

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