Third-Generation Femtosecond Technology

  • Hanieh Fattahi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 131-140

About this book


This thesis offers a thorough and informative study of high-power, high-energy optical parametric chirped pulse amplifications systems, the foundation of the next generation of femtosecond laser technology. Starting from the basics of the linear processes involved and the essential design considerations, the author clearly and systematically describes the various prerequisites of the nonlinear optical systems expected to drive attosecond physics in the coming decade. In this context, he gives an overview of methods for generating the broadband and carrier-envelope-phase stable seed pulses necessary for producing controlled electric-field waveforms in the final system; provides a guide to handling the high-power, high-energy pump lasers required to boost the pulse energy to the desired operating range; describes the design of the nonlinear optical system used to perform the amplification, including modes of operation for ultra-broadband infrared-visible pulses or narrowband (yet still ultrafast) pulses tunable over multiple octaves; and finally presents a prospective high-energy field synthesizer based upon these techniques. As such, this work is essential reading for all scientists interested in utilizing the newest generation of ultrafast systems.


Future attosecond physics High harmonic generation High-energy field synthesizer High-energy ultrashort pulse generation Multiple octave tunability Optical parametric amplifier Sub-cycle waveform synthesizer Ultra-broadband pulses Yb:YAG thin disk laser

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanieh Fattahi
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  1. 1.Attosecond PhysicsMax Planck Institute for Quantum OpticsGarchingGermany

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