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Development of High Power Infrared Optical Parametric Amplification Laser System Seeded by Self-difference Frequency Generation Pulses

  • Tsuneto KanaiEmail author
  • Sébastien Weber
  • Amelle Zaïr
  • Christopher Hutchison
  • Thomas Siegel
  • Malte Oppermann
  • Simon Hutchinson
  • Tobias Witting
  • Leonardo Brugnera
  • Rashid A. Ganeev
  • Toshiyuki Azuma
  • Katsumi Midorikawa
  • Jonathan P. Marangos
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)

Abstract

We report on our recent development of a femtosecond infrared laser system based on self-phase-stabilized seed by difference-frequency generation of supercontinuum obtained with so-called hollow fiber compression technique and two-stage optical parametric amplification. After the final amplifier, we obtained pulses with duration of < 40 fs, tunable center wavelength from 1.2 to 1.8 μm, maximum pulse energy of > 500 μJ and as a first demonstration of this new laser system, we generated high-harmonics up to 47th order in a tube target filled with Xe gas.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuneto Kanai
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Sébastien Weber
    • 2
  • Amelle Zaïr
    • 2
  • Christopher Hutchison
    • 2
  • Thomas Siegel
    • 2
  • Malte Oppermann
    • 2
  • Simon Hutchinson
    • 2
  • Tobias Witting
    • 2
  • Leonardo Brugnera
    • 2
  • Rashid A. Ganeev
    • 2
  • Toshiyuki Azuma
    • 1
  • Katsumi Midorikawa
    • 3
  • Jonathan P. Marangos
    • 2
  1. 1.Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics LaboratoryRIKEN ASIWako-shiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Blackett laboratoryImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Extreme Photonics Research GroupRIKEN ASIWako-shiJapan

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