Applied Physics B

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 531–536

Multi-mJ carrier envelope phase stabilized few-cycle pulses generated by a tabletop laser system

Authors

  • A. Anderson
    • Femtolasers Produktions GmbH
  • F. Lücking
    • Femtolasers Produktions GmbH
  • T. Prikoszovits
    • Femtolasers Produktions GmbH
  • M. Hofer
    • Femtolasers Produktions GmbH
  • Z. Cheng
    • Femtolasers Produktions GmbH
  • C. C. Neacsu
    • Femtolasers Produktions GmbH
  • M. Scharrer
    • Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
  • S. Rammler
    • Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
  • P. St. J. Russell
    • Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
  • G. Tempea
    • Femtolasers Produktions GmbH
    • Femtolasers Produktions GmbH
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-011-4592-2

Cite this article as:
Anderson, A., Lücking, F., Prikoszovits, T. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2011) 103: 531. doi:10.1007/s00340-011-4592-2

Abstract

A compact system for the generation of few-cycle multi-mJ Carrier Envelope Phase (CEP) stabilized pulses is presented. At the output 1.9 mJ, 5.7 fs pulses were achieved after hollow fiber compression (HFC) of 5 mJ, 25 fs circularly-polarized pulses from a Ti:sapphire multipass chirped pulse amplifier (CPA). Polarization control of the generated pulses was done using all reflective phase retarders which can be nearly arbitrarily scaled for increasing energies. The CEP noise from the amplifier system is shown to be 190 mrad rms over a period of more than 7 hours. The full system, i.e., oscillator, amplifier, CEP stabilization, and HFC is compact enough to fit on a standard optical table.

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