Applied Physics B

, Volume 87, Issue 1, pp 5–12 | Cite as

1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs

  • V. Pervak
  • A.V. Tikhonravov
  • M.K. Trubetskov
  • S. Naumov
  • F. Krausz
  • A. Apolonski
Article

Abstract

We demonstrate numerically and experimentally a chirped mirror with controlled reflectivity and dispersion of up to 1.5 octaves. A complementary pair of such mirrors has a reflectivity of 95% in the wavelength range 400–1200 nm with residual group delay dispersion ripples <100 fs2 in all of this range. The mirror pair allows one to compensate a chirp of the corresponding spectrum (with a smooth phase), resulting in sub-3-fs pulses.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    O. Albert, G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. B 69, 207 (1999)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    T.W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 80, 71 (1990)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Y. Kobayashi, H. Takada, M. Kakehata, K. Torizuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 839 (2003)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    M.Y. Shverdin, D.R. Walker, D.D. Yavuz, G.Y. Yin, S.E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    M. Spanner, M.Y. Ivanov, Opt. Lett. 28, 576 (2003)ADSGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    N. Zhavoronkov, G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, S. Sartania, F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 22, 522 (1997)ADSGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    G. Steinmeyer, G. Stibenz, Appl. Phys. B 82, 175 (2006)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    K. Yamane, Z. Zhang, K. Oka, R. Morita, M. Yamashita, A. Suguro, Opt. Lett. 28, 2258 (2003)ADSGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 19, 201 (1994)ADSGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    V. Pervak, S. Naumov, G. Tempea, V. Yakovlev, F. Krausz, A. Apolonski, Proc. SPIE 5963, 490 (2005)ADSGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    G. Steinmeyer, Appl. Opt. 45, 1484 (2006)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    P. Dombi, V.S. Yakovlev, K. O’Keeffe, T. Fuji, M. Lezius, G. Tempea, Opt. Express 13, 10888 (2005)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    V. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, Appl. Opt. 41, 6514 (2002)ADSGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    F.X. Kärtner, U. Morgner, R. Ell, T. Schibli, J.G. Fujimoto, E.P. Ippen, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, T. Tschudi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 882 (2001)ADSGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    V.S. Yakovlev, P. Dombi, G. Tempea, C. Lemell, J. Burgdörfer, T. Udem, A. Apolonski, Appl. Phys. B 76, 329 (2003)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    N. Matuschek, L. Gallmann, D.H. Sutter, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 71, 509 (2000)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    G. Tempea, V. Yakovlev, B. Bacovic, F. Krausz, K. Ferencz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1747 (2001)ADSGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    F.X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, T. Schibli, U. Keller, H.A. Haus, C. Heine, R. Morf, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 831 (1997)ADSGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    G. Steinmeyer, Opt. Express 11, 2385 (2003)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    G. Tempea, V. Yakovlev, F. Krausz, Interference coatings for ultrafast optics. In Optical Interference Coatings, ed. by N. Kaiser, H. Pulker (Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2003)Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    A.N. Tikhonov, A.V. Tikhonravov, M.K. Trubetskov, Comput. Math. Math. Phys. 33, 1339 (1993)MathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    A.V. Tikhonravov, M.K. Trubetskov, G.W. DeBell, Appl. Opt. 35, 5493 (1996)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    A.V. Tikhonravov, M.K. Trubetskov, T.V. Amotchkina, M.A. Kokarev, Proc. SPIE 5250, 312 (2004)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    OptiLayer software: http://www.optilayer.comGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    A.V. Tikhonravov, M.K. Trubetskov, T.V. Amotchkina, A.A. Tikhonravov, Proc. SPIE 4829, 1061 (2003)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    A.V. Tikhonravov, D.Sc. thesis, Physics Faculty, Moscow State University (1986)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Pervak
    • 1
  • A.V. Tikhonravov
    • 2
  • M.K. Trubetskov
    • 2
  • S. Naumov
    • 1
  • F. Krausz
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Apolonski
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Research Computing CenterMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Automation and ElectrometryRASNovosibirskRussia

Personalised recommendations