Broadly tunable carrier envelope phase stable optical parametric amplifier pumped by a monolithic ytterbium fiber amplifier. Academic Article uri icon


  • In an effort to develop a robust and efficient front end for a chirped-pulse parametric amplification chain, we demonstrate a broadband difference-frequency converter driven by a monolithic femtosecond Yb-doped-fiber amplifier and emitting carrier-envelope-offset-free pulses with the energy of tens of nanojoules tunable in the wavelength range from 1200 nm to beyond 2 mum. Next to providing these seed pulses, the system enables direct optical synchronization of Nd- and Yb-doped pump lasers for subsequent parametric amplification.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Fernndez, A., Zhu, L., Verhoef, A. J., Sidorov-Biryukov, D., Pugzlys, A., Baltuska, A., ... Ilday, F. O.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Fern├índez, A||Zhu, L||Verhoef, AJ||Sidorov-Biryukov, D||Pugzlys, A||Baltuska, A||Liao, K-H||Liu, Ch-H||Galvanauskas, A||Kane, S||Holzwarth, R||Ilday, FO

publication date

  • September 2009