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Long-term CEP-stable high energy few-cycle pulses using the feed-forward method
Author(s): Fabian Lücking; Alexandria Anderson; Alexander Apolonskiy; Ferenc Krausz; Günter Steinmeyer; Gabriel Tempea; Andreas Assion
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Paper Abstract

The feed-forward technique has recently revolutionized carrier-envelope phase stabilization, enabling unprecedented values of residual phase jitter. Nevertheless, in its original demonstrations the stabilized beam exhibited angular and temporal dispersion. We demonstrate that these problems can be solved, resulting in few-cycle pulses with good beam quality. This in turn enables the use of monolithic interferometers, providing excellent long-term stability of the system. Out-of-loop RMS phase noise of less than 80 mrad over 33 minutes (0.5 mHz to 5 kHz) is measured, i.e., a value that has previously been reported for a few seconds integration time. The current method promises to enable reliable operation of CEP-stable systems over several days.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8260, Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVI, 82601A (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916186
Show Author Affiliations
Fabian Lücking, Femtolasers Produktions GmbH (Austria)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ.München (Germany)
Alexandria Anderson, Femtolasers Produktions GmbH (Austria)
Alexander Apolonskiy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Ferenc Krausz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Günter Steinmeyer, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)
Gabriel Tempea, Femtolasers Produktions GmbH (Austria)
Andreas Assion, Femtolasers Produktions GmbH (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8260:
Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVI
Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi; Jin-Joo Song; Kong-Thon Tsen, Editor(s)

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