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Title: An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier for seeding high repetition rate free-electron lasers

Abstract

High repetition rate free-electron lasers (FEL), producing highly intense extreme ultraviolet and x-ray pulses, require new high power tunable femtosecond lasers for FEL seeding and FEL pump-probe experiments. A tunable, 112 W (burst mode) optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) is demonstrated with center frequencies ranging from 720–900 nm, pulse energies up to 1.12 mJ and a pulse duration of 30 fs at a repetition rate of 100 kHz. Since the power scalability of this OPCPA is limited by the OPCPA-pump amplifier, we also demonstrate a 6.7–13.7 kW (burst mode) thin-disk OPCPA-pump amplifier, increasing the possible OPCPA output power to many hundreds of watts. Furthermore, third and fourth harmonic generation experiments are performed and the results are used to simulate a seeded FEL with high-gain harmonic generation.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [5];  [3];  [7]
  1. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Carl von Ossietzky Univeritat, Oldenburg (Germany). Institut fur Physik; Hochschule Emden/Leer-University of Applied Sciences, Emden (Germany). Institut ful Laser und Optik.
  2. Queen's Univ., Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)
  3. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)
  4. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Class 5 Photonics GmbH, Hamburg (Germany)
  5. Class 5 Photonics GmbH, Notkester 85, Hamburg (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Jena (Germany)
  6. Carl von Ossietzky Univeritat, Oldenburg (Germany). Institut fur Physik; Hochschule Emden/Leer-University of Applied Sciences, Emden (Germany). Institut ful Laser und Optik.
  7. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1211619
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
New Journal of Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1367-2630
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA); free-electron lasers (FEL); high-gain harmonic generation (HGHG)

Citation Formats

Höppner, H., Hage, A., Tanikawa, T., Schulz, M., Riedel, R., Teubner, U., Prandolini, M. J., Faatz, B., and Tavella, F. An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier for seeding high repetition rate free-electron lasers. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/5/053020.
Höppner, H., Hage, A., Tanikawa, T., Schulz, M., Riedel, R., Teubner, U., Prandolini, M. J., Faatz, B., & Tavella, F. An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier for seeding high repetition rate free-electron lasers. United States. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/5/053020.
Höppner, H., Hage, A., Tanikawa, T., Schulz, M., Riedel, R., Teubner, U., Prandolini, M. J., Faatz, B., and Tavella, F. Fri . "An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier for seeding high repetition rate free-electron lasers". United States. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/5/053020. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1211619.
@article{osti_1211619,
title = {An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier for seeding high repetition rate free-electron lasers},
author = {Höppner, H. and Hage, A. and Tanikawa, T. and Schulz, M. and Riedel, R. and Teubner, U. and Prandolini, M. J. and Faatz, B. and Tavella, F.},
abstractNote = {High repetition rate free-electron lasers (FEL), producing highly intense extreme ultraviolet and x-ray pulses, require new high power tunable femtosecond lasers for FEL seeding and FEL pump-probe experiments. A tunable, 112 W (burst mode) optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) is demonstrated with center frequencies ranging from 720–900 nm, pulse energies up to 1.12 mJ and a pulse duration of 30 fs at a repetition rate of 100 kHz. Since the power scalability of this OPCPA is limited by the OPCPA-pump amplifier, we also demonstrate a 6.7–13.7 kW (burst mode) thin-disk OPCPA-pump amplifier, increasing the possible OPCPA output power to many hundreds of watts. Furthermore, third and fourth harmonic generation experiments are performed and the results are used to simulate a seeded FEL with high-gain harmonic generation.},
doi = {10.1088/1367-2630/17/5/053020},
journal = {New Journal of Physics},
issn = {1367-2630},
number = 5,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}

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