skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Chirped-pulse–amplification seed source through direct phase modulation

Abstract

This work presents integration of a directly chirped laser source (DCLS) into a high-energy optical parametric chirped-pulse–amplification (OPCPA) system. DCLS is an all-fiber, chirped laser source that produces nanosecond, linearly chirped laser pulses at 1053 nm for seeding high-energy chirped-pulse–amplification systems. DCLS produces a frequency chirp on an optical pulse through direct temporal phase modulation. A 1-ns, linearly chirped pulse with a 3-nm bandwidth is produced by applying an ~1000-rad (300π) quadratic temporal phase. In conclusion, the chirped pulse is amplified to 76 mJ in an OPCPA system and compressed to close to its Fourier transform limit, producing an intensity autocorrelation trace with a 1.5-ps width.

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1462789
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1467087
Report Number(s):
[2018-49, 2386]
[Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087; OPEXFF]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[NA0001944]
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
[Journal Name: Optics Express Journal Volume: 26 Journal Issue: 16]; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Xin, R., and Zuegel, J. D. Chirped-pulse–amplification seed source through direct phase modulation. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.26.021332.
Xin, R., & Zuegel, J. D. Chirped-pulse–amplification seed source through direct phase modulation. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.021332.
Xin, R., and Zuegel, J. D. Fri . "Chirped-pulse–amplification seed source through direct phase modulation". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.021332.
@article{osti_1462789,
title = {Chirped-pulse–amplification seed source through direct phase modulation},
author = {Xin, R. and Zuegel, J. D.},
abstractNote = {This work presents integration of a directly chirped laser source (DCLS) into a high-energy optical parametric chirped-pulse–amplification (OPCPA) system. DCLS is an all-fiber, chirped laser source that produces nanosecond, linearly chirped laser pulses at 1053 nm for seeding high-energy chirped-pulse–amplification systems. DCLS produces a frequency chirp on an optical pulse through direct temporal phase modulation. A 1-ns, linearly chirped pulse with a 3-nm bandwidth is produced by applying an ~1000-rad (300π) quadratic temporal phase. In conclusion, the chirped pulse is amplified to 76 mJ in an OPCPA system and compressed to close to its Fourier transform limit, producing an intensity autocorrelation trace with a 1.5-ps width.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.26.021332},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = [16],
volume = [26],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record
DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.021332

Figures / Tables:

Fig. 1 Fig. 1: The directly pulsed laser source (DCLS) experimental setup.

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

High-gain, polarization-preserving, Yb-doped fiber amplifier for low-duty-cycle pulse amplification
journal, January 2006


Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification
journal, February 1988

  • Maine, P.; Strickland, D.; Bado, P.
  • IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 24, Issue 2, p. 398-403
  • DOI: 10.1109/3.137

Generation of 35 nJ femtosecond pulses from a continuous-wave laser without mode locking
journal, January 2007

  • van Howe, James; Lee, Jennifer H.; Xu, Chris
  • Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1364/OL.32.001408

Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers
journal, July 1997

  • Paschotta, R.; Nilsson, J.; Tropper, A. C.
  • IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 33, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1109/3.594865

5?Hz, >250?mJ optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier at 1053?nm
journal, January 2005

  • Bagnoud, Vincent; Begishev, Ildar A.; Guardalben, Mark J.
  • Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 14
  • DOI: 10.1364/OL.30.001843

Large bandwidth pulse compression with diffraction gratings
journal, July 1986


Laser Challenges for Fast Ignition
journal, April 2006

  • Zuegel, J. D.; Borneis, S.; Barty, C.
  • Fusion Science and Technology, Vol. 49, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.13182/FST06-A1161

Chromatic dispersion characterization by direct instantaneous frequency measurement
journal, January 2004


Issue of FM to AM conversion on the National Ignition Facility
conference, July 1999

  • Rothenberg, Joshua E.; Browning, Donald F.; Wilcox, Russell B.
  • Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, SPIE Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1117/12.354253

Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings
journal, September 1969


Petawatt class lasers worldwide
journal, January 2015

  • Danson, Colin; Hillier, David; Hopps, Nicholas
  • High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 3
  • DOI: 10.1017/hpl.2014.52

Amplifying nanosecond optical pulses at 1053 nm with an all-fiber regenerative amplifier
journal, January 2011


High energy femtosecond fiber chirped pulse amplification system with adaptive phase control
journal, January 2008

  • He, F.; Hung, H. S. S.; Price, J. H. V.
  • Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1364/OE.16.005813

Initial performance results of the OMEGA laser system
journal, January 1997


Hybrid diode-laser fiber-amplifier source of high-energy ultrashort pulses
journal, January 1994

  • Galvanauskas, Almantas; Blixt, Peter; Tellefsen, Jens A.
  • Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 14
  • DOI: 10.1364/OL.19.001043

Generation of high quality, 13 cycle pulses by active phase control of an octave spanning supercontinuum
journal, January 2011

  • Demmler, Stefan; Rothhardt, Jan; Heidt, Alexander M.
  • Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21
  • DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.020151

Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses
journal, December 1985


Optical pulse-shaping system based on an electro-optic modulator driven by an aperture-coupled-stripline electrical-waveform generator
journal, January 2002


Femtosecond laser materials processing
conference, May 2000

  • Banks, Paul S.; Stuart, Brent C.; Komashko, Aleksey M.
  • Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, SPIE Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1117/12.386356

Applications of Ultrafast Lasers in Microfabrication
journal, August 2013