Thin-disk pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier delivering CEP-stable multi-mJ few-cycle pulses at 6 kHz

Stephan Prinz, Maximilian Schnitzenbaumer, Dionysios Potamianos, Marcel Schultze, Sebastian Stark, Matthias Häfner, Catherine Y. Teisset, Christoph Wandt, Knut Michel, Reinhard Kienberger, Birgitta Bernhardt, Thomas Metzger

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We present an optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier (OPCPA) delivering CEP-stable ultrashort pulses with 7 fs, high energies of more than 1.8 mJ and high average output power exceeding 10 W at a repetition rate of 6 kHz. The system is pumped by a picosecond regenerative thin-disk amplifier and exhibits an excellent long-term stability. In a proof-of-principle experiment, high harmonic generation is demonstrated in neon up to the 61st order.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1124
Number of pages17
JournalOptics Express
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Ultrafast lasers
  • Harmonic generation and mixing
  • Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
  • Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
  • Hollow core fibers
  • Laser efficiency
  • Nonlinear effects
  • Optical amplifiers
  • Phase matching
  • Regenerative amplification

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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