AMPLIFY FEW-CYCLE PULSES: FOPA
Employing multiple, individually tunable nonlinear crystals in the Fourier plane means:
- Simultaneous upscaling of peak power & spectral bandwidth.
- Gain tailoring by spatial pump beam shaping.
- Upscaling not limited by crystal aperture.
- Transform limited ps pulses in Fourier plane.
- No extra stretcher / compressor required.
- Only “small” gratings required in the 4f setup.
- Can be pumped by stretched Ti:Sa pulses or ps Yb lasers.