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Multi-pass Cell Based Nonlinear Pulse Compression of Yb : YAG Pump-Probe Lasers at FLASH

Seidel, M. ; Viotti, A. L. LU orcid ; Alisauskas, S. ; Tajalli, A. ; Akcaalan, O. ; Darvill, J. ; Ekanayake, N. ; Grosse-Wortmann, U. ; Li, C. and Mohr, C. , et al. (2023) X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Advances in Source Development and Instrumentation VI 2023 In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 12581.
Abstract

The majority of user experiments at the high repetition-rate free electron laser (FEL) facility FLASH are of pump-probe type, combining the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) or soft x-ray radiation from the FEL with ultrashort pulses generated by optical lasers. In this contribution, we demonstrate the advantages of using high-power Yb:YAG lasers with subsequent nonlinear pulse compression stages based on multi-pass cells (MPC). The approach enables the combination of hundreds of kHz to MHz repetition-rates, hundreds of watts of average powers and excellent intensity stabilities. We present the characteristics of the MPC-based pump-probe laser at the FLASH plane-grating beamlines. Furthermore, we report pulse compression to 8.2 fs pulse... (More)

The majority of user experiments at the high repetition-rate free electron laser (FEL) facility FLASH are of pump-probe type, combining the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) or soft x-ray radiation from the FEL with ultrashort pulses generated by optical lasers. In this contribution, we demonstrate the advantages of using high-power Yb:YAG lasers with subsequent nonlinear pulse compression stages based on multi-pass cells (MPC). The approach enables the combination of hundreds of kHz to MHz repetition-rates, hundreds of watts of average powers and excellent intensity stabilities. We present the characteristics of the MPC-based pump-probe laser at the FLASH plane-grating beamlines. Furthermore, we report pulse compression to 8.2 fs pulse duration and the seeding of an optical parametric amplifier generating mid-IR radiation tunable from 1.4 µm to 16 µm.

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Free electron lasers, multi-pass cells, pulse compression, spectral broadening, ultrafast lasers
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X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers : Advances in Source Development and Instrumentation VI - Advances in Source Development and Instrumentation VI
series title
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
editor
Tschentscher, Thomas ; Patthey, Luc ; Tiedtke, Kai and Zangrando, Marco
volume
12581
article number
125810O
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SPIE
conference name
X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Advances in Source Development and Instrumentation VI 2023
conference location
Prague, Czech Republic
conference dates
2023-04-26 - 2023-04-27
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  • scopus:85171785829
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0277-786X
1996-756X
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9781510662827
DOI
10.1117/12.2665321
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English
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  author       = {{Seidel, M. and Viotti, A. L. and Alisauskas, S. and Tajalli, A. and Akcaalan, O. and Darvill, J. and Ekanayake, N. and Grosse-Wortmann, U. and Li, C. and Mohr, C. and Pressacco, F. and Schirmel, N. and Swiderski, A. and Tavakol, H. and Tünnermann, H. and Vidoli, C. and Winkelmann, L. and Heyl, C. M. and Manschwetus, B. and Cankaya, H. and Hartl, I.}},
  booktitle    = {{X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers : Advances in Source Development and Instrumentation VI}},
  editor       = {{Tschentscher, Thomas and Patthey, Luc and Tiedtke, Kai and Zangrando, Marco}},
  isbn         = {{9781510662827}},
  issn         = {{0277-786X}},
  keywords     = {{Free electron lasers; multi-pass cells; pulse compression; spectral broadening; ultrafast lasers}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  publisher    = {{SPIE}},
  series       = {{Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering}},
  title        = {{Multi-pass Cell Based Nonlinear Pulse Compression of Yb : YAG Pump-Probe Lasers at FLASH}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2665321}},
  doi          = {{10.1117/12.2665321}},
  volume       = {{12581}},
  year         = {{2023}},
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