What is optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA)?
The concept of OPCPA combines the laser chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) scheme with optical parametric amplification (OPA). With this powerful combination, the advantages of both methods are merged. Ultrashort femtosecond pulses can be amplified to high pulse energies at high repetition rates.
Class 5 Photonics’ products are complete system integrations comprising a commercial Yb-based pump laser, a White Light Generation (WLG) to generate a broad-band seed pulse, a stretcher to optimize bandwidth and temporal overlap between seed and pump pulse, an optical parametric amplifier (OPA) to amplify the seed pulse, and a compressor to compress the amplified pulse to its Fourier transform limit.