A new concept - chirped-pulse cascade-compression - is proposed and demonstrated. Initial experiments agree with numerical simulations, including compression of 35fs, 1.2mJ-pulses to 20fs, with negligible wavefront distortion. Scaling to higher energies will be possible.
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J. A. Moses, J. Nees, B. Hou, K. Hong, G. Mourou, and F. W. Wise, "Chirped-Pulse Cascaded Quadratic Compression of 1-mJ, 35-fs Pulses with Low Wavefront Distortions," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CTuS5.
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