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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1999
  • pp: 3294–3297

Femtosecond Regenerative Amplification in Cr:Forsterite

Vladislav Shcheslavskiy, Frank Noack, Valentin Petrov, and Nickolay Zhavoronkov  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 3294-3297 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.003294


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Abstract

We describe an oscillator–amplifier laser system for the generation of high-power femtosecond pulses near 1.25 ?m based on chromium-doped forsterite. Chirped-pulse amplification at a 1-kHz repetition rate raises the pulse energy to >350 ?J. The nearly transform-limited 200-?J, 135-fs-long recompressed pulses have a peak power of ?1.5 GW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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Vladislav Shcheslavskiy, Frank Noack, Valentin Petrov, and Nickolay Zhavoronkov, "Femtosecond Regenerative Amplification in Cr:Forsterite," Appl. Opt. 38, 3294-3297 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-15-3294


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