Steady-state chirped-pulse amplification was applied to a five-stage dye amplifier system to extract available energy over the full gain duration and at the same time suppress the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE). An output energy of 41 mJ was generated with 1.4-ns chirped pulses having an ASE of 3% and a pumping efficiency of 8.8% for the final amplifier. After five-stage amplification these pulses were compressed to 320 fs FWHM.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 22, 1994
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 1995
Published: March 20, 1996
Fumiki Hosoi, Masaru Shimura, Yasuo Nabekawa, Kiminori Kondo, and Shuntaro Watanabe, "High-power dye laser using steady-state amplification with chirped pulses," Appl. Opt. 35, 1404-1408 (1996)