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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2013
  • pp: 2329–2331

Influence of amplified spontaneous emission on gain lifetime in high-aperture Ti:sapphire amplifiers

Victor Yanovsky and Karl Krushelnick  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 11, pp. 2329-2331 (2013)

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We demonstrate that by lowering gain lifetime, transverse amplified spontaneous emission imposes practical limit on usable aspect ratio of large-aperture amplifiers in a high-energy Ti:sapphire system.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2013
Published: April 5, 2013

Victor Yanovsky and Karl Krushelnick, "Influence of amplified spontaneous emission on gain lifetime in high-aperture Ti:sapphire amplifiers," Appl. Opt. 52, 2329-2331 (2013)

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