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
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)