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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 123–125

Amplified spontaneous emission contrast of CPA laser

Yi Xu, Yuxin Leng, Lihuang Lin, Wenyao Wang, Yansui Huang, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 123-125 (2010)

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The influence on the level of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) contrast resulting from the different seed pulse energies has been experimentally studied in a 10-TW-level femtosecond Ti:sapphire chirped pulse amplification laser. It is found that, with the seed pulse energy increasing, the ASE pedestal is suppressed more efficiently, and the ASE contrast is improved with a saturable tendency. The measurement of ~2×10-8 ASE contrast in the range of more than 50 ps before the main pulse is achieved in the laser.

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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

Yi Xu, Yuxin Leng, Lihuang Lin, Wenyao Wang, Yansui Huang, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "Amplified spontaneous emission contrast of CPA laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 123-125 (2010)

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