High-repetition-rate laser pulse amplifiers are desirable for investigations of weak signals because of the ability to use ultrasensitive lock-in detection. We have developed a new oscillator and amplifier capable of providing 10 MW of power at repetition rates in excess of 1 kHz. By focusing this pulse we have obtained the white-light continuum with as little as 250 nJ of energy.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 15, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 1984
Published: April 1, 1985
I. N. Duling, T. Norris, T. Sizer, P. Bado, and G. A. Mourou, "Kilohertz synchronous amplification of 85-femtosecond optical pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 616-618 (1985)