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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 13431–13438

Direct amplification of terawatt sub-10-fs pulses in a CPA system of Ti:sapphire laser

A. Amani Eilanlou, Yasuo Nabekawa, Kenichi L. Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Takahashi, and Katsumi Midorikawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 13431-13438 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.013431


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Abstract

We have developed a chirped pulse amplification system of Ti:sapphire laser generating a 9.9 fs pulse with a pulse energy of 11 mJ at a repetition rate of 10 Hz. Spectral narrowing during amplification is successfully compensated by using specially designed partial mirrors and broadband high-damage-threshold mirrors. This is the first demonstration, to the best of our knowledge, of the direct amplification of terawatt sub-10-fs pulses in a chirped pulse amplification system of Ti:sapphire laser.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2008
Published: August 15, 2008

Citation
A. Amani Eilanlou, Yasuo Nabekawa, Kenichi L. Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Takahashi, and Katsumi Midorikawa, "Direct amplification of terawatt sub-10-fs pulses in a CPA system of Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Express 16, 13431-13438 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-17-13431


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