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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 21091–21097

Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of a multi-millijoule, regenerative-amplifier-based chirped-pulse amplifier system

T. Fordell, M. Miranda, A. Persson, and A. L’Huillier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 21091-21097 (2009)

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This article reports on the successful stabilization of the carrier-envelope phase of a 1-kHz laser system that includes a large grating stretcher, a regenerative amplifier, a multipass amplifier and a grating compressor. Phase stability for pulse energies up to 6 mJ is demonstrated using electronic feedback to the oscillator locking electronics as well as feedback via an acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2009
Published: November 4, 2009

T. Fordell, M. Miranda, A. Persson, and A. L'Huillier, "Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of a multi-millijoule, regenerative-amplifier-based chirped-pulse smplifier system," Opt. Express 17, 21091-21097 (2009)

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