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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10097–10104

Dispersion compensation by two-stage stretching in a sub-400 fs, 1.2 mJ Yb:CaF2 amplifier

C. P. João, H. Pires, L. Cardoso, T. Imran, and G. Figueira  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10097-10104 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.010097


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Abstract

We generate 1.24 mJ, 390 fs pulses at 1035 nm in a CPA laser system featuring a 2.8 mJ Yb:CaF2 regenerative amplifier, stretcher/compressor based on a single chirped volume Bragg grating and a compact, low-dispersion grating compressor. The auxiliary compressor is used to effectively pre-compensate the intra-cavity dispersion of the amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Short Pulse Sources

History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2014
Published: April 21, 2014

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Citation
C. P. João, H. Pires, L. Cardoso, T. Imran, and G. Figueira, "Dispersion compensation by two-stage stretching in a sub-400 fs, 1.2 mJ Yb:CaF2 amplifier," Opt. Express 22, 10097-10104 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-10097


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