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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1989
  • pp: 278–280

Generation of femtosecond pulses by traveling-wave amplified spontaneous emission

J. Hebling and J. Kuhl  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 278-280 (1989)

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Traveling-wave amplified spontaneous emission (TWASE) on the femtosecond time scale is reported. By pumping different dyes with 80-fsec pulses with an energy of 4 μJ, we obtain TWASE pulses at several wavelengths between 650 and 800 nm. After compression by a grating pair the TWASE pulses are almost transform limited and shorter than the pump pulses. The temporal jitter between the pump and TWASE pulses is smaller than the pump-pulse duration.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 31, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 1988
Published: January 15, 1989

J. Hebling and J. Kuhl, "Generation of femtosecond pulses by traveling-wave amplified spontaneous emission," Opt. Lett. 14, 278-280 (1989)

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