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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1974–1976

High-power optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier system with a 1.55 µm signal and a 1.064 µm pump

J. V. Rudd, R. J. Law, T. S. Luk, and S. M. Cameron  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 15, pp. 1974-1976 (2005)

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We have designed and built a chirped-pulse parametric-amplifier system that utilizes a 10 Hz, 300 ps, Nd:YAG pump laser system; a 1.575 µm fiber oscillator and amplifier as the signal source; and rubidium titanyl phosphate and potassium titanyl arsenate nonlinear crystals. We obtained 260 fs, 30 mJ pulses centered at 1.550 µm, representing a gain of >10^9 and a peak power of 100 GW. To our knowledge, these are the highest energy and peak power pulses ever produced in the 1.5-2.0 µm region

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(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

J. V. Rudd, R. J. Law, T. S. Luk, and S. M. Cameron, "High-power optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier system with a 1.55 µm signal and a 1.064 µm pump," Opt. Lett. 30, 1974-1976 (2005)

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