Chirped-pulse amplification is used to generate 2-mJ pulses of 106-fsec duration in an alexandrite amplifier. Compression of the optical pulse is achieved by using a sequence of intracavity prisms in conjunction with diffraction gratings. This allows for the compensation of both linear and quadratic contributions to the dispersion from the amplifier.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 7, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 1989
Published: August 1, 1989
Maurice Pessot, Donald J. Harter, Jeff Squier, and Gerard Mourou, "Chirped-pulse amplification of 100-fsec pulses," Opt. Lett. 14, 797-799 (1989)