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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1992
  • pp: 37–39

Pulse compression in a self-filtering Nd:YAG regenerative amplifier

C. G. Durfee, III and H. M. Milchberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 37-39 (1992)

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By operating a Nd:YAG regenerative amplifier with an intracavity spatial aperture, it is found that spectral broadening and chirp sufficient for pulse compression are produced at intracavity intensities well below the self-focusing threshold. Stable, synchronous pulse compression of as much as a factor of 4 has been achieved, while a factor of 8 is possible.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 2, 1991
Published: January 1, 1992

C. G. Durfee and H. M. Milchberg, "Pulse compression in a self-filtering Nd:YAG regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 17, 37-39 (1992)

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