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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1992
  • pp: 1067–1069

120-fs terawatt Ti:Al2O3/Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser system

W. E. White, J. R. Hunter, L. Van Woerkom, T. Ditmire, and M. D. Perry  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 1067-1069 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.001067


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Abstract

We have developed a combined Ti:Al2O3/Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser system capable of producing terawatt pulses with a duration of 120 fs at a 1-Hz repetition rate. Chirped-pulse amplification in Ti:sapphire produces compressed 45-mJ pulses. Further amplification in flash-lamp-pumped Cr:LiSrAlF6 produces 150-mJ compressed pulses with no significant effect on beam quality or pulse shape.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 30, 1992
Published: August 1, 1992

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W. E. White, J. R. Hunter, L. Van Woerkom, T. Ditmire, and M. D. Perry, "120-fs terawatt Ti:Al2O3/Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser system," Opt. Lett. 17, 1067-1069 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-17-15-1067


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