40-fs pulses are stretched to 372 ps by an all-reflective-optics stretcher with 1200-line/mm holographic gratings and are then amplified to an energy of 0.7 mJ in a regenerative amplifier. After compression, 0.35-mJ, 55-fs transform-limited pulses are produced.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 13, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993
J. V. Rudd, Philippe Bado, G. Korn, S. Kane, Jeff Squier, and Gérard Mourou, "Chirped-pulse amplification of 55-fs pulses at a 1-kHz repetition rate in a Ti:Al2O3 regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 18, 2044-2046 (1993)