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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1993
  • pp: 361–363

High-contrast terawatt chirped-pulse-amplification laser that uses a 1-ps Nd:glass oscillator

R. S. Marjoribanks, F. W. Budnik, L. Zhao, G. Kulcsár, M. Stanier, and J. Mihaychuk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 361-363 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.000361


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Abstract

We have developed a fiberless 1-TW all-Nd:glass chirped-pulse-amplification laser system that uses high-contrast 0.8–1.4-ps pulses produced directly from a Nd:glass feedback-controlled oscillator. Employing grating-only expansion and compression, the system produces clean (~107 contrast ratio) 1-J, 1–1.4-ps recompressed pulses without added pulse cleaning. Clean microjoule-energy pulses from the oscillator require less subsequent amplification than cw oscillator schemes, thereby minimizing gain–bandwidth narrowing and offering improved contrast with amplified stimulated emission background.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 1992
Published: March 1, 1993

Citation
R. S. Marjoribanks, F. W. Budnik, L. Zhao, G. Kulcsár, M. Stanier, and J. Mihaychuk, "High-contrast terawatt chirped-pulse-amplification laser that uses a 1-ps Nd:glass oscillator," Opt. Lett. 18, 361-363 (1993)
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