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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1995
  • pp: 395–397

Amplification of sub-100-TW femtosecond pulses by shifted amplifying Nd:glass amplifiers: theory and experiments

N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 395-397 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000395


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Abstract

We show that powerful femtosecond pulses can be obtained by use of a series of amplifying media with shifted but overlapping narrow gain bandwidth. This concept, based on chirped-pulse amplification in Nd:glass amplifiers, permits the generation of sub-100-TW pulses with durations shorter than 300 fs. Experimental gain narrowing and phase distortion are found to be in good agreement with theory.

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Original Manuscript: September 29, 1994
Published: February 15, 1995

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N. Blanchot, A. Migus, C. Rouyer, and C. Sauteret, "Amplification of sub-100-TW femtosecond pulses by shifted amplifying Nd:glass amplifiers: theory and experiments," Opt. Lett. 20, 395-397 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-4-395


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