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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)

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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.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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

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)

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