We have developed a femtosecond laser chain that generates 25-TW pulses of less than 35 fs at 10 Hz with focused intensities higher than 5 × 1019 W/cm2 and an average power of 8 W. This system is optimized for a broad transmission bandwidth and includes an aberration-free stretcher compressor.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 3, 1996
Published: December 1, 1996
J. P. Chambaret, C. Le Blanc, G. Chériaux, P. Curley, G. Darpentigny, P. Rousseau, G. Hamoniaux, A. Antonetti, and F. Salin, "Generation of 25-TW, 32-fs pulses at 10 Hz," Opt. Lett. 21, 1921-1923 (1996)