We have developed an ultrashort-pulse laser system in which the final Ti:sapphire amplifier stage is pumped by the frequency-doubled output of a Nd:glass laser. The laser produces pulses with an energy in excess of 1 J on target and an estimated peak focused irradiance of 5 × 1019 W/cm2.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 26, 1995
Published: April 15, 1996
A. Sullivan, J. Bonlie, D. F. Price, and W. E. White, "1.1-J, 120-fs laser system based on Nd:glass-pumped Ti:sapphire," Opt. Lett. 21, 603-605 (1996)