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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1996
  • pp: 668–670

Generation of 18-fs, multiterawatt pulses by regenerative pulse shaping and chirped-pulse amplification

C. P. J. Barty, T. Guo, C. Le Blanc, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, J. Squier, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, and K. Yamakawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 668-670 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000668


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Abstract

Transform-limited, 18-fs pulses of 4.4-TW peak power are produced in a Ti:sapphire-based chirped-pulsed amplification system at a repetition rate of 50 Hz. Regenerative pulse shaping is used to control gain narrowing during amplification, and an optimized, quintic-phase-limited dispersion compensation scheme is used to control higher-order phase distortions over a bandwidth of ~100 nm. Seed pulses are temporally stretched >100, 000 times before amplification.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 1995
Published: May 1, 1996

Citation
C. P. J. Barty, T. Guo, C. Le Blanc, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, J. Squier, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, and K. Yamakawa, "Generation of 18-fs, multiterawatt pulses by regenerative pulse shaping and chirped-pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 21, 668-670 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-9-668

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