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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1468–1470

100-TW sub-20-fs Ti:sapphire laser system operating at a 10-Hz repetition rate

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 18, pp. 1468-1470 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001468


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Abstract

We developed a compact three-stage Ti:sapphire amplifier laser system that produced peak power in excess of 100 TW for a pulse duration of less than 19 fs and an average power of 19 W at a 10-Hz repetition rate. A final 40-mm-diameter Ti:sapphire amplifier is pumped by a Nd:YAG master-oscillator–power-amplifier system that produces ∼7-J output of 532-nm radiation. The spatial beam quality is approximately 2 times diffraction limited for the full amplified compressed output pulse. With f/3 optics, this system should therefore be capable of producing a focused intensity of ∼3×1020 W/cm2 .

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, "100-TW sub-20-fs Ti:sapphire laser system operating at a 10-Hz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 23, 1468-1470 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-18-1468


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