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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 525–527

Generation of 16-fs, 10-TW pulses at a 10-Hz repetition rate with efficient Ti:sapphire amplifiers

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, H. Takuma, C. P. J. Barty, and D. Fittinghoff  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 525-527 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000525


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Abstract

We describe a two-stage Ti:sapphire amplifier laser system that is capable of producing 16-fs pulses of 10-TW peak power at a 10-Hz repetition rate. Thin solid etalons were used to control gain narrowing and gain saturation during amplification. A cylindrical mirror expander was used to permit compensation of the dispersion of the system. An efficiency greater than 90% of the theoretical maximum for conversion of 532-nm pump light to 790-nm radiation is demonstrated.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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, H. Takuma, C. P. J. Barty, and D. Fittinghoff, "Generation of 16-fs, 10-TW pulses at a 10-Hz repetition rate with efficient Ti:sapphire amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 23, 525-527 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-7-525


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