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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 718–720

Thermal eigenmode amplifiers for diffraction-limited amplification of ultrashort pulses

Francois Salin, Catherine Le Blanc, Jeff Squier, and Chris Barty  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 718-720 (1998)

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The design of high-repetition, high-average power, multipass amplifiers in which the pump power induced thermal lensing within the amplifier is used to create an equivalent lens waveguide for the production of diffraction-limited beams is analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

Francois Salin, Catherine Le Blanc, Jeff Squier, and Chris Barty, "Thermal eigenmode amplifiers for diffraction-limited amplification of ultrashort pulses," Opt. Lett. 23, 718-720 (1998)

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