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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1570–1572

Correction of strong phase and amplitude modulations by two deformable mirrors in a multistaged Ti:sapphire laser

H. Baumhacker, G. Pretzler, K. J. Witte, M. Hegelich, M. Kaluza, S. Karsch, A. Kudryashov, V. Samarkin, and A. Roukossouev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 17, pp. 1570-1572 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001570


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Abstract

We describe a novel scheme consisting of two deformable bimorph mirrors that can free ultrashort laser pulses from simultaneously present strong wave-front distortions and intensity-profile modulations. This scheme is applied to the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik 10-TW Advanced Titanium-Sapphire Laser (ATLAS) facility. We demonstrate that with this scheme the focusability of the ATLAS pulses can be improved from 1018 to 2×1019 W/cm2 without any penalty in recompression fidelity.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation

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H. Baumhacker, G. Pretzler, K. J. Witte, M. Hegelich, M. Kaluza, S. Karsch, A. Kudryashov, V. Samarkin, and A. Roukossouev, "Correction of strong phase and amplitude modulations by two deformable mirrors in a multistaged Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1570-1572 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-17-1570


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