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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1835–1837

Picosecond-pulse amplification with an external passive optical cavity

Eric O. Potma, Conor Evans, X. Sunney Xie, R. Jason Jones, and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 19, pp. 1835-1837 (2003)

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We experimentally demonstrate the amplification of picosecond pulses at high repetition rates through the coherent addition of successive pulses of a mode-locked pulse train in a high-finesse optical cavity equipped with cavity dumping. Amplification greater than 30 times is obtained at a repetition rate of 253 kHz, boosting the 5.3-nJ pulses from a commercial mode-locked picosecond Ti:sapphire laser to pulse energies of more than 150 nJ.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(300.6220) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, beam foil
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

Eric O. Potma, Conor Evans, X. Sunney Xie, R. Jason Jones, and Jun Ye, "Picosecond-pulse amplification with an external passive optical cavity," Opt. Lett. 28, 1835-1837 (2003)

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