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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2812–2814

High-repetition-rate coherent femtosecond pulse amplification with an external passive optical cavity

R. Jason Jones and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 23, pp. 2812-2814 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002812


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Abstract

We demonstrate a general technique for enhancement of femtosecond pulses from a pulse train through their coherent buildup inside a high-finesse cavity. Periodic extraction of the intracavity pulse by means of a fast switch provides a net energy gain of 42 to >70 times for 38–58-fs pulse durations. Starting with an actively stabilized but otherwise standard mode-locked laser system, we demonstrate pulses of >200-nJ energy.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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R. Jason Jones and Jun Ye, "High-repetition-rate coherent femtosecond pulse amplification with an external passive optical cavity," Opt. Lett. 29, 2812-2814 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-23-2812

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