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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5180–5183

Sub-100-fs Yb:CALGO nonlinear regenerative amplifier

Julien Pouysegur, Martin Delaigue, Yoann Zaouter, Clemens Hönninger, Eric Mottay, Anaël Jaffrès, Pascal Loiseau, Bruno Viana, Patrick Georges, and Frédéric Druon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5180-5183 (2013)

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We report on the first diode-pumped Yb:CaGdAlO4 regenerative amplifier in the sub-100-fs regime. It generates pulses at a central wavelength of 1047 nm with up to 24 μJ energy (after compression) at a repetition rate of 50 kHz. The measured pulse duration is 97 fs, with a spectral bandwidth of 19 nm. We describe in detail how nonlinear effects are optimally used to compensate gain narrowing in order to overcome the 100 fs barrier.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2013
Published: November 27, 2013

Julien Pouysegur, Martin Delaigue, Yoann Zaouter, Clemens Hönninger, Eric Mottay, Anaël Jaffrès, Pascal Loiseau, Bruno Viana, Patrick Georges, and Frédéric Druon, "Sub-100-fs Yb:CALGO nonlinear regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 38, 5180-5183 (2013)

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