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Generation and applications of high-power ultrashort pulses
Author(s): Henry C. Kapteyn; Margaret M. Murnane; Justin Peatross; Chung-Po Huang; Jianping Zhou
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Paper Abstract

Advances in femtosecond laser technology now make it possible to reliably generate laser pulses in the terawatt energy range with 20 fs pulse duration, using laser system which fits on a single optical table. We have demonstrated two such systems: a 10 Hz, 3 TW sysetm, and a 1kHz, 0.05 TW system. These lasers make possible new studies of strong-field laser-matter interactions, and the generation of reliable femtosecond pulsed soft x-rays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2524, National Science Foundation (NSF) Forum on Optical Science and Engineering, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219577
Show Author Affiliations
Henry C. Kapteyn, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Margaret M. Murnane, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Justin Peatross, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Chung-Po Huang, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Jianping Zhou, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2524:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Forum on Optical Science and Engineering
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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