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Ultrashort-pulse, ultrahigh-peak-power Ti:sapphire lasers
Author(s): Christopher P. P. Barty; Ting Guo; Catherine Le Blanc; Ferenc Raksi; Christoph G. Rose-Petruck; Jeffrey A. Squier; Kent R. Wilson; Vladislav V. Yakovlev; Koichi Yamakawa
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Paper Abstract

Techniques for the production of multiterawatt, sub-20-fs, optical pulses via chirped pulse amplification are discussed. Regenerative pulse shaping is used to control gain narrowing during amplification and an optimized, quintic-phase-limited, dispersion compensation scheme is used to control higher order phase distortions over a bandwidth of approximately 100 nm. Transform-limited, 18-fs pulses of 4.4-TW peak power have been produced in a Ti:sapphire- based, chirped pulse amplification system at a repetition rate of 50 Hz. Extensions to shorter durations and peak powers approaching 100 TW are also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239697
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher P. P. Barty, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Ting Guo, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Catherine Le Blanc, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Ferenc Raksi, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Christoph G. Rose-Petruck, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Jeffrey A. Squier, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Kent R. Wilson, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Koichi Yamakawa, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2701:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III
William E. White; David H. Reitze, Editor(s)

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