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Compact 60fs multigigawatt diode-pumped laser using postcompression technique
Author(s): Antoine Courjaud; Eric Mével; Eric Constant; Eric Mottay
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Paper Abstract

We report on a compact and simple system delivering pulses as short as 60fs with an energy up to 330μJ at 2kHz and 200μJ at 5kHz. High energy pulses delivered by a diode-pumped ultrafast laser with 500fs pulse duration are injected in a hollow fiber filled with nitrogen, experiencing spectral broadening through self-phase modulation, and are subsequently compressed to sub-100fs pulse duration using negative dispersion mirrors. The overall power efficiency of 40% and the temporal compression factor larger than 8 leads to a peak power increase of more than 3, corresponding to 5GW peak power in the multi-kilohertz regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7589, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications X, 75890K (25 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841069
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Antoine Courjaud, Amplitude Systèmes (France)
Eric Mével, CELIA, CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
Eric Constant, CELIA, CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
Eric Mottay, Amplitude Systèmes (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7589:
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications X
Alexander Heisterkamp; Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Rick P. Trebino, Editor(s)

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