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Multiterawatt chirped-pulse amplification sources: basic design considerations
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Squier
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Paper Abstract

The combination of broadly tunable solid-state lasers and the technique of chirped pulse amplification has made it possible to produce energetic, femtosecond pulses capable of focused intensities > 1018 W/cm2. In addition, these lasers, which have multi-terawatt peak power capability, can be designed in very compact and robust configurations. Further, the average power capability of solid-state chirped pulse amplification sources can now exceed 1 W, as compared to the 10 mW average power limitation of previous femtosecond lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2041, Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications, (5 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.165645
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Jeffrey A. Squier, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2041:
Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications
Michel Piche; Paul W. Pace, Editor(s)

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