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Novel laser system for ultrafast spectroscopy
Author(s): Matthew Andrew Horn; David C. Arnett; Norbert F. Scherer
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Paper Abstract

The design and performance of a cavity-dumped Ti:sapphire oscillator and short pulse-pumped amplifier system is presented. Dumped pulses as short as 12 fs nJ in energy, with 70-80 percent dumping efficiency are made possible by a stretched dumper-arm configuration. The oscillator yields stable, reliable, and reproducible pulses. Pulse duration and phase structure are analyzed via wavelength-resolved nonresonant scattering. Single and multi-pass amplification schemes and performance results are described. The optical continuum generated using single-pass amplified pulses is characterized by frequency-resolved cross-correlations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3273, Laser Techniques for Condensed-Phase and Biological Systems, (24 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306118
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew Andrew Horn, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
David C. Arnett, Pacific Northwest National Labs. (United States)
Norbert F. Scherer, Univ. of Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3273:
Laser Techniques for Condensed-Phase and Biological Systems
Norbert F. Scherer; Janice M. Hicks, Editor(s)

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