Abstract

An ultrafast, hybrid mode-locked semiconductor laser-diode system has been used to seed a flash-lamp-pumped Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier system, producing subpicosecond pulses with millijoule output pulse energy. This system has the potential to eliminate argon-ion-pumped-based, ultrafast laser systems.

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    [CrossRef]

1995 (5)

1994 (4)

1993 (2)

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y. F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, “110 fs Fourier transform limited gaussian pulses from a Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 95, 46–50 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Hee, J. A. Izatt, J. M. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Femtosecond transillumination optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Lett. 18, 950–952 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1992 (2)

P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. C. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. P. Heritage, G. A. Alphonse, “High power ultrafast laser diodes,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2203–2219 (1992).
[CrossRef]

P. J. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, G. Alphonse, W. Ceislik, “200-fs optical pulse generation and intracavity pulse evolution in a hybrid mode-locked semicondutor diode-laser/amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 17, 670–672 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1989 (1)

1988 (4)

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. QE-24, 398–403 (1988).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Kahlow, W. Jarbeza, T. B. Debruil, “Ultrafast emission spectroscopy in the ultraviolet by time gated upconversion,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 59, 1098–1109 (1988).
[CrossRef]

D. Kuhlke, U. Herpers, D. von der Linde, “Soft x-ray emission from subpicosecond laser produced plasmas,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1785–1787 (1988).
[CrossRef]

R. Dorsinville, P. J. Delfyett, R. R. Alfano, “Generation of 3-ps pulses by spectral selection of the continuum generated by a 25-ps second harmonic Nd:YAG laser pulse in a liquid,” Appl. Opt. 27, 16–18 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1987 (1)

O. E. Martinez, “3000 times grating compressor with positive group velocity dispersion,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 59–64 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (2)

C. Rolland, P. B. Corkum, “Amplification of 70 fs pulses in a high repetition rate XeCl pumped dye laser amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 59, 64–68 (1986).
[CrossRef]

T. Turner, M. Chatalet, D. S. Moore, S. C. Schmidt, “Large gain amplifier for subpicosecond optical pulses,” Opt. Lett. 11, 357–359 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1984 (1)

1982 (1)

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. T. Yen, “Amplification of 70 femtosecond optical pulses to gigawatt powers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223–224 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1970 (1)

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, “Emission in the region 400 to 7000 A via four-photon coupling in glass,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584–586 (1970); “Observation of self-phase modulation and small scale filaments in liquid and glasses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 592–594 (1970); “Direct distortion of electronic clouds of pure-gas atoms in intense electron fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 1217–1219 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Alfano, R. R.

G. E. Anderson, F. Liu, R. R. Alfano, “Microscope imaging through highly scattering media,” Opt. Lett. 19, 981–983 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Dorsinville, P. J. Delfyett, R. R. Alfano, “Generation of 3-ps pulses by spectral selection of the continuum generated by a 25-ps second harmonic Nd:YAG laser pulse in a liquid,” Appl. Opt. 27, 16–18 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, “Emission in the region 400 to 7000 A via four-photon coupling in glass,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584–586 (1970); “Observation of self-phase modulation and small scale filaments in liquid and glasses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 592–594 (1970); “Direct distortion of electronic clouds of pure-gas atoms in intense electron fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 1217–1219 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Alphonse, G.

Alphonse, G. A.

P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. C. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. P. Heritage, G. A. Alphonse, “High power ultrafast laser diodes,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2203–2219 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, G. E.

Andreadakis, N.

Andreadakis, N. C.

P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. C. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. P. Heritage, G. A. Alphonse, “High power ultrafast laser diodes,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2203–2219 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Bado, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. QE-24, 398–403 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Barry, N. P.

Barty, C. P. J.

B. Lemoff, G. Y. Lin, C. L. Gordon, C. P. J. Barty, S. R. Harris, “Demonstration of a 10 Hz femtosecond pulse driven XUV laser at 41.8 nm in Xe ix,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574–1577 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Beaud, P.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y. F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, “110 fs Fourier transform limited gaussian pulses from a Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 95, 46–50 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Blixt, P.

Ceislik, W.

Chai, B. H. T.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y. F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, “110 fs Fourier transform limited gaussian pulses from a Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 95, 46–50 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chang, Y. H.

P. J. Delfyett, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, “Femtosecond hybrid modelocked semiconductor laser and amplifier dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B. 58, 183–196 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Chatalet, M.

Chen, Y. F.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y. F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, “110 fs Fourier transform limited gaussian pulses from a Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 95, 46–50 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, P. B.

C. Rolland, P. B. Corkum, “Amplification of 70 fs pulses in a high repetition rate XeCl pumped dye laser amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 59, 64–68 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Cunningham, J. E.

de Sousa, E. A.

Debruil, T. B.

M. A. Kahlow, W. Jarbeza, T. B. Debruil, “Ultrafast emission spectroscopy in the ultraviolet by time gated upconversion,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 59, 1098–1109 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Delfyett, P. J.

P. J. Delfyett, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, “Femtosecond hybrid modelocked semiconductor laser and amplifier dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B. 58, 183–196 (1994).
[CrossRef]

P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. C. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. P. Heritage, G. A. Alphonse, “High power ultrafast laser diodes,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2203–2219 (1992).
[CrossRef]

P. J. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, G. Alphonse, W. Ceislik, “200-fs optical pulse generation and intracavity pulse evolution in a hybrid mode-locked semicondutor diode-laser/amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 17, 670–672 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Dorsinville, P. J. Delfyett, R. R. Alfano, “Generation of 3-ps pulses by spectral selection of the continuum generated by a 25-ps second harmonic Nd:YAG laser pulse in a liquid,” Appl. Opt. 27, 16–18 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. N. Foches, G. P. Le Sage, J. D. McNally, F. V. Hartemann, N. C. Luhmann, M. D. Perry, J. P. Heritage, P. J. Delfyett, “Gigahertz repetition rate AlGaAs/Ti:sapphire master oscillator power amplifier laser system for advanced photoinjectors,” in IEEE LEOS ’94 Conference Proceedings, 2, paper SS5.5, 437 (1994).

Dienes, A.

P. J. Delfyett, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, “Femtosecond hybrid modelocked semiconductor laser and amplifier dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B. 58, 183–196 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dorsinville, R.

Downer, M. C.

Fermann, M. E.

Florez, L.

Florez, L. T.

P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. C. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. P. Heritage, G. A. Alphonse, “High power ultrafast laser diodes,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2203–2219 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Foches, S. N.

S. N. Foches, G. P. Le Sage, J. D. McNally, F. V. Hartemann, N. C. Luhmann, M. D. Perry, J. P. Heritage, P. J. Delfyett, “Gigahertz repetition rate AlGaAs/Ti:sapphire master oscillator power amplifier laser system for advanced photoinjectors,” in IEEE LEOS ’94 Conference Proceedings, 2, paper SS5.5, 437 (1994).

Fork, R. L.

W. H. Knox, M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, “Amplified femtosecond optical pulses and continuum generation at 5 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Lett. 9, 552–554 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. T. Yen, “Amplification of 70 femtosecond optical pulses to gigawatt powers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223–224 (1982).
[CrossRef]

French, P. M. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Galvanauskas, A.

Gmitter, T.

P. J. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, G. Alphonse, W. Ceislik, “200-fs optical pulse generation and intracavity pulse evolution in a hybrid mode-locked semicondutor diode-laser/amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 17, 670–672 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. C. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. P. Heritage, G. A. Alphonse, “High power ultrafast laser diodes,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2203–2219 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, C. L.

B. Lemoff, G. Y. Lin, C. L. Gordon, C. P. J. Barty, S. R. Harris, “Demonstration of a 10 Hz femtosecond pulse driven XUV laser at 41.8 nm in Xe ix,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574–1577 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Harris, S. R.

B. Lemoff, G. Y. Lin, C. L. Gordon, C. P. J. Barty, S. R. Harris, “Demonstration of a 10 Hz femtosecond pulse driven XUV laser at 41.8 nm in Xe ix,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574–1577 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hartemann, F. V.

S. N. Foches, G. P. Le Sage, J. D. McNally, F. V. Hartemann, N. C. Luhmann, M. D. Perry, J. P. Heritage, P. J. Delfyett, “Gigahertz repetition rate AlGaAs/Ti:sapphire master oscillator power amplifier laser system for advanced photoinjectors,” in IEEE LEOS ’94 Conference Proceedings, 2, paper SS5.5, 437 (1994).

Harter, D.

Harter, D. J.

Hee, M. R.

Heritage, J. P.

P. J. Delfyett, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, “Femtosecond hybrid modelocked semiconductor laser and amplifier dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B. 58, 183–196 (1994).
[CrossRef]

P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. C. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. P. Heritage, G. A. Alphonse, “High power ultrafast laser diodes,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2203–2219 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. N. Foches, G. P. Le Sage, J. D. McNally, F. V. Hartemann, N. C. Luhmann, M. D. Perry, J. P. Heritage, P. J. Delfyett, “Gigahertz repetition rate AlGaAs/Ti:sapphire master oscillator power amplifier laser system for advanced photoinjectors,” in IEEE LEOS ’94 Conference Proceedings, 2, paper SS5.5, 437 (1994).

Herpers, U.

D. Kuhlke, U. Herpers, D. von der Linde, “Soft x-ray emission from subpicosecond laser produced plasmas,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1785–1787 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Hong, M. Y.

P. J. Delfyett, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, “Femtosecond hybrid modelocked semiconductor laser and amplifier dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B. 58, 183–196 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Huang, C. P.

Hyde, S. C. W.

Izatt, J. A.

Jacobson, J. M.

Jan, W. Y.

Jarbeza, W.

M. A. Kahlow, W. Jarbeza, T. B. Debruil, “Ultrafast emission spectroscopy in the ultraviolet by time gated upconversion,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 59, 1098–1109 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Jones, R.

Kahlow, M. A.

M. A. Kahlow, W. Jarbeza, T. B. Debruil, “Ultrafast emission spectroscopy in the ultraviolet by time gated upconversion,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 59, 1098–1109 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kartner, F. X.

Keller, U.

Knox, W. H.

Kopf, D.

Krausz, F.

Kuhlke, D.

D. Kuhlke, U. Herpers, D. von der Linde, “Soft x-ray emission from subpicosecond laser produced plasmas,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1785–1787 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Le Sage, G. P.

S. N. Foches, G. P. Le Sage, J. D. McNally, F. V. Hartemann, N. C. Luhmann, M. D. Perry, J. P. Heritage, P. J. Delfyett, “Gigahertz repetition rate AlGaAs/Ti:sapphire master oscillator power amplifier laser system for advanced photoinjectors,” in IEEE LEOS ’94 Conference Proceedings, 2, paper SS5.5, 437 (1994).

Lemoff, B.

B. Lemoff, G. Y. Lin, C. L. Gordon, C. P. J. Barty, S. R. Harris, “Demonstration of a 10 Hz femtosecond pulse driven XUV laser at 41.8 nm in Xe ix,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574–1577 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lenzner, M.

Lin, G. Y.

B. Lemoff, G. Y. Lin, C. L. Gordon, C. P. J. Barty, S. R. Harris, “Demonstration of a 10 Hz femtosecond pulse driven XUV laser at 41.8 nm in Xe ix,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574–1577 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, F.

Luhmann, N. C.

S. N. Foches, G. P. Le Sage, J. D. McNally, F. V. Hartemann, N. C. Luhmann, M. D. Perry, J. P. Heritage, P. J. Delfyett, “Gigahertz repetition rate AlGaAs/Ti:sapphire master oscillator power amplifier laser system for advanced photoinjectors,” in IEEE LEOS ’94 Conference Proceedings, 2, paper SS5.5, 437 (1994).

Maine, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. QE-24, 398–403 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, “3000 times grating compressor with positive group velocity dispersion,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 59–64 (1987).
[CrossRef]

McNally, J. D.

S. N. Foches, G. P. Le Sage, J. D. McNally, F. V. Hartemann, N. C. Luhmann, M. D. Perry, J. P. Heritage, P. J. Delfyett, “Gigahertz repetition rate AlGaAs/Ti:sapphire master oscillator power amplifier laser system for advanced photoinjectors,” in IEEE LEOS ’94 Conference Proceedings, 2, paper SS5.5, 437 (1994).

Mellish, R.

Miesak, E.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y. F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, “110 fs Fourier transform limited gaussian pulses from a Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 95, 46–50 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Moore, D. S.

Mourou, G.

M. Pesot, J. Squire, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, “Chirped pulse amplification of 100-fsec pulses,” Opt. Lett. 14, 797–799 (1989).
[CrossRef]

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. QE-24, 398–403 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Murname, M. M.

Nagatsuma, T.

T. Nagatsuma, “Electro-optic testing of ultrafast electronic and optoelectronic devices,” in Ultrafast Electronics and Optoelectronics, Vol. 13 of 1995, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 46–48.

Perry, M. D.

S. N. Foches, G. P. Le Sage, J. D. McNally, F. V. Hartemann, N. C. Luhmann, M. D. Perry, J. P. Heritage, P. J. Delfyett, “Gigahertz repetition rate AlGaAs/Ti:sapphire master oscillator power amplifier laser system for advanced photoinjectors,” in IEEE LEOS ’94 Conference Proceedings, 2, paper SS5.5, 437 (1994).

Pesot, M.

Pessot, M.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. QE-24, 398–403 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, M. C.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y. F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, “110 fs Fourier transform limited gaussian pulses from a Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 95, 46–50 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rolland, C.

C. Rolland, P. B. Corkum, “Amplification of 70 fs pulses in a high repetition rate XeCl pumped dye laser amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 59, 64–68 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, S. C.

Shank, C. V.

W. H. Knox, M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, “Amplified femtosecond optical pulses and continuum generation at 5 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Lett. 9, 552–554 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. T. Yen, “Amplification of 70 femtosecond optical pulses to gigawatt powers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223–224 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Shapiro, S. L.

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, “Emission in the region 400 to 7000 A via four-photon coupling in glass,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584–586 (1970); “Observation of self-phase modulation and small scale filaments in liquid and glasses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 592–594 (1970); “Direct distortion of electronic clouds of pure-gas atoms in intense electron fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 1217–1219 (1970).
[CrossRef]

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Silberberg, Y.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup of the external cavity mode-locked semiconductor laser system: MQW, multiple-quantum-well saturable absorber mirror; L, lens; BS, beam splitter; SLA, semiconductor laser amplifier; S, slit; OC, output coupler; I, optical isolator; G, diffraction grating.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the regenerative amplifier system: OC, output coupler; P, polarizer; PC, Pockels cell; TFP, thin-film polarizer; WP, wave plate; HR, high-reflection mirror.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oscilloscope trace of the output mode-locked diode laser pulse train (a) before prepulse selection of the traveling-wave amplifier and (b) after the traveling-wave amplifier pulse selector.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Oscilloscope traces of the regenerative amplifier output: top, single-selected output-amplified pulse; bottom, the rejected amplified-output pulse train.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Transverse-mode profiles of the injected diode laser beam: right-hand side, surface plot; left-hand side, contour plot.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Transverse-mode profiles of the regenerative amplifier output beam: right-hand side, surface plot; left-hand side, contour plot.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Characteristics of the mode-locked semiconductor laser-diode system: (a) second-order autocorrelation trace (solid curve) and autocorrelation trace computed with cubic phase chirp (dotted curve), (b) optical spectrum of the optimized mode-locked semiconductor laser-diode system.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Characteristics of the regenerative amplifier output: (a) second-order autocorrelation trace (solid curve) and autocorrelation trace computed with quadratic phase chirp (dotted curve), (b) optical spectrum.

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