Abstract

We describe an oscillator–amplifier laser system for the generation of high-power femtosecond pulses near 1.25 µm based on chromium-doped forsterite. Chirped-pulse amplification at a 1-kHz repetition rate raises the pulse energy to >350 µJ. The nearly transform-limited 200-µJ, 135-fs-long recompressed pulses have a peak power of ≈1.5 GW.

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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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1999 (1)

1998 (1)

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (3)

A. S. Avtukh, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, “Efficient chromium-doped forsterite laser with gain switching,” Quantum Electron. 27, 129–131 (1997)[Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 24, 134–136 (1997)]; “Characteristics and kinetics of lasing with gain modulation in a chromium-doped forsterite crystal,” Opt. Spectrosc. 83, 451–456 (1997)[Opt. Spektrosk. 83, 483–488 (1997)].
[Crossref]

B. Chassagne, A. Ivanov, J. Oberle, G. Jonusauskas, C. Rulliere, “Experimental determination of the nonlinear refractive index in an operating Cr:forsterite femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 141, 69–74 (1997).
[Crossref]

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

A. Agnesi, S. Dell’Acqua, P. G. Gobbi, “All-solid-state gain-switched Cr4+:forsterite laser,” Opt. Commun. 127, 273–276 (1996).
[Crossref]

1995 (3)

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

S. G. Demos, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, “Up-converted luminescence and excited-state excitation spectroscopy of Cr4+ ions in forsterite,” Phys. Rev. B 52, 1544–1548 (1995).
[Crossref]

B. C. Stuart, S. Herman, M. D. Perry, “Chirped pulse amplification in Ti:sapphire beyond 1 µm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 528–538 (1995).
[Crossref]

1994 (2)

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

1991 (2)

1989 (1)

M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, “Chirped pulse amplification of 300 fs pulses in an alexandrite regenerative amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 61–66 (1989).
[Crossref]

1985 (1)

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56, 219–221 (1985);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]

Adhav, R. S.

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

Adhav, S. R.

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell’Acqua, P. G. Gobbi, “All-solid-state gain-switched Cr4+:forsterite laser,” Opt. Commun. 127, 273–276 (1996).
[Crossref]

Alfano, A.

Alfano, R. R.

S. G. Demos, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, “Up-converted luminescence and excited-state excitation spectroscopy of Cr4+ ions in forsterite,” Phys. Rev. B 52, 1544–1548 (1995).
[Crossref]

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. Delgano, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.1996), p. 127;J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1692–1694 (1998).

Avtukh, A. S.

A. S. Avtukh, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, “Efficient chromium-doped forsterite laser with gain switching,” Quantum Electron. 27, 129–131 (1997)[Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 24, 134–136 (1997)]; “Characteristics and kinetics of lasing with gain modulation in a chromium-doped forsterite crystal,” Opt. Spectrosc. 83, 451–456 (1997)[Opt. Spektrosk. 83, 483–488 (1997)].
[Crossref]

Bado, P.

M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, “Chirped pulse amplification of 300 fs pulses in an alexandrite regenerative amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 61–66 (1989).
[Crossref]

Barty, C. P. J.

Chassagne, B.

B. Chassagne, A. Ivanov, J. Oberle, G. Jonusauskas, C. Rulliere, “Experimental determination of the nonlinear refractive index in an operating Cr:forsterite femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 141, 69–74 (1997).
[Crossref]

Danger, T.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

Danielius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

Delgano, A.

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. Delgano, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.1996), p. 127;J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1692–1694 (1998).

Dell’Acqua, S.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell’Acqua, P. G. Gobbi, “All-solid-state gain-switched Cr4+:forsterite laser,” Opt. Commun. 127, 273–276 (1996).
[Crossref]

Demos, S. G.

S. G. Demos, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, “Up-converted luminescence and excited-state excitation spectroscopy of Cr4+ ions in forsterite,” Phys. Rev. B 52, 1544–1548 (1995).
[Crossref]

Ditmire, T.

Evans, J. M.

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. Delgano, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.1996), p. 127;J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1692–1694 (1998).

Fu, Q.

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. Delgano, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.1996), p. 127;J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1692–1694 (1998).

Gobbi, P. G.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell’Acqua, P. G. Gobbi, “All-solid-state gain-switched Cr4+:forsterite laser,” Opt. Commun. 127, 273–276 (1996).
[Crossref]

Goodno, G. D.

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

Guo, Z.

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

Harter, D.

Harter, D. J.

M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, “Chirped pulse amplification of 300 fs pulses in an alexandrite regenerative amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 61–66 (1989).
[Crossref]

Harting, S.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

Herman, S.

B. C. Stuart, S. Herman, M. D. Perry, “Chirped pulse amplification in Ti:sapphire beyond 1 µm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 528–538 (1995).
[Crossref]

Huber, G.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

Itatani, T.

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

Ivanov, A.

B. Chassagne, A. Ivanov, J. Oberle, G. Jonusauskas, C. Rulliere, “Experimental determination of the nonlinear refractive index in an operating Cr:forsterite femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 141, 69–74 (1997).
[Crossref]

Jonusauskas, G.

B. Chassagne, A. Ivanov, J. Oberle, G. Jonusauskas, C. Rulliere, “Experimental determination of the nonlinear refractive index in an operating Cr:forsterite femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 141, 69–74 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kück, S.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kuleshov, N. V.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

Lemoff, B. E.

Magni, V.

Mikhailov, V. P.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

A. S. Avtukh, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, “Efficient chromium-doped forsterite laser with gain switching,” Quantum Electron. 27, 129–131 (1997)[Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 24, 134–136 (1997)]; “Characteristics and kinetics of lasing with gain modulation in a chromium-doped forsterite crystal,” Opt. Spectrosc. 83, 451–456 (1997)[Opt. Spektrosk. 83, 483–488 (1997)].
[Crossref]

Miller, I. J.

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

Miller, R. J. D.

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

Mirtchev, T.

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

Montgomery, J. W.

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

Mourou, G.

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, “100-fs pulse generation and amplification in Ti:Al2O3,” Opt. Lett. 16, 324–326 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, “Chirped pulse amplification of 300 fs pulses in an alexandrite regenerative amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 61–66 (1989).
[Crossref]

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56, 219–221 (1985);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]

Nakagawa, T.

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

Nisoli, M.

Noack, F.

N. Zhavoronkov, V. Petrov, F. Noack, “Powerful and tunable operation of a 1–2-kHz repetition rate gain-switched Cr:forsterite laser and its frequency doubling,” Appl. Opt. 38, 3285–3293 (1999).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

Oberle, J.

B. Chassagne, A. Ivanov, J. Oberle, G. Jonusauskas, C. Rulliere, “Experimental determination of the nonlinear refractive index in an operating Cr:forsterite femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 141, 69–74 (1997).
[Crossref]

Patterson, F. G.

Perry, M. D.

Pessot, M.

M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, “Chirped pulse amplification of 300 fs pulses in an alexandrite regenerative amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 61–66 (1989).
[Crossref]

Petermann, K.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

Petricevic, V.

S. G. Demos, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, “Up-converted luminescence and excited-state excitation spectroscopy of Cr4+ ions in forsterite,” Phys. Rev. B 52, 1544–1548 (1995).
[Crossref]

V. Petricevic, A. Seas, A. Alfano, “Slope efficiency measurement of a chromium-doped forsterite laser,” Opt. Lett. 16, 811–813 (1991).
[Crossref]

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. Delgano, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.1996), p. 127;J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, Q. Fu, “Kilohertz Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1692–1694 (1998).

Petrov, V.

N. Zhavoronkov, V. Petrov, F. Noack, “Powerful and tunable operation of a 1–2-kHz repetition rate gain-switched Cr:forsterite laser and its frequency doubling,” Appl. Opt. 38, 3285–3293 (1999).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

Piskarskas, A.

Rulliere, C.

B. Chassagne, A. Ivanov, J. Oberle, G. Jonusauskas, C. Rulliere, “Experimental determination of the nonlinear refractive index in an operating Cr:forsterite femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 141, 69–74 (1997).
[Crossref]

Salin, F.

Seas, A.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Harting, T. Danger, S. Kück, K. Petermann, G. Huber, “Excited-state absorption and stimulated emission measurements in Cr4+:forsterite,” J. Lumin. 75, 319–325 (1997).
[Crossref]

Shcheslavskiy, V.

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

Squier, J.

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, “100-fs pulse generation and amplification in Ti:Al2O3,” Opt. Lett. 16, 324–326 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, “Chirped pulse amplification of 300 fs pulses in an alexandrite regenerative amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 61–66 (1989).
[Crossref]

Strickland, D.

M. D. Perry, D. Strickland, T. Ditmire, F. G. Patterson, “Cr:LiSrAlF6 regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 17, 604–606 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56, 219–221 (1985);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]

Stuard, B. C.

Stuart, B. C.

B. C. Stuart, S. Herman, M. D. Perry, “Chirped pulse amplification in Ti:sapphire beyond 1 µm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 528–538 (1995).
[Crossref]

Sugaya, T.

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

Svelto, O.

Valiulis, G.

Varanavicius, A.

Zhavoronkov, N.

Zhavoronkov, N. I.

A. S. Avtukh, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, “Efficient chromium-doped forsterite laser with gain switching,” Quantum Electron. 27, 129–131 (1997)[Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 24, 134–136 (1997)]; “Characteristics and kinetics of lasing with gain modulation in a chromium-doped forsterite crystal,” Opt. Spectrosc. 83, 451–456 (1997)[Opt. Spektrosk. 83, 483–488 (1997)].
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, R. S. Adhav, “Investigation of β-BaB2O4 as a Q-switch for high power applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575–1577 (1995).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (1)

V. Petrov, V. Shcheslavskiy, T. Mirtchev, F. Noack, T. Itatani, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, “High-power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 559–561 (1998).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, “Chirped pulse amplification of 300 fs pulses in an alexandrite regenerative amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 61–66 (1989).
[Crossref]

B. C. Stuart, S. Herman, M. D. Perry, “Chirped pulse amplification in Ti:sapphire beyond 1 µm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 528–538 (1995).
[Crossref]

J. Lumin. (1)

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for Cr:forsterite CPA: M1, 25-cm radius-of-curvature mirror; M2, 50-cm radius-of-curvature mirror highly transmitting (>90%) near 1.064 µm; M3, flat high reflector; M4, M5, M7, Au-coated flat reflectors; M6, Au-coated parabolic mirror with 30-in. (76.2-cm) focal length; L1, focusing lens (250-mm focal length); L2, mode-matching lens with a 1.3-m focal length; Cr:F, Brewster-cut Cr:forsterite crystal; P, dielectric beam-splitting cubes used as polarizers; TFP, T P -biased broadband thin-film polarizer; FR, two-stage terbium gallium garnet Faraday rotator; W1–W3, half-wave plates; G’s, Au-coated holographic gratings blazed for 1.25 µm; PC, Pockels cell.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation function of the amplified pulse and its corresponding spectrum (inset). The deconvolved pulse duration is 135 fs with a sech2-pulse shape assumed as a best fit to the autocorrelation trace. The spectral width (16.2 nm) is narrower than that of the seed oscillator (24 nm), and the central wavelength is slightly shifted to 1248 nm.

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