Abstract

A chirped-pulse amplification femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser operating at 1 KHz has been developed. The laser system consisted of a long-cavity femtosecond oscillator, a four-pass grating pulse stretcher, two multi-pass amplifiers and a double-pass grating pulse compressor. Thermal lensing at the amplifiers was reduced by cooling Ti:sapphire crystals using Peltier coolers. Gain narrowing and residual phase errors were compensated for by the use of an acousto-optic pulse shaper. The final laser output had an energy per pulse of 2.0 mJ and a pulse duration of 19.5 fs, reaching 0.1 TW at 1 KHz.

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2002 (3)

J. H. Sung, K. H. Hong, Y. H. Cha and C. H. Nam, “13-fs, 1-MW Ti:sapphire laser oscillator in a longcavity configuration,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 41, pp. L931-L934, 2002.
[CrossRef]

S. H. Lee, K. H. Jung, J. H. Sung, J. H. Hong, and C. H. Nam, “Adaptive quantum control of DCM fluorescence in the liquid phase,” J. Chem. Phys., vol. 117, no. 21, pp. 9858-9861, 2002.
[CrossRef]

K. Ohno, T. Tanabe, and F. Kannari, “Adaptive pulse shaping of phase and amplitude of an amplified femtosecond pulse laser by direct reference to frequencyresolved optical gating traces,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 2781-2790, 2002.
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

S. Backus, R. Bartels, S. Thompson, R. Dollinger, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, “High-efficiency, single-stage 7-kHz high-average-power ultrafast laser system,” Opt. Lett., vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 465-467, 2001.
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

F. Verluise, V. Laude, Z. Cheng, Ch. Spielmann, and P. Tournois, “Amplitude and phase control of Ultrafast pulses by use of an acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter : pulse compression and shaping,” Opt. Lett., vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 575-577, 2000.
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1998 (4)

R. Salin, C. L. Blanc, J. Squier, and C. Barty, “Thermal eigenmode amplifiers for diffraction-limited amplification of ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Lett., vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 718-720, 1998.
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[CrossRef]

C. G. Durfee, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Design and Implementation of a TW-class high-average power laser system,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 395-406, 1998.
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee, G. Mourou, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, "0.2- TW laser system at 1 kHz," Opt. Lett., vol. 22, no. 16, pp. 1256-1258, 1997
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

G. Cheriaux, P. Rousseau, F. Salin, J. Chambaret, B. Walker, and L. Dimauro, “Aberration-free stretcher design for ultrashort-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett., vol. 21, pp. 414-416, 1996.
[CrossRef]

1978 (1)

J. T. Hunt, J.A.Glaze,W. W. Simmons and P. A. Renard, “Suppression of self-focusing through low-pass spatial filtering and relay imaging,” Appl. Opt., vol. 17, no. 13, pp. 2053-2057, 1978.
[CrossRef]

Applied Optics (1)

J. T. Hunt, J.A.Glaze,W. W. Simmons and P. A. Renard, “Suppression of self-focusing through low-pass spatial filtering and relay imaging,” Appl. Opt., vol. 17, no. 13, pp. 2053-2057, 1978.
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

S. H. Lee, K. H. Jung, J. H. Sung, J. H. Hong, and C. H. Nam, “Adaptive quantum control of DCM fluorescence in the liquid phase,” J. Chem. Phys., vol. 117, no. 21, pp. 9858-9861, 2002.
[CrossRef]

JOSA B (2)

K. Ohno, T. Tanabe, and F. Kannari, “Adaptive pulse shaping of phase and amplitude of an amplified femtosecond pulse laser by direct reference to frequencyresolved optical gating traces,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 2781-2790, 2002.
[CrossRef]

F. Verluise, V. Laude, J. P. Huignard, and P. Tournois, “Arbitrary dispersion control of ultrashort optical pulses with acoustic waves,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 138-145, 2000.
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. H. Sung, K. H. Hong, Y. H. Cha and C. H. Nam, “13-fs, 1-MW Ti:sapphire laser oscillator in a longcavity configuration,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 41, pp. L931-L934, 2002.
[CrossRef]

Optics Letters (6)

F. Verluise, V. Laude, Z. Cheng, Ch. Spielmann, and P. Tournois, “Amplitude and phase control of Ultrafast pulses by use of an acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter : pulse compression and shaping,” Opt. Lett., vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 575-577, 2000.
[CrossRef]

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee, G. Mourou, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, "0.2- TW laser system at 1 kHz," Opt. Lett., vol. 22, no. 16, pp. 1256-1258, 1997
[CrossRef]

Y. Nabekawa, Y. Kuramoto, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of 0.66- TW pulses at 1 kHz by a Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett., vol. 23, no. 17, pp. 1384-1386, 1998
[CrossRef]

S. Backus, R. Bartels, S. Thompson, R. Dollinger, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, “High-efficiency, single-stage 7-kHz high-average-power ultrafast laser system,” Opt. Lett., vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 465-467, 2001.
[CrossRef]

G. Cheriaux, P. Rousseau, F. Salin, J. Chambaret, B. Walker, and L. Dimauro, “Aberration-free stretcher design for ultrashort-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett., vol. 21, pp. 414-416, 1996.
[CrossRef]

R. Salin, C. L. Blanc, J. Squier, and C. Barty, “Thermal eigenmode amplifiers for diffraction-limited amplification of ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Lett., vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 718-720, 1998.
[CrossRef]

Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of (2)

C. L. Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. A. Squier, C. P. J. Barty, and C. Spielmann, “Toward a terawattkilohertz repetition-rate laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 407-412, 1998.
[CrossRef]

C. G. Durfee, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Design and Implementation of a TW-class high-average power laser system,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 395-406, 1998.
[CrossRef]

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