Abstract

We use the grating–grating expansion–compression approach to extend the possibilities of chirped-pulse amplification. A 50-psec pulse is stretched to 1 nsec before being regeneratively amplified in Nd:glass. Subsequent compression to 1 psec allows for high-peak-power pulse generation with small nanosecond-type amplifiers.

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P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 398 (1988).
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1987 (6)

1986 (1)

I. P. Christov, I. V. Tomov, Opt. Commun. 58, 338 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

1981 (1)

1979 (1)

1973 (1)

J. Desbois, F. Gires, P. Tournois, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 213 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Bado, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 398 (1988).
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Becker, P. C.

Bloom, D. M.

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Bouvier, M.

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Brun, A.

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Gordon, J. P.

Grischkowsky, D.

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Knox, W. H.

Kolner, B. H.

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M. Pessot, P. Maine, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 62, 419 (1987).
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McMullen, J. D.

Mourou, G.

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D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
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Nakatsuka, H.

Pessot, M.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 398 (1988).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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I. P. Christov, I. V. Tomov, Opt. Commun. 58, 338 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 59 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Desbois, F. Gires, P. Tournois, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 213 (1973).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

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M. Pessot, P. Maine, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 62, 419 (1987).
[CrossRef]

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

I. P. Christov, I. V. Tomov, Opt. Commun. 58, 338 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

B. H. Kolner, D. M. Bloom, J. D. Kafka, T. M. Baer, in Ultrafast Phenomena IV, D. H. Auston, K. B. Eisenthal, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), pp. 19–22.
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Streak-camera trace of the chirped pulse generated by the 800-m fiber, showing a 150-psec duration FWHM.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Cw autocorrelation trace resulting from the compression of the 150-psec chirped pulse. Assuming a Gaussian profile, its duration is 0.7 psec FWHM.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Detailed schematic of the four-pass stretching stage. f, Focal length (1 m); L1 and L2, lenses; G1 and G2, gratings; P1 and P2, 90° prisms; A′–A and B′–B, vertical axes where beam touches gratings G1 and G2, respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Streak-camera trace of the pulse after the four-pass stretching stage showing a 1-nsec-duration FWHM (same scale as in Fig. 2).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Single-shot autocorrelation trace of compressed, amplified (1-mJ) pulse. Assuming a Gaussian profile, the pulse duration is 0.8 psec FWHM.

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