Abstract

Chirped-pulse amplification is used to generate 2-mJ pulses of 106-fsec duration in an alexandrite amplifier. Compression of the optical pulse is achieved by using a sequence of intracavity prisms in conjunction with diffraction gratings. This allows for the compensation of both linear and quadratic contributions to the dispersion from the amplifier.

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[CrossRef]

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J. C. Walling, O. G. Peterson, H. P. Jenssen, R. C. Morris, E. W. O'Dell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 1302 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1978

R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
[CrossRef]

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E. B. Treacy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Bado, P.

M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-25, 61 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Beaud, P.

Becker, P. C.

Brito Cruz, C. H.

Brun, A.

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R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
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M. Pessot, P. Maine, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 62, 419 (1987).
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O'Dell, E. W.

J. C. Walling, O. G. Peterson, H. P. Jenssen, R. C. Morris, E. W. O'Dell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 1302 (1980).
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Pessot, M.

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M. Pessot, P. Maine, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 62, 419 (1987).
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J. C. Walling, O. G. Peterson, H. P. Jenssen, R. C. Morris, E. W. O'Dell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 1302 (1980).
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Salin, F.

Shank, C. V.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley Calif., 1986) p. 282.

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R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

Opt. Commun.

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

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

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Other

L. F. Mollenauer, J. C. White, eds., Tunable Lasers (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1987), p. 352.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley Calif., 1986) p. 282.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Self-phase-modulated spectrum from the fiber, (b) streak-camera image of the expanded pulse, and (c) numerical simulation of the expanded pulse.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum of (a) the injected pulse and (b) the amplified pulse for a detuning of <1 nm. The amplified pulse energy is 5 mJ.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Alexandrite regenerative amplifier with four Brewster prisms for cubic phase compensation. PD, photodiode; TFP's, thin-film polarizers; Ml, M2, high reflectors; PH, pinhole, FR, Faraday rotator and half-wave plate; PC, Pockels cell.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Single-shot autocorrelation of the compressed pulse. The FWHM is 106 fsec, assuming a sech2 pulse shape for deconvolution.

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