Abstract

A 440-fsec, 0.1-pJ pulse from a dye laser is injected into a high-repetition-rate Ti:Al2O3 laser pumped by a copper-vapor laser to study the amplification and pulse broadening of femtosecond pulses in Ti: Al2O3. Gains of 2 × 107 are achieved with output pulse durations of 1.1 psec. After recompression with a grating pair to compensate dispersion broadening, pulses as short as 275 fsec are obtained.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 404 (1988).
[CrossRef]

P. Bado, M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. A. Mourou, D. J. Harter, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1167 (1988).
[CrossRef]

K. F. Wall, R. L. Aggarwal, R. E. Fahey, A. J. Strauss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1016 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

1986 (1)

1985 (1)

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 38 (1985).

1981 (1)

T. Y. Chang, Opt. Eng. 20, 220 (1981).

1980 (1)

1969 (1)

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Aggarwal, R. L.

K. F. Wall, R. L. Aggarwal, R. E. Fahey, A. J. Strauss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1016 (1988).
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P. Bado, M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. A. Mourou, D. J. Harter, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1167 (1988).
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Li Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 690 (1989).
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Coe, J. S.

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T. Sizer, I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 404 (1988).
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K. F. Wall, R. L. Aggarwal, R. E. Fahey, A. J. Strauss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1016 (1988).
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Harter, D. J.

P. Bado, M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. A. Mourou, D. J. Harter, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1167 (1988).
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D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squire, W. R. Rapoport, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD6.

Ho, P.-T.

Li Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 690 (1989).
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Kafka, J. D.

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 38 (1985).

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[CrossRef]

Lee, C. H.

Li Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 690 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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Montoya, O.

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Mourou, G. A.

P. Bado, M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. A. Mourou, D. J. Harter, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1167 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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P. A. Schulz, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TUK5.

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T. Sizer, I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 404 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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P. Bado, M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. A. Mourou, D. J. Harter, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1167 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Squire, J.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squire, W. R. Rapoport, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD6.

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[CrossRef]

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

Wall, K. F.

K. F. Wall, R. L. Aggarwal, R. E. Fahey, A. J. Strauss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1016 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Yan, Li

Li Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 690 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Li Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 690 (1989).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (5)

J. M. Eggleston, L. G. DeShazer, K. W. Kangas, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1009 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 404 (1988).
[CrossRef]

P. Bado, M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. A. Mourou, D. J. Harter, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1167 (1988).
[CrossRef]

K. F. Wall, R. L. Aggarwal, R. E. Fahey, A. J. Strauss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1016 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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

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

Opt. Eng. (1)

T. Y. Chang, Opt. Eng. 20, 220 (1981).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 38 (1985).

Other (3)

P. A. Schulz, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TUK5.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squire, W. R. Rapoport, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD6.

W. G. Driscoll, ed., Handbook of Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978), p. 7-101.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental apparatus. 440-fsec dye-laser pulses are injected into a Ti:Al2 laser that is pumped by a copper-vapor laser. The amplified output is compressed with a grating pair and subsequently autocorrelated. AOM, acousto-optic modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Fast-photodiode traces. (a) Free-running pulse of 50-nsec duration delayed by 240 nsec after the pump pulses. (b) Injection-seeded output showing a train of ultrashort pulses within a 50-nsec envelope. (c) Expanded view of seeded output showing a net round-trip gain of 1.4.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation traces. (a) Input pulse of 440-fsec duration. (b) Amplified pulse at the gain peak. (c) Compressed amplified pulse of 275-fsec duration.

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