Abstract

We have constructed a self-mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser that produces 100-fs pulses at 750 nm. These pulses are then amplified in a Ti:Al2O3 regenerative amplifier to the millijoule energy level. 105-fs, 10-GW pulses have been produced.

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1988 (2)

W. H. Knox, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 388, (1988).
[CrossRef]

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

1987 (2)

1986 (1)

J. A. Valdmanis, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 112 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (2)

E. Brookner, Sci. Am. 252, 2 (1985).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

A. Migus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 101 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

R. L. Fork, B. I. Green, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

J. E. Murray, W. H. Lowdermilk, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3548 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

J. Jansky, G. Corradi, R. N. Guyzalian, Opt. Commun. 23, 293 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1974 (1)

P. A. Belanger, J. Boivin, Can. J. Phys. 30, 47 (1974).

1969 (1)

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

Bado, P.

G. Vaillancourt, T. B. Norris, J. S. Coe, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, Opt. Lett. 15, 317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

Belanger, P. A.

P. A. Belanger, J. Boivin, Can. J. Phys. 30, 47 (1974).

Boivin, J.

P. A. Belanger, J. Boivin, Can. J. Phys. 30, 47 (1974).

Brookner, E.

E. Brookner, Sci. Am. 252, 2 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Brun, A.

Coe, J. S.

Coe, S.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

Corradi, G.

J. Jansky, G. Corradi, R. N. Guyzalian, Opt. Commun. 23, 293 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Ferray, M.

C. Sauteret, D. Husson, S. Seznec, G. Thiell, G. Mainfray, L. A. Lompre, M. Ferray, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JMA2.

Fork, R. L.

J. A. Valdmanis, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 112 (1986).
[CrossRef]

A. Migus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 101 (1982).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Fork, B. I. Green, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Fujimoto, J. G.

Georges, P.

Green, B. I.

R. L. Fork, B. I. Green, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Guyzalian, R. N.

J. Jansky, G. Corradi, R. N. Guyzalian, Opt. Commun. 23, 293 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Harter, D.

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

M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. Mourou, D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 14, 797 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Harter, D. J.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squier, W. R. Rapoport, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD6.

Husson, D.

C. Sauteret, D. Husson, S. Seznec, G. Thiell, G. Mainfray, L. A. Lompre, M. Ferray, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JMA2.

Ippen, E. P.

A. Migus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 101 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Jansky, J.

J. Jansky, G. Corradi, R. N. Guyzalian, Opt. Commun. 23, 293 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Kean, P. N.

D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP10.

Knox, W. H.

W. H. Knox, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 388, (1988).
[CrossRef]

LaGasse, M. J.

Lompre, L. A.

C. Sauteret, D. Husson, S. Seznec, G. Thiell, G. Mainfray, L. A. Lompre, M. Ferray, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JMA2.

Lowdermilk, W. H.

J. E. Murray, W. H. Lowdermilk, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3548 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Maine, P.

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

Mainfray, G.

C. Sauteret, D. Husson, S. Seznec, G. Thiell, G. Mainfray, L. A. Lompre, M. Ferray, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JMA2.

Martinez, O.

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

Migus, A.

A. Migus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 101 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Montoya, O.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squier, W. R. Rapoport, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD6.

Mourou, G.

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

M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. Mourou, D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 14, 797 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

Mourou, G. A.

Murray, J. E.

J. E. Murray, W. H. Lowdermilk, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3548 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Norris, T. B.

Pessot, M.

M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. Mourou, D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 14, 797 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

Rapoport, W. R.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squier, W. R. Rapoport, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD6.

Roger, G.

Rouyer, C.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

Salin, F.

F. Salin, P. Georges, G. Roger, A. Brun, Appl. Opt. 26, 4528 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

Sauteret, C.

C. Sauteret, D. Husson, S. Seznec, G. Thiell, G. Mainfray, L. A. Lompre, M. Ferray, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JMA2.

Schoenlein, R. W.

Schulz, P. A.

Seznec, S.

C. Sauteret, D. Husson, S. Seznec, G. Thiell, G. Mainfray, L. A. Lompre, M. Ferray, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JMA2.

Shank, C. V.

A. Migus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 101 (1982).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Fork, B. I. Green, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP10.

Spence, D. E.

D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP10.

Squier, J.

M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. Mourou, D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 14, 797 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squier, W. R. Rapoport, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD6.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

Strickland, D.

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

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

Thiell, G.

C. Sauteret, D. Husson, S. Seznec, G. Thiell, G. Mainfray, L. A. Lompre, M. Ferray, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JMA2.

Treacy, E.

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

Vaillancourt, G.

Valdmanis, J. A.

J. A. Valdmanis, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 112 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. L. Fork, B. I. Green, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Can. J. Phys. (1)

P. A. Belanger, J. Boivin, Can. J. Phys. 30, 47 (1974).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (7)

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

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

J. A. Valdmanis, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 112 (1986).
[CrossRef]

A. Migus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 101 (1982).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Knox, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 388, (1988).
[CrossRef]

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

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

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. E. Murray, W. H. Lowdermilk, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3548 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

J. Jansky, G. Corradi, R. N. Guyzalian, Opt. Commun. 23, 293 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Sci. Am. (1)

E. Brookner, Sci. Am. 252, 2 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

C. Sauteret, D. Husson, S. Seznec, G. Thiell, G. Mainfray, L. A. Lompre, M. Ferray, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JMA2.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squier, W. R. Rapoport, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD6.

D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP10.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup showing the oscillator, stretcher, regenerative amplifier, and compressor (the pump lasers are not shown).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Autocorrelation function and (b) spectrum of the pulses produced by the oscillator. The pulse duration is 70 fs (assuming a sech2 shape), and the spectrum is 10 nm wide (FWHM).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Logarithm of the autocorrelation function of the pulses produced by the oscillator.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum of the amplified pulse. The spectrum width is 8 nm (FWHM).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Single-shot autocorrelation trace of the 1.1-mJ pulse. The pulse duration is 105 fs, assuming a sech2 shape.

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