Abstract

We have developed a 1.5-TW Ti:sapphire/Nd:glass chirped-pulse amplification system. The laser produces 640-mJ, 400-fs pulses. By using a passive pulse cleaning stage a power contrast ratio of 106 has been obtained.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

B. Nikolaus, D. Grischkowsky, A. C. Blant, Opt. Lett. 8, 198 (1983).
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1982 (1)

1981 (1)

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1974 (1)

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Albrecht, G.

G. Albrecht, A. Antonetti, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 40, 59 (1981).
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Antonetti, A.

G. Albrecht, A. Antonetti, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 40, 59 (1981).
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Ashkin, A.

Augst, S.

Bado, P.

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Barty, C. P. J.

K. Yamakawa, C. P. J. Barty, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 288 (1991).
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K. Yamakawa, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 16, 1593 (1991).
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Blair, R. G.

Blant, A. C.

B. Nikolaus, D. Grischkowsky, A. C. Blant, Opt. Lett. 8, 198 (1983).
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Botineau, J.

Brun, A.

Chen, H.

Chuang, Y. H.

Coe, S.

F. Salin, C. Rouyer, J. Squier, S. Coe, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 84, 67 (1991).
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Falcone, R. W.

Gary, S.

Georges, P.

Gonzales, R.

Gordon, S.

Grischkowsky, D.

B. Nikolaus, D. Grischkowsky, A. C. Blant, Opt. Lett. 8, 198 (1983).
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Hamster, H.

Harter, D.

Heritage, J. P.

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Wiener, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 2 (1985).
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Husson, D.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kato, Y.

K. Yamakawa, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 16, 1593 (1991).
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Koger, G.

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[CrossRef]

Martinez, O. E.

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

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Migus, A.

Mourou, G.

Nathel, H.

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B. Nikolaus, D. Grischkowsky, A. C. Blant, Opt. Lett. 8, 198 (1983).
[CrossRef]

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Peatross, J.

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[CrossRef]

Pessot, M.

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

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G. J. Pert, S. A. Ramsden, Opt. Commun. 11, 270 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Rouyer, C.

F. Salin, C. Rouyer, J. Squier, S. Coe, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 84, 67 (1991).
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Salin, F.

Sauteret, C.

Seznec, S.

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K. Yamakawa, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 16, 1593 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Yamakawa, C. P. J. Barty, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 288 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Wiener, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 2 (1985).
[CrossRef]

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

Suckewer, S.

Sullivan, A.

Tapié, J. L.

Thiell, G.

Thurston, R. N.

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Wiener, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 2 (1985).
[CrossRef]

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J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Wiener, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 2 (1985).
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Uchida, S.

Weston, J.

White, W.

Wiener, A. M.

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Wiener, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 2 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Yamakawa, K.

K. Yamakawa, C. P. J. Barty, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 288 (1991).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 16, 1593 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Young, J. F.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Wiener, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 2 (1985).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

K. Yamakawa, C. P. J. Barty, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 288 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (3)

F. Salin, C. Rouyer, J. Squier, S. Coe, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 84, 67 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. Albrecht, A. Antonetti, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 40, 59 (1981).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Pert, S. A. Ramsden, Opt. Commun. 11, 270 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (11)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the oscillator, the fiber–grating compressor, the pulse cleaner, and the stretcher.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the amplifier chain.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the short pulse after amplification and single-shot autocorrelation of the fully amplified pulse. The autocorrelation width is 560 fs, which gives a pulse duration of 400 fs (assuming a Gaussian pulse shape).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Third-order correlation of the regenerative amplifier. The two peaks at ±27 ps are measurement artifacts from reflections produced by the doubling crystal in the correlator.

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