Abstract

We have developed a cw krypton-ion-laser-pumped Cr3+:LiSrAlF6 regenerative amplifier for femtosecond pulses operating at a 5-kHz repetition rate. After recompression, we obtained 3.6-μJ, 170-fs pulses at 825 nm. By focusing these pulses in a cell of water, we generated a white-light continuum.

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1991 (1)

1989 (1)

S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, H. Newkirk, Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).

1985 (1)

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

Baer, T.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keustead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PD8.

Balembois, F.

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 276.

Brun, A.

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 276.

Chai, B. H. T.

Chase, L.

S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, H. Newkirk, Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).

Ditmire, T.

Ferman, M. E.

French, P. M. W.

Georges, P.

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 276.

Haberl, F.

Hofer, M.

Kafka, J. D.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keustead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PD8.

Keustead, M. S.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keustead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PD8.

Kway, W.

S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, H. Newkirk, Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).

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Perry, M.

Rizvi, N. H.

Roach, D. J.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keustead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PD8.

Roger, G.

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 276.

Salin, F.

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 276.

Schaaf, H. W.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keustead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PD8.

Schmidt, A. J.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 385.

Smith, L.

S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, H. Newkirk, Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).

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Taylor, J. R.

Van Stryland, E. W.

Watts, M. L.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keustead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PD8.

Appl. Phys. (1)

S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, H. Newkirk, Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
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Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (3)

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 276.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keustead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PD8.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 385.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. Mirrors M2 and M3 have 100-mm radii of curvature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Evolution of the pulse energy during the amplification. The upper curve is the intracavity pulse energy evolution.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Amplified spectra compared with the oscillator spectrum for two different absorbed pump powers P.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse stability in the millisecond scale.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation trace. Crosses are experimental data, and the solid curve is a theoretical fit.

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