Abstract

40-fs pulses are stretched to 372 ps by an all-reflective-optics stretcher with 1200-line/mm holographic gratings and are then amplified to an energy of 0.7 mJ in a regenerative amplifier. After compression, 0.35-mJ, 55-fs transform-limited pulses are produced.

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J. Squier, G. Korn, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, Opt. Lett. 18, 625 (1993).
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J. V. Rudd, J. Squier, G. Korn, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

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Brun, A.

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Chambaret, J. P.

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Combs, R. L.

Curley, P. F.

Ditmire, T.

Du, D.

J. V. Rudd, J. Squier, G. Korn, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Falcone, R. W.

Franco, M. A.

P. Georges, J. P. Chambaret, F. Salin, G. R. Boyer, M. A. Franco, G. LeSaux, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), p. 15.
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

P. Georges, J. P. Chambaret, F. Salin, G. R. Boyer, M. A. Franco, G. LeSaux, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), p. 15.
[CrossRef]

Gordon, S.

Hamster, H.

Harter, D.

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper JMA7.

Huang, C.-P.

Hunter, J. R.

W. E. White, J. R. Hunter, L. Van Woerkom, T. Ditmire, M. D. Perry, Opt. Lett. 17, 1067 (1992); T. Ditmire, M. D. Perry, Opt. Lett. 18, 426 (1993).
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Kapteyn, H. C.

Kmetec, J. D.

Knox, W. H.

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

Korn, G.

J. Squier, G. Korn, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, Opt. Lett. 18, 625 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. V. Rudd, J. Squier, G. Korn, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Krausz, F.

Lemoff, B. E.

LeSaux, G.

P. Georges, J. P. Chambaret, F. Salin, G. R. Boyer, M. A. Franco, G. LeSaux, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), p. 15.
[CrossRef]

Macklin, J. J.

Maine, P.

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

Martinez, O. E.

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

Mourou, G.

J. Squier, G. Korn, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, Opt. Lett. 18, 625 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper JMA7.

J. V. Rudd, J. Squier, G. Korn, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Murnane, M. M.

Nathel, H.

Norris, T.

Patterson, F. G.

W. E. White, F. G. Patterson, R. L. Combs, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, Opt. Lett. 18, 1343 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. White, D. H. Reitze, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, J. D. Bonlie, J. R. Hunter, F. G. Patterson, D. L. Perressini, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CPD21.

Perressini, D. L.

W. E. White, D. H. Reitze, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, J. D. Bonlie, J. R. Hunter, F. G. Patterson, D. L. Perressini, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CPD21.

Perry, M. D.

Pessot, M.

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

Price, D. F.

W. E. White, F. G. Patterson, R. L. Combs, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, Opt. Lett. 18, 1343 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. White, D. H. Reitze, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, J. D. Bonlie, J. R. Hunter, F. G. Patterson, D. L. Perressini, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CPD21.

Proctor, B.

B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Reitze, D. H.

W. E. White, D. H. Reitze, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, J. D. Bonlie, J. R. Hunter, F. G. Patterson, D. L. Perressini, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CPD21.

Roger, G.

P. Georges, J. P. Chambaret, F. Salin, G. R. Boyer, M. A. Franco, G. LeSaux, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), p. 15.
[CrossRef]

Rudd, J. V.

J. V. Rudd, J. Squier, G. Korn, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Salin, F.

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper JMA7.

P. Georges, J. P. Chambaret, F. Salin, G. R. Boyer, M. A. Franco, G. LeSaux, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), p. 15.
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, A. J.

Shepherd, R. L.

W. E. White, F. G. Patterson, R. L. Combs, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, Opt. Lett. 18, 1343 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. White, D. H. Reitze, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, J. D. Bonlie, J. R. Hunter, F. G. Patterson, D. L. Perressini, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CPD21.

Spielmann, Ch.

Squier, J.

J. Squier, G. Korn, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, Opt. Lett. 18, 625 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper JMA7.

J. V. Rudd, J. Squier, G. Korn, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Strickland, D.

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

Sullivan, A.

Vaillancourt, G.

J. Squier, G. Korn, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, Opt. Lett. 18, 625 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. V. Rudd, J. Squier, G. Korn, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Van Woerkom, L.

White, W.

White, W. E.

W. E. White, F. G. Patterson, R. L. Combs, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, Opt. Lett. 18, 1343 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. White, J. R. Hunter, L. Van Woerkom, T. Ditmire, M. D. Perry, Opt. Lett. 17, 1067 (1992); T. Ditmire, M. D. Perry, Opt. Lett. 18, 426 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. White, D. H. Reitze, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, J. D. Bonlie, J. R. Hunter, F. G. Patterson, D. L. Perressini, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CPD21.

Wintner, W.

Wise, F.

B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Young, J. F.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

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

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

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

Opt. Lett. (11)

Other (4)

J. V. Rudd, J. Squier, G. Korn, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

W. E. White, D. H. Reitze, D. F. Price, R. L. Shepherd, J. D. Bonlie, J. R. Hunter, F. G. Patterson, D. L. Perressini, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CPD21.

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper JMA7.

P. Georges, J. P. Chambaret, F. Salin, G. R. Boyer, M. A. Franco, G. LeSaux, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), p. 15.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup showing the new stretcher design. The beam is displaced vertically in the stretcher and the compressor to avoid clipping. FR, Faraday rotator; TFP’s, thin-film polarizers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental results showing spectra of the oscillator, the noninjected Q-switched and cavity-dumped regenerative amplifier, and the injected amplifier from the system in Fig. 1. All spectra have been normalized. The numbers are the spectral FWHM’s.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation of the 350-μJ pulse (filled circles) and the calculated transform-limited autocorrelation (open circles) corresponding to the amplified spectrum. Both the data and the calculated pulse are fitted by a Gaussian pulse with a FWHM of 79 fs.

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