Abstract

A near-diffraction-limited transform-limited multiterawatt laser system that produces ∼30-fs 125-mJ 800-nm pulses at a repetition rate of 10 Hz has been constructed. Methods for the control of femtosecond time-scale phase and amplitude distortions have been developed and implemented.

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1994 (1)

1993 (9)

1992 (6)

1991 (4)

1988 (2)

1985 (1)

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

Allais, I.

Asaki, M. T.

Bado, P.

Barty, C P. J.

Barty, C. P. J

Barty, C. P. J.

Beaud, P.

Beaudoin, Y.

Blair, R. J.

Bor, Z.

Z. Bor, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1907 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Brabec, T.

Brown, G. S.

J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, J. J. Macklin, B. E. Lemoff, G. S. Brown, S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chai, B. H. T.

Chien, C. Y.

Coe, J. S.

Curley, P. F.

Ditmire, T.

Falcone, R. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gonzales, R.

Gordon, C. L.

C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1861, 6 (1993).

J. J. Macklin, J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 766 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, J. J. Macklin, B. E. Lemoff, G. S. Brown, S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gordon, S.

Grarvey, D.

Hamster, H.

Harris, S. E.

B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J Barty, S. E. Harris, Opt. Lett. 19, 569 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, J. J. Macklin, B. E. Lemoff, G. S. Brown, S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Haus, H. A.

Heritage, J. P.

Huang, C.-P.

Hunter, J. R.

Jacobson, A. G.

Jacobson, J. M.

Kane, S.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kato, Y.

Kirschner, E. M.

Kmetec, J. D.

J. J. Macklin, J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 766 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, J. J. Macklin, B. E. Lemoff, G. S. Brown, S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Kmetec, J. J. Macklin, J. F. Young, Opt. Lett. 16, 1001 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Korn, G.

Krausz, F.

Lemoff, B. E.

B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J Barty, S. E. Harris, Opt. Lett. 19, 569 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 18, 1651 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1861, 6 (1993).

J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, J. J. Macklin, B. E. Lemoff, G. S. Brown, S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. E. Lemoff, C P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 17, 1367 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Macklin, J. J.

J. J. Macklin, J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 766 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, J. J. Macklin, B. E. Lemoff, G. S. Brown, S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Kmetec, J. J. Macklin, J. F. Young, Opt. Lett. 16, 1001 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mazataud, É.

Miesak, E. J.

Migus, A.

Mourou, G.

Murnane, M. M.

Naganuma, K.

Nathel, H.

Patterson, F. G.

Perry, M. D.

Pierre, A.

Proctor, B.

Richardson, M.

Rouyer, C.

Rudd, J. V.

Sauteret, C.

Schmidt, A. J.

Seznec, S.

Shiraga, H.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1268, (1993).

Spielmann, C.

Squier, J.

Strickland, D.

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

Sullivan, A.

Tapié, J. L.

Van Woerkom, L.

Weiner, A. M.

White, W.

White, W. E.

Wintner, E.

Wise, F.

Yamakawa, K.

Young, J. F.

Zhou, J.

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

Z. Bor, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1907 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (16)

J. D. Kmetec, J. J. Macklin, J. F. Young, Opt. Lett. 16, 1001 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Sullivan, H. Hamster, H. C. Kapteyn, S. Gordon, W. White, H. Nathel, R. J. Blair, R. W. Falcone, Opt. Lett. 16, 1406 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Y. Beaudoin, C. Y. Chien, J. S. Coe, J. L. Tapié, G. Mourou, Opt. Lett. 17, 865 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

F. G. Patterson, R. Gonzales, M. D. Perry, Opt. Lett. 16, 1107 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Rouyer, É. Mazataud, I. Allais, A. Pierre, S. Seznec, C. Sauteret, G. Mourou, A. Migus, Opt. Lett. 18, 214 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Beaud, M. Richardson, E. J. Miesak, B. H. T. Chai, Opt. Lett. 18, 1550 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J Barty, S. E. Harris, Opt. Lett. 19, 569 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. F. Curley, C. Spielmann, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 18, 54 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. T. Asaki, C.-P. Huang, D. Grarvey, J. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 18, 977 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Proctor, F. Wise, Opt. Lett. 17, 1295 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. E. Lemoff, C P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 17, 1367 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Jacobson, K. Naganuma, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, A. G. Jacobson, Opt. Lett. 17, 1608 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

We note that ultrashort-pulse CPA has been recently demonstrated at the subterawatt level. SeeJ. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, P. Bado, Opt. Lett. 18, 2044 (1993);J. Zhou, C.-P. Huang, C. Shi, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 19, 126 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 18, 1651 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, J. J. Macklin, B. E. Lemoff, G. S. Brown, S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. J. Macklin, J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 766 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (2)

A. E. Siegman, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1268, (1993).

C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1861, 6 (1993).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Laser system schematic.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Amplified pulse spectra with (a) no spectral filtering, (b) transmission grating masks, (c) circular card masks.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Single-shot autocorrelations of amplified pulses with (a) no spectral filtering, (b) transmission grating masks, and (c) circular card masks. Superimposed on each measured trace is the calculated autocorrelation of the transform-limited pulse as calculated from the measured spectrum.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Longitudinal dependence of beam waist: (a) horizontal, (b) vertical. Solid curves are parabolic fits to the square of the beam waists.

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