Abstract

We demonstrate pulse stretching and compression in a high-repetition-rate chirped-pulse Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier, using high-efficiency holographic transmission gratings. A quantitative dispersion measurement technique is developed to characterize dispersion of the system to the third order. After recompression with third-order dispersion compensation, 3.1-μJ 85-fs, nearly transform-limited pulses are obtained.

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J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, A. Migus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2285 (1992).
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Alfano, R. R.

Bado, P.

Becker, P. C.

Brito Cruz, C. H.

Burkhardt, C. B.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burkhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), Chap. 9, pp. 246–250.

Chase, E. W.

J. P. Heritage, E. W. Chase, R. N. Thurston, M. Stern, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 74–75.

Chilla, J. L. A.

Collier, R. J.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burkhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), Chap. 9, pp. 246–250.

Combs, R. L.

Ferrante, R. A.

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J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, A. Migus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2285 (1992).
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Fujimoto, J. G.

Harter, D. J.

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Heritage, J. P.

J. P. Heritage, E. W. Chase, R. N. Thurston, M. Stern, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 74–75.

Ho, P.-P.

Huang, C.-P.

Ippen, E. P.

Joffre, M.

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Kane, D. J.

Kane, S.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Katz, A.

Korn, G.

Likforman, J.-P.

J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, A. Migus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2285 (1992).
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R. J. Collier, C. B. Burkhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), Chap. 9, pp. 246–250.

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Migus, A.

J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, A. Migus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2285 (1992).
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J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, P. Bado, Opt. Lett. 18, 2044 (1993).
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Paye, J.

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M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, in Tunable Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series, M. Shand, H. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), pp. 44–49.

Price, D. F.

Ramaswamy, M.

Rudd, J. V.

Shank, C. V.

Shepherd, R. L.

Shi, C.

Squier, J.

J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, P. Bado, Opt. Lett. 18, 2044 (1993).
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M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, in Tunable Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series, M. Shand, H. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), pp. 44–49.

Stern, M.

J. P. Heritage, E. W. Chase, R. N. Thurston, M. Stern, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 74–75.

Thurston, R. N.

J. P. Heritage, E. W. Chase, R. N. Thurston, M. Stern, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 74–75.

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Zhou, J.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, A. Migus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2285 (1992).
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Opt. Lett. (8)

Other (3)

J. P. Heritage, E. W. Chase, R. N. Thurston, M. Stern, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 74–75.

M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. Mourou, D. J. Harter, in Tunable Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series, M. Shand, H. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), pp. 44–49.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burkhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), Chap. 9, pp. 246–250.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Configuration of the transmission grating stretcher and compressor. The diffraction aberration of the transmission gratings is less than λ/5. The whole compressor setup was mounted on a single rotational stage to make angular adjustment easy. A schematic of the transmission grating structure is also shown. M1–M5, mirrors; G1–G3, gratings.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

STRUT experimental setup. A 1.5-nm-bandwidth reference beam is produced from the test pulse by use of a narrow slit in a zero-dispersion Martinez-type disperser. BBO, beta-barium metaborate.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Normalized STRUT signal of a SOD compensated pulse. The thick dashed curve is inserted to show the curvature. The inset shows group-delay dispersion extracted from the STRUT data.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation of an 85-fs recompressed pulse (solid curve) assuming sech2 pulse shape. The calculated autocorrelation (dashed curve) is shown for comparison. The inset shows the corresponding spectrum.

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E up ( τ , ω ) - d ω E r ( ω ) exp ( i ω τ ) E t ( ω - ω ) ,
E t ( ω ) = A t ( ω ) exp [ i ϕ ( ω ) ] ,
E up ( τ , ω ) A t ( ω ) exp [ i ϕ ( ω ) ] × - δ ω 2 δ ω 2 d ω exp { i ω [ τ - ( d ϕ d ω ) ω ] } ,
τ peak ( ω ) = ( d ϕ d ω ) ω ϕ ω + 1 2 ϕ ω 2 ,

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