Abstract

A simple four-pass Ti:sapphire amplifier is seeded by sub-10-fs pulses generated from a mirror-dispersion-controlled Ti:sapphire laser. Pulses of 17–18-fs duration with energies up to 50 and 100 μJ have been produced at repetition rates of 2 and 1 kHz, respectively. Because of the absence of a pulse stretcher, this performance is achieved from an extremely compact system.

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Brabec, T.

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Curley, P. F.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1100 (1994).
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Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992); B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 17, 1367 (1992); P. F. Curley, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 18, 54 (1993); B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993); M. Asaki, C. Huang, D. Garvey, J. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 18, 977 (1993).
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Ferencz, K.

Fleming, G. R.

Fork, R. L.

Franco, M.

G. Boyer, M. Franco, J. P. Chambaret, A. Migus, A. Antonetti, P. Georges, F. Salin, A. Brun, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 823 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

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Gordon, C. L.

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Knox, W. H.

Korn, G.

Krausz, F.

A. Stingl, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 20, 602 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1100 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Stingl, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 19, 204 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Szipöocs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 19, 201 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992); B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 17, 1367 (1992); P. F. Curley, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 18, 54 (1993); B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993); M. Asaki, C. Huang, D. Garvey, J. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 18, 977 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ch. Spielmann, M. Lenzner, F. Krausz, R. Szipöocs, “Compact, high-throughput expansion–compression scheme for chirped-pulse amplification in the 10-fs range,” submitted toOpt. Lett.
[PubMed]

Lemoff, B. E.

Lenzner, M.

A. Stingl, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 20, 602 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ch. Spielmann, M. Lenzner, F. Krausz, R. Szipöocs, “Compact, high-throughput expansion–compression scheme for chirped-pulse amplification in the 10-fs range,” submitted toOpt. Lett.
[PubMed]

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R. Wynands, F. Diedrich, D. Meschede, H. R. Telle, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 5586 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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G. Boyer, M. Franco, J. P. Chambaret, A. Migus, A. Antonetti, P. Georges, F. Salin, A. Brun, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 823 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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Murnane, M. M.

Reid, G. D.

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Salin, F.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Boyer, M. Franco, J. P. Chambaret, A. Migus, A. Antonetti, P. Georges, F. Salin, A. Brun, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 823 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

Sibbett, W.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, Ch.

A. Stingl, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 20, 602 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1100 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Stingl, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 19, 204 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Szipöocs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 19, 201 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992); B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 17, 1367 (1992); P. F. Curley, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 18, 54 (1993); B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993); M. Asaki, C. Huang, D. Garvey, J. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 18, 977 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ch. Spielmann, M. Lenzner, F. Krausz, R. Szipöocs, “Compact, high-throughput expansion–compression scheme for chirped-pulse amplification in the 10-fs range,” submitted toOpt. Lett.
[PubMed]

Squier, J.

Stingl, A.

Strickland, D.

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

Szipöcs, R.

Szipöocs, R.

R. Szipöocs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 19, 201 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ch. Spielmann, M. Lenzner, F. Krausz, R. Szipöocs, “Compact, high-throughput expansion–compression scheme for chirped-pulse amplification in the 10-fs range,” submitted toOpt. Lett.
[PubMed]

Taft, G.

Telle, H. R.

R. Wynands, F. Diedrich, D. Meschede, H. R. Telle, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 5586 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Vaillancourt, G.

Wintner, E.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992); B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 17, 1367 (1992); P. F. Curley, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 18, 54 (1993); B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993); M. Asaki, C. Huang, D. Garvey, J. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 18, 977 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Wynands, R.

R. Wynands, F. Diedrich, D. Meschede, H. R. Telle, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 5586 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wynne, K.

Zhou, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. Boyer, M. Franco, J. P. Chambaret, A. Migus, A. Antonetti, P. Georges, F. Salin, A. Brun, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 823 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992); B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 17, 1367 (1992); P. F. Curley, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 18, 54 (1993); B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993); M. Asaki, C. Huang, D. Garvey, J. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 18, 977 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1100 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (13)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

R. Wynands, F. Diedrich, D. Meschede, H. R. Telle, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 5586 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

Ch. Spielmann, M. Lenzner, F. Krausz, R. Szipöocs, “Compact, high-throughput expansion–compression scheme for chirped-pulse amplification in the 10-fs range,” submitted toOpt. Lett.
[PubMed]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the confocal multipass amplifier. The radius of curvature of focusing mirrors M1 and M2 is 30 cm. PC, Pockels cell; Pol, Berek’s polarization compensator; FI, Faraday isolator including two polarizers; A, multiple aperture; M3, M4, collimating telescope; L, lens (f = 15 cm).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intensity and interferometric autocorrelation traces of the amplified pulses. A sech2 shape was assumed for determination of the pulse width. The signal-to-noise ratio of this interferometric autocorrelation is at the limit of what can be measured. The difficulties arise from the fact that resolution of the fringes requires a slow scan speed (<1 Hz).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the amplified pulses.

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