Abstract

We have developed a Ti:sapphire amplifier system capable of producing pulses of 1 mJ, with 20–22-fs pulse duration, at a 1-kHz repetition rate. The amplifier has a unique design consisting of a three-mirror multipass ring configuration with a highly doped Ti:sapphire crystal as the gain medium. Pulses of 15-fs duration from a Ti:sapphire oscillator are temporally stretched and injected into the amplifier, which is an eight-pass system with a total gain of 106. The amplifier is more than 10% efficient, and the shot-to-shot energy fluctuation of the output is less than 2%. The output beam focuses to 1.8 times the diffraction limit.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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Mourou, G.

Murnane, M. M.

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Schmidt, A. J.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a laser system based on high-repetition- rate multipass amplification.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Unamplified input and amplified output spectra of the multipass amplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation trace and best fit to a sech2 pulse shape of a 1.0-mJ pulse train. The trace corresponds to a pulse with a full width at half-maximum pulse width of 21 fs.

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