Abstract

We report a simple and robust Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier without prepulse stretching. Pulse stretching by positive group-velocity dispersion and negative third-order dispersion are provided by highly dispersive flint glass prisms inside the regenerative amplifier cavity. Using a single-grating compressor, we obtain transform-limited 60-fs Gaussian pulses at up to a 5-kHz repetition rate with energy of 50 μJ/pulse.

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Bado, P.

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Barty, C. P. J.

Beaud, P.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y.-F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, Opt. Commun. 95, 46 (1993).
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Becker, P. C.

C. H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 13, 123 (1988).
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R. L. Fork, C. H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 12, 484 (1987).
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Brabec, T.

Brito Cruz, C. H.

C. H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 13, 123 (1988).
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R. L. Fork, C. H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 12, 484 (1987).
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Chai, B. H. T.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y.-F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, Opt. Commun. 95, 46 (1993).
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Chen, Y.-F.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y.-F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, Opt. Commun. 95, 46 (1993).
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Curley, P. F.

de Boeij, E. P.

Fleming, G. R.

T. Joo, Y. Jia, G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. (to be published).

Fork, R. L.

C. H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 13, 123 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, C. H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 12, 484 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Fujimoto, J. G.

Garvey, D.

Harter, D.

Hochstrasser, R. M.

Huang, C. P.

Huang, C.-P.

Jia, Y.

T. Joo, Y. Jia, G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. (to be published).

Joo, T.

T. Joo, Y. Jia, G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. (to be published).

Kane, S.

J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, P. Bado, Opt. Lett.18, 2044 (1993); C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).
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Kapteyn, H. C.

Korn, G.

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Krausz, F.

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

Miesak, E.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y.-F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, Opt. Commun. 95, 46 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 16, 324 (1991); F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985); P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, P. Bado, Opt. Lett.18, 2044 (1993); C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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Reid, G. D.

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P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y.-F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, Opt. Commun. 95, 46 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rudd, J. V.

J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, P. Bado, Opt. Lett.18, 2044 (1993); C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Salin, F.

Schmidt, A. J.

Shank, C. V.

C. H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 13, 123 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, C. H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 12, 484 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Shi, C.

Spielmann, Ch.

Squier, J.

J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 16, 324 (1991); F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, P. Bado, Opt. Lett.18, 2044 (1993); C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stingl, A.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985); P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Szipöcs, R.

Treary, E. B.

E. B. Treary, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969).

Ulman, M.

Wiersma, D. A.

Wintner, E.

Wise, F.

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

Wynne, K.

Zhou, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

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

E. B. Treary, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969).

Opt. Commun.

P. Beaud, E. Miesak, Y.-F. Chen, B. H. T. Chai, M. C. Richardson, Opt. Commun. 95, 46 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985); P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

T. Joo, Y. Jia, G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. (to be published).

J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, P. Bado, Opt. Lett.18, 2044 (1993); C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the regenerative amplifier. RR, Ag-coated retroreflector; PBC, polarizing beam-splitter cube; FR, Faraday rotator; TFP, thin-film polarizer; A, 2-mm diameter aperture; PC, Pockels cell; L, 40-cm focal-length lens; CM’s, 50-cm radius-of-curvature mirrors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation of the amplified pulse. The solid curve is a fit assuming 60-fs Gaussian pulse envelope function.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse envelope (top) and its autocorrelation (bottom) for a 20-nm FWHM Gaussian with residual quartic phase. Solid curve, no chirp; dashed curve, quartic phase of −8 × 106 fs4; dotted curve, quartic phase of −2 × 106 fs4.

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