Abstract

A multipass optical parametric amplifier is pumped by a 250-kHz microjoule-level Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system. Tuning each pass of the amplifier to provide gain for slightly different spectral regions of a white-light continuum source produces broadband pulses that may be compressed to less than 30 fs.

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Arns, J. A.

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Kohler, B.

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Norris, T. B.

Patterson, F. G.

Perry, M. D.

Reed, M. K.

Rhee, J.-K.

Rothberg, L.

Rouyer, C.

Sauteret, C.

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Wilson, K. R.

Yakovlev, V. V.

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I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1564 (1986).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

OPA configuration. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum of a pulse from the two-pass setup. The spectra of the individual passes are also shown.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of a pulse from the three-pass setup. The spectra of the individual passes are also shown.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation (A.C.) trace of a pulse with the spectrum in Fig. 2. The theoretical trace is the calculated autocorrelation of a transform-limited pulse with the same spectrum.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Compressed pulse widths achieved at different wavelengths in the visible spectral region for the two- and three-pass systems.

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