Abstract

We have developed a femtosecond laser chain that generates 25-TW pulses of less than 35 fs at 10 Hz with focused intensities higher than 5 × 1019 W/cm2 and an average power of 8 W. This system is optimized for a broad transmission bandwidth and includes an aberration-free stretcher compressor.

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1996 (3)

1995 (2)

1994 (2)

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Brabec, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1100 (1994), and references therein.
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C. P. J. Barty, C. L. Gordon, B. E. Lemoff, Opt. Lett. 19, 1442 (1994).
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1993 (2)

1991 (2)

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D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
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Antonetti, A.

C. Le Blanc, G. Grillon, J. P. Chambaret, A. Migus, A. Antonetti, Opt. Lett. 18, 140 (1993), and references therein.
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C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Barty, C. P. J.

Blasco, F.

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Bogusch, C.

Brabec, F.

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

Brabec, T.

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

Brun, A.

Chambaret, J. P.

G. Chériaux, P. Rousseau, F. Salin, J. P. Chambaret, B. Walker, L. Dimauro, Opt. Lett. 6, 414 (1996).
[CrossRef]

C. Le Blanc, G. Grillon, J. P. Chambaret, A. Migus, A. Antonetti, Opt. Lett. 18, 140 (1993), and references therein.
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P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J. P. Chambaret, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CThI50.

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Cheriaux, G.

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J. P. Chambaret, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CThI50.

Chériaux, G.

Combs, R. L.

Cotton, C.

Curley, P.

C. Le Blanc, P. Curley, F. Salin, Opt. Commun. 131, 72 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Curley, P. F.

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

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J. P. Chambaret, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CThI50.

Darpentigny, G.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J. P. Chambaret, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CThI50.

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Dimauro, L.

Du, D.

Estable, F.

Georges, P.

Gordon, C. L.

Grangier, P.

Grillon, G.

C. Le Blanc, G. Grillon, J. P. Chambaret, A. Migus, A. Antonetti, Opt. Lett. 18, 140 (1993), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Huang, C. P.

Kane, S.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kmetec, J. D.

Korn, G.

Krausz, F.

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

Le Blanc, C.

C. Le Blanc, P. Curley, F. Salin, Opt. Commun. 131, 72 (1996).
[CrossRef]

C. Le Blanc, G. Grillon, J. P. Chambaret, A. Migus, A. Antonetti, Opt. Lett. 18, 140 (1993), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Lemoff, B. E.

Macklin, J. J.

Migus, A.

Mourou, G.

Murnane, M. M.

Mysyrowicz, A.

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Öffner, A.

A. Öffner, “Unit power imaging catoptric anastigmat,” U.S. patent3,748.015, July24, 1973.

Patterson, F. G.

Pellicer, J. C.

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Poizat, J. P.

Price, D. F.

Raksi, F.

Rose-Petruck, C.

Rousse, A.

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Rousseau, P.

Salin, F.

G. Chériaux, P. Rousseau, F. Salin, J. P. Chambaret, B. Walker, L. Dimauro, Opt. Lett. 6, 414 (1996).
[CrossRef]

C. Le Blanc, P. Curley, F. Salin, Opt. Commun. 131, 72 (1996).
[CrossRef]

P. Georges, F. Estable, F. Salin, J. P. Poizat, P. Grangier, A. Brun, Opt. Lett. 16, 144 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Shepherd, R. L.

Spielmann, Ch.

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

Squier, J.

Stenz, C.

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

Strickland, D.

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

Tien, A. C.

Walker, B.

White, W. E.

Wilson, K. R.

Yakovlev, V. V.

Yamakawa, K.

Young, J. F.

Zhou, J.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron (1)

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

C. Le Blanc, P. Curley, F. Salin, Opt. Commun. 131, 72 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (9)

Other (3)

C. Stenz, F. Blasco, J. C. Pellicer, A. Antonetti, J. P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, G. Grillon, C. Le Blanc, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Rousse, F. Salin, in Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 8 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper SaA4.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J. P. Chambaret, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CThI50.

A. Öffner, “Unit power imaging catoptric anastigmat,” U.S. patent3,748.015, July24, 1973.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the amplifier: PC, Pockels cell.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra normalized in intensity at different stages. (a) Oscillator spectrum and the spectrum after the eight-pass amplifier. (b) Spectra after the eight-pass and the five-pass amplifiers. (c) Spectra of the five-pass and the four-pass amplifiers compared with the ASE spectrum. (d) Comparison of the oscillator spectrum with the final spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured and calculated autocorrelation. The solid curve is the measured autocorrelation with the second-order slow scan autocorrelator. The comparison with the Fourier transform of the spectrum (dashed curve) shows that the pulse is near transform limited and the duration is 32 fs FWHM. (b) Measured autorcorrelation with a high dynamic third-order slow scan autocorrelator (solid curve). THG, third-harmonic generation.

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