Abstract

A novel aberration-free pulse stretcher design is presented. This system permits the stretching of a 30-fs pulse to 300 ps and recompression to a duration of 33 fs, limited by the spectral clipping.

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1995 (2)

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Chériaux, J. P. Chambaret, A. Antonetti, Opt. Commun. 120, 71 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, C. P. Huang, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 20, 64 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

C. P. J. Barty, C. L. Gordon, B. E. Lemoff, Opt. Lett. 19, 1942 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 18, 1651 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, Proc. SPIE 1861, 6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

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

1985 (1)

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

1983 (1)

A. Suzuki, Appl. Opt. 22, 3943, 3950 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1969 (1)

E. B. Treacy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Antonetti, A.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Chériaux, J. P. Chambaret, A. Antonetti, Opt. Commun. 120, 71 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Barty, C. P. J.

C. P. J. Barty, C. L. Gordon, B. E. Lemoff, Opt. Lett. 19, 1942 (1994).
[CrossRef]

B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 18, 1651 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, Proc. SPIE 1861, 6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J. P.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Chériaux, J. P. Chambaret, A. Antonetti, Opt. Commun. 120, 71 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chériaux, G.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Chériaux, J. P. Chambaret, A. Antonetti, Opt. Commun. 120, 71 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Curley, P. F.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Chériaux, J. P. Chambaret, A. Antonetti, Opt. Commun. 120, 71 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Darpentigny, G.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Chériaux, J. P. Chambaret, A. Antonetti, Opt. Commun. 120, 71 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, C. L.

C. P. J. Barty, C. L. Gordon, B. E. Lemoff, Opt. Lett. 19, 1942 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, Proc. SPIE 1861, 6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Huang, C. P.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Lemoff, B. E.

C. P. J. Barty, C. L. Gordon, B. E. Lemoff, Opt. Lett. 19, 1942 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, Proc. SPIE 1861, 6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. E. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 18, 1651 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Martinez, E. E.

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

Mourou, G.

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

Murnane, M. M.

Öffner, A.

A. Öffner, U.S. patent3,748,015 (1971).

Strickland, D.

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

Suzuki, A.

A. Suzuki, Appl. Opt. 22, 3943, 3950 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Treacy, E. B.

E. B. Treacy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J.

Appl. Opt. (1)

A. Suzuki, Appl. Opt. 22, 3943, 3950 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron (2)

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

E. B. Treacy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Chériaux, J. P. Chambaret, A. Antonetti, Opt. Commun. 120, 71 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

C. P. J. Barty, B. E. Lemoff, C. L. Gordon, Proc. SPIE 1861, 6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

A. Öffner, U.S. patent3,748,015 (1971).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Calculated contrast ratio defined as I(t = 0)/I (t = 3τFWHM) and output pulse duration (τFWHM) as a function of the bandpass for a 30-fs sech2 pulse.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup of the aberration-free stretcher. C is the center of curvature of both mirrors. Roof prism 2 is used to double pass the stretcher. ROC, radius of curvature.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated temporal pulse profile after stretching through a single grating conf iguration and recompression in a pair of similar gratings.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental autocorrelation (solid curve), on a logarithmic scale, of a stretched and recompressed pulse (FWHM 33 fs). The dotted curve is the calculated autocorrelation after propagation through the stretcher and the compressor (FWHM 33 fs). The initial pulse duration is 30 fs. The dynamic range is limited to 10−4 by the acquisition card used for the autocorrelation measurement.

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