Abstract

Transform-limited, 18-fs pulses of 4.4-TW peak power are produced in a Ti:sapphire-based chirped-pulsed amplification system at a repetition rate of 50 Hz. Regenerative pulse shaping is used to control gain narrowing during amplification, and an optimized, quintic-phase-limited dispersion compensation scheme is used to control higher-order phase distortions over a bandwidth of ~100 nm. Seed pulses are temporally stretched >100, 000 times before amplification.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Migus, A.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Tien, A.-C.

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Wilson, K. R.

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Yamakawa, K.

Young, J. F.

Zhou, J.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (8)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J. D. Kmetec, C. L. Gordon, J. J. Macklin, B. E. Lemoff, G. S. Brown, S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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R. W. Falcone, M. M. Murnane, in Short Wavelength Coherent Radiation: Generation and Applications, D. T. Attwood, J. Bokor, eds., AIP Conf. Proc.147, 81 (1986).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Measured oscillator spectrum before (dashed curve) and after (solid curve) the stretcher. Note that the spectrum is clipped in the stretcher on the shortwavelength side.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated relative pulse delay after compression, based on a three-dimensional ray tracing model in conjunction with a multivariable optimization routing.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured amplified spectrum. Inset: transform- limited pulse shape corresponding to this spectrum (FWHM 18 fs).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured and calculated autocorrelation. The solid curve is the calculated, transform-limited autocorrelation based on the measured, amplified spectrum after the compressor. The circles represent the measured autocorrelation.

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I out ( ω ) = I in ( ω ) G ( ω ) n T ( ω ) n ,

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