Abstract

We have developed a 1-kHz repetition-rate Ti:sapphire laser system that can simultaneously generate high peak and average powers of 0.2  TW and 4  W, respectively. The laser system generates 4-mJ energy pulses with a 20-fs pulse width. We eliminated thermal lensing in the system by cooling the Ti:sapphire crystal to 125  K. The output 20-fs pulses were fully characterized by use of the new technique of transient-grating frequency-resolved optical gating. We demonstrate experimentally that the pulse duration at the output is limited only by fifth-order dispersion.

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J. Zhou, J. Peatross, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and I. P. Christov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 752 (1996).
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Fittinghoff, D.

Garvey, D.

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Kane, D. J.

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I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, J. Peatross, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and I. P. Christov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 752 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. P. Christov, J. P. Zhou, J. Peatross, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1743 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. P. Zhou, C. P. Huang, C. Shi, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 19, 126 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. T. Asaki, M. T. Asaki, C. P. Huang, D. Garvey, J. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 18, 977 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Chang, A. Rundquist, H. Wang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md., May 19–22, 1997.

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[CrossRef]

Krauz, F.

Lenzner, M.

Mourou, G.

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

Murnane, M. M.

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. P. Christov, J. P. Zhou, J. Peatross, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1743 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Zhou, J. Peatross, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and I. P. Christov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 752 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Backus, J. Peatross, C. P. Huang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 20, 2000 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

J. Zhou, G. Taft, C. P. Huang, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and I. Christov, Opt. Lett. 19, 1149 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. P. Zhou, C. P. Huang, C. Shi, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 19, 126 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. T. Asaki, M. T. Asaki, C. P. Huang, D. Garvey, J. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 18, 977 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, M. D. Rosen, and R. W. Falcone, Science 251, 531 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Chang, A. Rundquist, H. Wang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md., May 19–22, 1997.

Pazol, B.

Peatross, J.

J. Zhou, J. Peatross, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and I. P. Christov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 752 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. P. Christov, J. P. Zhou, J. Peatross, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1743 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Backus, J. Peatross, C. P. Huang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 20, 2000 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Reid, G. D.

Rosen, M. D.

M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, M. D. Rosen, and R. W. Falcone, Science 251, 531 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rundquist, A.

I. P. Christov, J. P. Zhou, J. Peatross, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1743 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Chang, A. Rundquist, H. Wang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md., May 19–22, 1997.

Schmidt, A.

Shi, C.

Spielmann, C.

Strickland, D.

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

Sweetser, J.

Taft, G.

Trebino, R.

Wang, H.

Z. Chang, A. Rundquist, H. Wang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md., May 19–22, 1997.

Wintner, E.

Wynne, K.

Zhou, J.

Zhou, J. P.

J. P. Zhou, Laser Focus World 33(2), 101 (1997).

I. P. Christov, J. P. Zhou, J. Peatross, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1743 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

J. P. Zhou, C. P. Huang, C. Shi, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, Opt. Lett. 19, 126 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Laser Focus World (1)

J. P. Zhou, Laser Focus World 33(2), 101 (1997).

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (8)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

J. Zhou, J. Peatross, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and I. P. Christov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 752 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. P. Christov, J. P. Zhou, J. Peatross, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1743 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, M. D. Rosen, and R. W. Falcone, Science 251, 531 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

Z. Chang, A. Rundquist, H. Wang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md., May 19–22, 1997.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the 0.2-TW kilohertz amplifier system. FOD, fourth-order dispersion.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured and calculated output from the ultra-short-pulse 20-fs chirped-pulse amplification system: (a) (i) input pulse spectrum, (ii) calculated output spectrum, (iii) measured output spectrum at 4  mJ; (b) (i) measured output spectrum, (ii) measured group delay, (iii) calculated group delay; (c) (i) transform-limited pulse, (ii) measured pulse; (d) measured FROG trace.

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