Abstract

The design of high-repetition, high-average power, multipass amplifiers in which the pump power induced thermal lensing within the amplifier is used to create an equivalent lens waveguide for the production of diffraction-limited beams is analyzed.

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1997 (2)

1996 (1)

1991 (3)

Backus, S.

Barty, C. P. J.

C. P. J. Barty, G. Korn, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, J. Squier, A.-C. Tien, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, and K. Yamakawa, Opt. Lett. 21, 219 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Salin, C. Le Blanc, C. Spielmann, J. Squier, V. V. Yakovlev, and C. P. J. Barty, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 11.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. P. J. Barty, and C. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics ’97, Monterey, Calif., August 4–7, 1997.

Baubeau, E.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. P. J. Barty, and C. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics ’97, Monterey, Calif., August 4–7, 1997.

Brun, A.

Clouet, P.

See, for example, P. Clouet, J. CNRS 94, 21 (1997).

Durfee, C. G.

Estable, F.

Georges, P.

Grangier, P.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kmetec, J. D.

Korn, G.

Le Blanc, C.

F. Salin, C. Le Blanc, C. Spielmann, J. Squier, V. V. Yakovlev, and C. P. J. Barty, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 11.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. P. J. Barty, and C. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics ’97, Monterey, Calif., August 4–7, 1997.

Macklin, J. J.

Mourou, G.

Murnane, M. M.

Poizat, J. P.

Raksi, F.

Rose-Petruck, C.

Salin, F.

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, and G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

F. Salin, C. Le Blanc, C. Spielmann, J. Squier, V. V. Yakovlev, and C. P. J. Barty, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 11.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. P. J. Barty, and C. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics ’97, Monterey, Calif., August 4–7, 1997.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

A. E. Siegman, in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. SPIE1224, 2 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Spielmann, C.

F. Salin, C. Le Blanc, C. Spielmann, J. Squier, V. V. Yakovlev, and C. P. J. Barty, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 11.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. P. J. Barty, and C. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics ’97, Monterey, Calif., August 4–7, 1997.

Squier, J.

C. P. J. Barty, G. Korn, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, J. Squier, A.-C. Tien, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, and K. Yamakawa, Opt. Lett. 21, 219 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, and G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Salin, C. Le Blanc, C. Spielmann, J. Squier, V. V. Yakovlev, and C. P. J. Barty, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 11.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. P. J. Barty, and C. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics ’97, Monterey, Calif., August 4–7, 1997.

Tien, A.-C.

Vaillancourt, G.

Wilson, K. R.

Yakovlev, V. V.

C. P. J. Barty, G. Korn, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, J. Squier, A.-C. Tien, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, and K. Yamakawa, Opt. Lett. 21, 219 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Salin, C. Le Blanc, C. Spielmann, J. Squier, V. V. Yakovlev, and C. P. J. Barty, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 11.

Yamakawa, K.

Young, J. F.

J. CNRS (1)

See, for example, P. Clouet, J. CNRS 94, 21 (1997).

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (4)

A. E. Siegman, in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. SPIE1224, 2 (1990).
[CrossRef]

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. P. J. Barty, and C. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics ’97, Monterey, Calif., August 4–7, 1997.

F. Salin, C. Le Blanc, C. Spielmann, J. Squier, V. V. Yakovlev, and C. P. J. Barty, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 11.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Nonspherical part of the phase front (solid curve) after it has passed through a thermally loaded rod. A 1-mm Gaussian beam profile is given as a reference (dashed curve).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated length of a multipass amplifier for eigenmode propagation versus average pump power. The gain medium is a Ti:sapphire rod pumped by a 1-mm top-hat beam, and the amplified beam has a 1-mm diameter at 1/e2 in the gain medium.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental setup for multipass amplification.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental measurement of the beam quality. The experimental data are best fitted by an M2 value between 1 and 1.1.

Equations (3)

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T1r=-q·4kr2+C2,  r<r0, T2r=C3 ln r+C4,  r>r0,
L=2Rπw12λ2R2+πw12λ2,
w0=Lλ2π2RL-11/21/2.

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