Abstract

We correct the spectral phases of amplified femtosecond pulses by using a deformable mirror in the stretcher. After the correction the peak intensity is multiplied by 1.5 as a consequence of increasing the contrast by 100×. The spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction is used to characterize the pulse temporally.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

a, Top view and b, side view of the stretcher. The gratings have 1200 lines/mm and are placed 170  mm from the concave mirror. The concave mirror has a diameter of 100  mm and a radius of curvature of 800  mm. The deformable mirror has a usable width of 50  mm. The spectral window of that stretcher is 100  nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated temporal pulse profile of an incident 30-fs pulse after it has passed through the stretcher and the corresponding compressor. The output pulse duration (FWHM) is 31  fs.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Solid curve, measured spectral intensity; dashed curve, uncorrected spectral phase; open-circle curve, corrected spectral phase of the amplified pulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal pulse profile before correction (dashed curve) and after correction (solid curve). The FWHM durations are, respectively, 37 and 35  fs.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Temporal intensity of the corrected pulse (solid curve), Fourier-transform calculation of the spectrum with a flat phase considered (dotted curve), and uncorrected temporal intensity (dashed curve).

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