Abstract

We have developed an ultrabroadband regenerative amplifier with a mirrorless cavity to eliminate the limitation of bandwidth of dielectric coats on cavity mirrors. The large amount of material dispersion in the Pellin–Broca prisms that are used instead of cavity mirrors is compensated for with a hybrid technique that uses Brewster prism pairs in the regenerative amplifier and an adaptive phase controller of a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. We obtained a 16-fs pulse width with an energy of 13 mJ, which is to our knowledge the highest energy obtained in the sub-20-fs regime by use of an adaptive phase controller.

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2000 (5)

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C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
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1997 (1)

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M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 509 (2001).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Drescher, M.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 509 (2001).
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Dufree, C. G.

Efimov, A.

Fujikawa, S.

Y. Nabekawa, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. B 70, S171 (2000).
[Crossref]

Gerber, G.

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Heinzmann, U.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 509 (2001).
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Hentschel, M.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 509 (2001).
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C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
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H. Takada, M. Kakehata, and K. Torizuka, Appl. Phys. B 70, S189 (2000).
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Kase, T.

Kienberger, R.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kojima, T.

Y. Nabekawa, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. B 70, S171 (2000).
[Crossref]

Konno, S.

Y. Nabekawa, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. B 70, S171 (2000).
[Crossref]

Korn, G.

Krausz, F.

Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and C. Spielmann, Opt. Commun. 201, 145 (2002).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Laude, V.

Lenzner, M.

Matsuoka, S.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mourou, G.

Murnane, M. M.

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Y. Nabekawa, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. B 70, S171 (2000).
[Crossref]

Nelson, K. A.

Niklaus, P.

T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Nature 414, 57 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Raksi, F.

Reider, G. A.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Rose-Petruck, C.

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[Crossref]

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Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and C. Spielmann, Opt. Commun. 201, 145 (2002).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Squier, J.

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H. Takada, M. Kakehata, and K. Torizuka, Appl. Phys. B 70, S189 (2000).
[Crossref]

Takuma, H.

Tien, A.-C.

Togashi, T.

Y. Nabekawa, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. B 70, S171 (2000).
[Crossref]

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H. Takada, M. Kakehata, and K. Torizuka, Appl. Phys. B 70, S189 (2000).
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Vdovin, G.

Verluise, F.

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C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[Crossref]

Watanabe, S.

Y. Nabekawa, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. B 70, S171 (2000).
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Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[Crossref]

Wilson, K. R.

Wintner, E.

Yakovlev, V. V.

Yamakawa, K.

Yang, J. Z. H.

Yasui, K.

Y. Nabekawa, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. B 70, S171 (2000).
[Crossref]

Zeek, E.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

H. Takada, M. Kakehata, and K. Torizuka, Appl. Phys. B 70, S189 (2000).
[Crossref]

Y. Nabekawa, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. B 70, S171 (2000).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[Crossref]

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

Nature (2)

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Nature 414, 57 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Z. Cheng, F. Krausz, and C. Spielmann, Opt. Commun. 201, 145 (2002).
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Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the mirrorless regenerative amplifier. C. P., compensating plate for the spectral component that is spatially decomposed by the Ti:sapphire rod. (b) Equivalence of a PBP pair to a Brewster prism pair.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Shortest (dashed curve) and longest (dotted curve) spectral limits of self-oscillations in the regenerative amplifier. The solid curve shows the spectrum of an amplified pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phases of amplified pulses measured by spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER). The horizontal axis is shifted to the second-harmonic (SH) range of the measured pulses for sum-frequency generations of SPIDER measurement.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation traces (a) without (b) with APC.

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