Abstract

We demonstrate a high-power laser system that employs a new scheme in which pulses with negative chirp are amplified and then recompressed by dispersion in a block of transparent material. This scheme has significant advantages for amplification of intermediate energy pulses at high average power, including insensitivity to small misalignments of the pulse compressor, elimination of compressor gratings and their thermal loading issues, low compressor energy and bandwidth throughput losses, and a simplified optical design. Using this scheme, we demonstrate what we believe is the highest-average-power single-stage Ti:sapphire amplifier system with 11-W compressed output.

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I. Thomann, E. Gagnon, R. J. Jones, A. S. Sandhu, A. Lytle, R. Anderson, J. Ye, M. Murnane, and H. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 12, 3493 (2004).
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F. W. Helbing, G. Steinmayer, J. Stenger, H. R. Telle, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 74, S35 (2002).
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I. Thomann, E. Gagnon, R. J. Jones, A. S. Sandhu, A. Lytle, R. Anderson, J. Ye, M. Murnane, and H. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 12, 3493 (2004).
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O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1385 (1987).
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C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662 (1994).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (3)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarkas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

S. Backus, C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the DPA scheme. Pulse stretching is achieved with a prism-grating stretcher followed by amplification and pulse compression in a piece of glass.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temporal profile of 1.1-mJ, 28-fs amplified output pulse measured by frequency-resolved optical gating.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average output power of the DPA system as a function of pulse repetition rate.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Beam profiles of (a) a focused beam waist as a result of f=104 focusing, where the beam diameter is 164 µm, and (b) a 2.5-cm-diameter unfocused, compressed output beam.

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