A , repetition rate optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier with near-Fourier-transform-limited, pulses and a beam that can be focused to near the diffraction limit is demonstrated. A pump laser with engineered spatial and temporal profiles allows an overall pump-to-signal conversion efficiency of 34% to be achieved.
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