Abstract

We report a novel tilted pulse amplification technique that, in contrast with the chirped-pulse amplification method, allows stretching of ultrashort pulses independently upon the initial pulse bandwidth. A gain factor of 4.5 and good reconstruction of a 15ps pulse after stretching to 200ps in a double-pass end-pumped Nd:YAG amplifier have been achieved.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, Appl. Phys. B 78, 287 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, Appl. Phys. B 78, 287 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

Z. L. Horvath, K. Osvay, and Z. Bor, Opt. Commun. 111, 478 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Faure, J. Itatani, S. Biswal, G. Cheriaux, L. Bruner, G. C. Templeton, and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 159, 68 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Principle of pulse stretching in the TPA.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup of the TPA. AR, antireflective; HR, highly reflective.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Gain of the TPA system versus pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation traces of the pulses amplified at different quasi-CW pump powers. (a) Signal beam, 45 μ m × 400 μ m ; pump beam, 200 μ m × 200 μ m . (b) Reshaped pump beam, 170 μ m × 700 μ m ; signal beam, 45 μ m × 400 μ m .

Equations (1)

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τ str = 2 ln 2 d tan ( θ Littrow ) c ,

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