15 September 1995 Generation and applications of high-power ultrashort pulses
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Advances in femtosecond laser technology now make it possible to reliably generate laser pulses in the terawatt energy range with 20 fs pulse duration, using laser system which fits on a single optical table. We have demonstrated two such systems: a 10 Hz, 3 TW sysetm, and a 1kHz, 0.05 TW system. These lasers make possible new studies of strong-field laser-matter interactions, and the generation of reliable femtosecond pulsed soft x-rays.
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Henry C. Kapteyn, Margaret M. Murnane, Justin Peatross, Chung-Po Huang, Jianping Zhou, "Generation and applications of high-power ultrashort pulses", Proc. SPIE 2524, National Science Foundation (NSF) Forum on Optical Science and Engineering, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219577; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.219577
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Optical amplifiers

Pulsed laser operation

Laser systems engineering

Ultrafast phenomena

Femtosecond phenomena

Extreme ultraviolet

Laser applications

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