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8 May 1996 Ultrashort-pulse Ti:sapphire laser system pumped by frequency-doubled Nd:glass lasers
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We report on the development of a Chirped Pulse Amplification system in which the final amplifier is a large Ti:Sapphire disk pumped by a frequency doubled Nd:Glass laser. Using this amplifier we have produced near diffraction limited 120 fs pulses with energies in excess of 1 J. Focusing of these pulses results in peak irradiances exceeding 5 X 1019 W/cm2. The scalability of this amplifier to the 10 - 20 J level is also discussed.
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James D. Bonlie, Dwight F. Price, Alan Sullivan, and William E. White "Ultrashort-pulse Ti:sapphire laser system pumped by frequency-doubled Nd:glass lasers", Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996);


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