8 May 1996 Ultrashort-pulse, ultrahigh-peak-power Ti:sapphire lasers
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Techniques for the production of multiterawatt, sub-20-fs, optical pulses via chirped pulse amplification are discussed. Regenerative pulse shaping is used to control gain narrowing during amplification and an optimized, quintic-phase-limited, dispersion compensation scheme is used to control higher order phase distortions over a bandwidth of approximately 100 nm. Transform-limited, 18-fs pulses of 4.4-TW peak power have been produced in a Ti:sapphire- based, chirped pulse amplification system at a repetition rate of 50 Hz. Extensions to shorter durations and peak powers approaching 100 TW are also described.
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Christopher P. P. Barty, Christopher P. P. Barty, Ting Guo, Ting Guo, Catherine Le Blanc, Catherine Le Blanc, Ferenc Raksi, Ferenc Raksi, Christoph G. Rose-Petruck, Christoph G. Rose-Petruck, Jeffrey A. Squier, Jeffrey A. Squier, Kent R. Wilson, Kent R. Wilson, Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Koichi Yamakawa, Koichi Yamakawa, } "Ultrashort-pulse, ultrahigh-peak-power Ti:sapphire lasers", Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239697; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239697

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