Applied Physics B

, Volume 79, Issue 8, pp 933–935

Femtosecond laser pulse energy self-stabilization

  • T. Oksenhendler
  • F. Legrand
  • M. Perdrix
  • O. Gobert
  • D. Kaplan
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1681-5

Cite this article as:
Oksenhendler, T., Legrand, F., Perdrix, M. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2004) 79: 933. doi:10.1007/s00340-004-1681-5

Abstract

A photoconductive switch driving a Pockels cell ensures energy self-stabilization of ultra-fast laser pulses from single shot to hundreds of kHz. In this kind of stabilization, the pulse corrects itself. In a first experiment, the self-stabilization of a 20-Hz, 800-nm femtosecond Chirped Pulse Amplification laser shows a reduction of the energy fluctuations from 7% rms to 0.64% rms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Oksenhendler
    • 1
  • F. Legrand
    • 2
  • M. Perdrix
    • 2
  • O. Gobert
    • 2
  • D. Kaplan
    • 1
  1. 1.FASTLITE, Bât 403Campus de l’Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.Service des Photons, Atomes et MoléculesCEA, SaclayGif/YvetteFrance