Applied Physics B

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp S161-S164

Generation of 0.1-TW optical pulses with a single-stage Ti:sapphire amplifier at a 1-kHz repetition rate

  • M. HentschelAffiliated withInstitut für Photonik, Technische Universität Wien, Gusshausstrasse 27/387, 1040 Wien, Austria (Fax: +43-1/58801-38799, E-mail: michael.hentschel@tuwien.ac.at)
  • , Z. ChengAffiliated withFemtolasers GmbH
  • , F. KrauszAffiliated withInstitut für Photonik, Technische Universität Wien, Gusshausstrasse 27/387, 1040 Wien, Austria (Fax: +43-1/58801-38799, E-mail: michael.hentschel@tuwien.ac.at)
  • , Ch. SpielmannAffiliated withInstitut für Photonik, Technische Universität Wien, Gusshausstrasse 27/387, 1040 Wien, Austria (Fax: +43-1/58801-38799, E-mail: michael.hentschel@tuwien.ac.at)

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Abstract.

We present a kHz-rate all-solid-state Ti:sapphire oscillator–amplifier system producing 1.8 mJ sub-20 fs pulses using a single multipass amplifier stage pumped by ≈10 mJ pulses. Compensation for gain narrowing and high-order dispersion is provided by chirped dielectric multilayer optics. The focused peak intensity approaches 1018 W/cm2, making this compact high-repetition-rate source attractive for a wide range of high-field applications.

PACS: 42.60.Da; 42.60.Jf; 42.60.LH