Coherent amplification of femtosecond pulses with passive enhancement-cavities

R. Jason Jones, Long Sheng Ma, Jun Ye

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We demonstrate a general technique for amplification of femtosecond pulses through coherent buildup in an external cavity. A net single-pulse energy gain of 42 to more than 70 times for 38 to 58 fs pulse durations, respectively, is achieved. This technique offers a flexible approach to enhance the energy of fs pulses while maintaining relatively high repetition rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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