Picosecond-pulse amplification with an external passive optical cavity

Eric O. Potma, Conor Evans, X. Sunney Xie, R. Jason Jones, Jun Ye

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The amplification of picosecond pulses at high repetition rates was demonstrated through the coherent addition of successive pulses of a mode-locked train. Amplification greater than 30 times was obtained at a repetition rate of 253 kHz, boosting the 5.3-nJ pulses from a commercial mode-locked picosecond Ti:sapphire laser to pulse energies of more than 150 nJ. It was found that with proper dispersion compensation the current approach can be extended into the sub-20-fs regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1835-1837
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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