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Picosecond Pulse Amplification With an External Passive Optical Cavity

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Author(s)

E Potma, Christopher J. Evans, X. Xie, R. J. Jones, Jun Ye

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the amplification of picosecond pulses at high repetition rates through coherent addition of successive pulses of a mode-locked pulse train in a high finesse optical cavity equipped with cavity dumping. Amplification greater than 30 times is obtained at a repetition rate of 253 kHz, boosting the 5.3 nJ pulses from a commercial mode-locked ps Ti:saphire laser to pulse energies of more than 150 nJ. Future improvement and potential applications of the passive amplifier are discussed.
Citation
Optics Letters

Keywords

amplifier, ultrafast laser

Citation

Potma, E. , Evans, C. , Xie, X. , Jones, R. and Ye, J. (2021), Picosecond Pulse Amplification With an External Passive Optical Cavity, Optics Letters (Accessed December 7, 2021)
Created October 12, 2021