Accession Number : ADP007072

Title :   Multiterawatt Laser System Based on Ti:A1 sub 2 O sub 3,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, A. ; Hamster, H. ; Kapteyn, H. C. ; Gordon, S. ; White, W.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Ultrashort duration, high-energy laser pulses have been generated using a titanium-doped-sapphire oscillator and amplifier system. The pulses have an energy of 0.45 Joules with a duration of 95 femtoseconds, and 0.23 Joules with a duration of 60 femtoseconds. We have constructed a titanium-aluminum oxide based laser system which uses chirped pulse amplification (CPA) and multipass amplifiers. Pulses are produced with a peak power of 3 TW, an energy of 0.45 J and a duration of 95 fs. The oscillator is a mode-locked Ti:A12O3 laser pumped by an Argon(+) laser.

Descriptors :   *PULSED LASERS, *LASER AMPLIFIERS, *COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, TITANIUM, DOPING, ALUMINUM OXIDES, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, COHERENT RADIATION, YAG LASERS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE