Generation of 18-fs, multiterawatt pulses by regenerative pulse shaping and chirped-pulse amplification. Academic Article uri icon


  • Transform-limited, 18-fs pulses of 4.4-TW peak power are produced in a Ti:sapphire-based chirped-pulsed amplification system at a repetition rate of 50 Hz. Regenerative pulse shaping is used to control gain narrowing during amplification, and an optimized, quintic-phase-limited dispersion compensation scheme is used to control higher-order phase distortions over a bandwidth of ~100 nm. Seed pulses are temporally stretched >100,000 times before amplification.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Barty, C. P., Guo, T., Le Blanc, C., Raksi, F., Rose-Petruck, C., Squier, J., ... Yamakawa, K.

citation count

  • 160

complete list of authors

  • Barty, CP||Guo, T||Le Blanc, C||Raksi, F||Rose-Petruck, C||Squier, J||Wilson, KR||Yakovlev, VV||Yamakawa, K

publication date

  • January 1996