Femtosecond Pulses: High Power

Authored by: Victor Yanovsky

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120009677

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Abstract

Remarkable progress in the development of high-power femtosecond pulses and their applications has been achieved since the introduction of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) in the mid-1980s. The basic principles of CPA as well as the most important laser performance issues and emerging applications are reviewed in this entry.

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