We report on a laser system developed as the front end for a multipetawatt-class laser that uses an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier as a preamplifier and a glass power amplifier. Early results are presented.
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V. Bagnoud, I. Begishev, M. J. Guardalben, J. Puth, and J. D. Zuegel, "Multiterawatt laser as a front end for the OMEGA EP (extended performance) laser chain," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper JTuE4.
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