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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Exotic Nonlinear Optical Phenomena (CMA)

High-Efficiency Temporal Pulse Cleaning for a 1µm Front End on a Petawatt-Class Laser

Arnaud Cotel, Nicolas Forget, Aurélie Jullien, Olivier Albert, Gilles Chériaux, and Catherine Le Blanc

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We demonstrate that using the nonlinear temporal filtering technique XPW on front end system we increase the pulse contrast by three orders of magnitude and decrease the pulse duration leading to an efficiency of 35%.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

A. Cotel, N. Forget, A. Jullien, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, and C. Le Blanc, "High-Efficiency Temporal Pulse Cleaning for a 1µm Front End on a Petawatt-Class Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMA7.

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