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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Laser Proton Acceleration and Contrast Improvements (JThA)

Highly Efficient XPW Temporal Contrast Filter for Ultra Intense Femtosecond Pulses

Aurélie Jullien, Olivier Albert, Gilles Chériaux, Jean Etchepare, Stoyan Kourtev, Nikolay Minkovski, and Solomon M. Saltiel

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We present a contrast filter reaching 12 orders of magnitude from micro to milliJoule input pulse with 24% efficiency. It solves contrast issue for Petawatt class lasers in microjoule seeded CPA or double CPA scheme.

© 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
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

A. Jullien, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, "Highly Efficient XPW Temporal Contrast Filter for Ultra Intense Femtosecond Pulses," 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 JThA6.

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