We have tested two optical solutions to homogenize the spatial profile of nanosecond pump beams to be used for a Petawatt Ti:Sapphire. Simulations and experiments will be presented for microlens arrays and random phase plate.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
F. Canova, J. Chambaret, F. Reversat, S. Tisserand, F. Ple, and M. Pittman, "Beams Homogenization to Pump Petawatt Class Ti:Sapphire Crystals," 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 JWD7.
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