The OMEGA EP intensity contrast has been measured to be approximately 6 decades for kilojoule 10-ps pulses. The OPCPA front end is the primary source of the measured incoherent pedestal.
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C. Dorrer, D. Irwin, A. Consentino, and J. Qiao, "Contrast Measurements of Kilojoule Laser Pulses at the Omega EP Laser Facility," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JThE117.
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