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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Short Pulse, High Contrast Techniques (JFA)

A Multiterawatt Laser Using a High-Contrast, Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Preamplifier

Vincent Bagnoud, Jason Puth, Ildar Begishev, Mark Guardalben, Jonathan D. Zuegel, Nicolas Forget, Catherine Le Blanc, and J. Bromage

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A laser has been built that uses optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification and a glass booster amplifier. We review the performance of the 5-Hz, multijoule OPCPA pump laser, the 370-mJ OPCPA, and the overall laser.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

V. Bagnoud, J. Puth, I. Begishev, M. Guardalben, J. D. Zuegel, N. Forget, C. Le Blanc, and J. Bromage, "A Multiterawatt Laser Using a High-Contrast, Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Preamplifier," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JFA1.

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