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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)

Temporal Contrast Enhanced to 10-10 for Petawatt Scale Femtosecond Lasers

Aurélie Jullien, Olivier Albert, Jean Etchepare, Frederika Augé-Rochereau, Jean-Paul Chambaret, Gilles Chériaux, Franck Falcoz, Nikolai Minkovski, and Solomon Saltiel

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We present a new non-linear solid-state technique for temporal femtosecond pulses cleaning. The contrast reaches 10-10 for millijoule input pulse. The method is reliable enough to solve the contrast issue for Petawatt class lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

A. Jullien, O. Albert, J. Etchepare, F. Augé-Rochereau, J. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, F. Falcoz, N. Minkovski, and S. Saltiel, "Temporal Contrast Enhanced to 10-10 for Petawatt Scale Femtosecond Lasers," 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 JFA5.

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