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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2007
  • pp: 8181–8187

Design of PETAL multipetawatt high-energy laser front end based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification

Emmanuel Hugonnot, Gérard Deschaseaux, Olivier Hartmann, and Hervé Coïc  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 33, pp. 8181-8187 (2007)

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We report on a single shot optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier designed to seed the Petawatt Aquitaine Laser on the Laser Integration Line facility multipetawatt high-energy laser. The scheme is based on a stretched signal pulse at 1053   nm amplified with 20% conversion efficiency by a monomode pump pulse at 527   nm . The homemade pump laser is able to deliver a single shot beam with a square flat top spatial profile and programmable temporal shape. A high-stability 150   mJ , 8   nm , and 4.5   ns stretched pulse is then obtained with an excellent quality spatially shaped beam.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2007
Published: November 19, 2007

Emmanuel Hugonnot, Gérard Deschaseaux, Olivier Hartmann, and Hervé Coïc, "Design of PETAL multipetawatt high-energy laser front end based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Opt. 46, 8181-8187 (2007)

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