A hybrid tabletop (2 m × 3 m) terawatt chirped-pulse amplification Ti:sapphire-Nd:glass laser (1054 nm, 475 fs, 500 mJ, 9 × 1017 W cm−2) has been developed for laser-matter experiments. An overall gain factor of 1010 was achieved for the laser. The results of laser applications in the studies of soft-x-ray Ni-like Mo 18.9-nm lasing and of harmonic generation from solid surfaces are presented.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
Rashid A. Ganeev, Teruto Kanai, Atsushi Ishizawa, Tsuneyuki Ozaki, and Hiroto Kuroda, "Development and Applications of a Compact Hybrid Tabletop Terawatt Chirped-Pulse Amplification Ti:sapphire-Nd:glass Laser for x-Ray Lasing and Harmonic Generation," Appl. Opt. 43, 1396-1403 (2004)