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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2006
  • pp: 377–382

Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier and spatiotemporal shaping for a petawatt laser

Emmanuel Hugonnot, Jacques Luce, and Hervé Coïc  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 2, pp. 377-382 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.000377


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Abstract

We present a degenerate noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier pumped by a high-energy, diode-pumped Nd:Glass regenerative amplifier delivering monomode pulses at 527 nm . The spatial mode shaping of the pump pulses is achieved with a diffractive laser cavity element, and temporal pulse shaping makes use of an electro-optic modulator and an arbitrary electrical waveform generator. Amplification at gain saturation achieves tailoring of the signal pulses. Numerical simulations with Miró software are presented and compared with experimental measurements.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

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Emmanuel Hugonnot, Jacques Luce, and Hervé Coïc, "Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier and spatiotemporal shaping for a petawatt laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 377-382 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-2-377


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