OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2007
  • pp: 4423–4430

Spatial filters for high-peak-power multistage laser amplifiers

A. K. Potemkin, T. V. Barmashova, A. V. Kirsanov, M. A. Martyanov, E. A. Khazanov, and A. A. Shaykin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 20, pp. 4423-4430 (2007)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (362 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We describe spatial filters used in a Nd:glass laser with an output pulse energy up to 300 J and a pulse duration of 1 ns. This laser is designed for pumping of a chirped-pulse optical parametric amplifier. We present data required to choose the shape and diameter of a spatial filter lens, taking into account aberrations caused by spherical surfaces. Calculation of the optimal pinhole diameter is presented. Design features of the spatial filters and the procedure of their alignment are discussed in detail.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2007
Published: June 20, 2007

A. K. Potemkin, T. V. Barmashova, A. V. Kirsanov, M. A. Martyanov, E. A. Khazanov, and A. A. Shaykin, "Spatial filters for high-peak-power multistage laser amplifiers," Appl. Opt. 46, 4423-4430 (2007)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. G. H. Miller, E. I. Moses, and C. R. Wuest, "The National Ignition Facility," Opt. Eng. 43, 2841-2853 (2004). [CrossRef]
  2. S. Nakai, T. Kanabe, T. Kawashima, M. Yamanaka, Y. Izawa, M. Nakatuka, R. Kandasamy, H. Kan, T. Hiruma, and M. Niino, "Development of high-average-power DPSSL with high beam quality," Proc. SPIE 4065, 29-39 (2000). [CrossRef]
  3. C. M. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. J. Bayramian, J.-C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Mercury and beyond: diode-pumped solid state lasers for inertial fusion energy," Proc. SPIE 3886, 57-68 (2000). [CrossRef]
  4. D. R. Speck, "The Shiva Laser-Fusion Facility," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1599-1619 (1981). [CrossRef]
  5. J. Bunkenberg, J. Boles, D. C. Brown, J. Eastman, J. Hoose, R. Hopkins, L. Iwan, S. D. Jacobs, J. H. Kelly, S. Kumpan, S. Letzring, D. Lonobile, L. D. Lund, G. Mourou, S. Refermat, W. Seka, J. M. Soures, and K. Walse, "The omega high-power phosphate-glass system: design and performance," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1620-1628 (1981). [CrossRef]
  6. D. M. Pennington, M. D. Perry, B. C. Stuart, R. D. Boyd, J. A. Britten, C. G. Brown, S. M. Herman, J. L. Miller, H. T. Nguyen, B. W. Shore, G. L. Tietbohl, and V. Yanovsky, "Petawatt laser system," Proc. SPIE 3047, 490-500 (1997).
  7. Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. lzawa, "Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004). [CrossRef]
  8. C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004). [CrossRef]
  9. M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, "0.85-PW, 33-fs Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1594-1596 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997). [CrossRef]
  11. V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, I. V. Yakovlev, S. G. Garanin, S. A. Sukharev, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. V. Charukhchev, R. R. Gerke, and V. E. Yashin, "200 TW 45 fs laser based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Express 14, 446-454 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. V. V. Lozhkarev, S. G. Garanin, R. R. Gerke, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, E. A. Khazanov, G. I. Freidman, A. V. Charukhchev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, "100-TW femtosecond laser based on parametric amplification," JETP Lett. 82, 178-180 (2005). [CrossRef]
  13. V. I. Kryzhanovskiǐ, B. M. Sedov, V. A. Serebryakov, A. D. Tsvetkov, and V. E. Yashin, "Formation of the spatial structure of radiation in solid-state laser systems by apodizing and hard apertures," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 194-198 (1983). [CrossRef]
  14. A. K. Poteomkin, E. V. Katin, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, A. Z. Matveev, O. V. Palashov, E. A. Khazanov, and A. A. Shaykin, "Compact 100 J/100 GW Nd:phosphate laser for optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier pumping," Quantum Electron. 35, 302-310 (2005). [CrossRef]
  15. N. B. Kuz'mina, N. N. Rozanov, and V. A. Smirnov, "On spatial filtration of apodized laser beams," Opt. Spectrosc. 51, 509-514 (1981).
  16. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, 1980).
  17. A. E. Siegman, "New developments in laser resonators," Proc. SPIE 1224, 2-14 (1990). [CrossRef]
  18. S. N. Vlasov, V. A. Petrishchev, and V. I. Talanov, "Averaged description of wave beams in linear and nonlinear media," lzv. VUZov Radiophysics 14, 1353-1363 (1971).
  19. A. K. Poteomkin and E. A. Khazanov, "Calculation of the M2 factor of the laser beam by the method of moments," Quantum Electron. 35, 1042-1044 (2005). [CrossRef]
  20. E. Perevezentsev, A. Poteomkin, and E. Khazanov, "Comparison of laser beam quality criteria," Proc. SPIE 6101, 610119 (2006). [CrossRef]
  21. V. I. Bespalov and V. I. Talanov, "Filamentary structure of light beams in nonlinear liquids," JETP Lett. 3, 307-310 (1966).
  22. A. I. Makarov and A. K. Potemkin, "Maximum gain of a multistage laser amplifier," Quantum Electron. 15, 692-694 (1985). [CrossRef]
  23. A. A. Shaykin, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, and A. K. Poteomkin, "Tabletop 300 J 1 ns Nd:glass laser," in International Conference on High Power Laser Beams: Nizhny Novgorod--Yaroslavl--Nizhny Novgorod (Institute of Applied Physics, 2006), paper 98. [PubMed]
  24. R. G. Bikmatov, C. D. Boley, I. N. Burdonski, V. M Chemyak, A. V. Fedorov, A. Y. Goltsov, V. N. Kondrashov, S. N. Koptyaev, N. G. Kovalsky, V. N. Kuznetsov, D. Milam, J. Murray, M. I. Pergament, V. M. Petryakov, R. V. Smirnov, V. I. Sokolov, and E. V. Zhuzhukalo, "Pinhole closure in spatial filters of large-scale ICF laser systems," Proc. SPIE 3492, 510-523 (1998). [CrossRef]
  25. A. F. Aushev, V G. Borodin, I. A. Bubnov, B. I. Venzel, S. G. Garanin, A. V. Gorelov, I. N. Derkach, L. V. L'vov, T. P. Malinova, V. U. Matveev, U. V. Mihailov, N. V. Nikitin, S. L. Potapov, N. V. Cidorovskii, A. B. Smirnov, A. N. Starchenko, S. A. Suharev, A. V. Ugryumov, V. G. Filippov, A. V. Charuhchev, and V. N. Chernov, "Remote alignment system for four-channel Nd-glass-based laser facility LUCH," J. Opt. Technol. 70, 56-64 (2003). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited