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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2013
  • pp: 4258–4263

Ultrahigh contrast from a frequency-doubled chirped-pulse-amplification beamline

David Hillier, Colin Danson, Stuart Duffield, David Egan, Stephen Elsmere, Mark Girling, Ewan Harvey, Nicholas Hopps, Michael Norman, Stefan Parker, Paul Treadwell, David Winter, and Thomas Bett  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 18, pp. 4258-4263 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.004258


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Abstract

This paper describes frequency-doubled operation of a high-energy chirped-pulse-amplification beamline. Efficient type-I second-harmonic generation was achieved using a 3 mm thick 320 mm aperture KDP crystal. Shots were fired at a range of energies achieving more than 100 J in a subpicosecond, 527 nm laser pulse with a power contrast of 1014.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2013
Published: June 17, 2013

Citation
David Hillier, Colin Danson, Stuart Duffield, David Egan, Stephen Elsmere, Mark Girling, Ewan Harvey, Nicholas Hopps, Michael Norman, Stefan Parker, Paul Treadwell, David Winter, and Thomas Bett, "Ultrahigh contrast from a frequency-doubled chirped-pulse-amplification beamline," Appl. Opt. 52, 4258-4263 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-18-4258


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