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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 231–235

Control of amplified optical parametric fluorescence for hybrid chirped-pulse amplification

Kiminori Kondo, Hirohito Maeda, Yoshikazu Hama, Satoshi Morita, Arnaud Zoubir, Ryosuke Kodama, Kazuo A. Tanaka, Yoneyoshi Kitagawa, and Yasukazu Izawa  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 231-235 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.000231


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Abstract

The amplified optical parametric fluorescence from an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) was controlled by injecting a residual fundamental pulse from a seeded Q-switched Nd:YAG pumping laser as a quenching beam. The output pulse from the OPCPA was used as a seed pulse for a Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplifier system to generate over 10 TW peak power with a high contrast ratio.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 24, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2005

Citation
Kiminori Kondo, Hirohito Maeda, Yoshikazu Hama, Satoshi Morita, Arnaud Zoubir, Ryosuke Kodama, Kazuo A. Tanaka, Yoneyoshi Kitagawa, and Yasukazu Izawa, "Control of amplified optical parametric fluorescence for hybrid chirped-pulse amplification," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 231-235 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-2-231


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