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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2607–2614

Compact, simple, and robust cross polarized wave generation source of few-cycle, high-contrast pulses for seeding petawatt-class laser systems

Lourdes Patricia Ramirez, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Marc Hanna, Alain Pellegrina, Florence Friebel, Patrick Georges, and Frédéric Druon  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 2607-2614 (2013)

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A compact and robust, dual-crystal cross polarized wave generation setup combined with a hollow waveguide filter is implemented to deliver few-cycle, high-contrast laser pulses sourced from a commercial multipass Ti:Sa amplifier. The initial 25-fs pulses with a temporal contrast of 10 8 are shortened to 10 fs with an improved contrast of at least 10 10 . The single nonlinear stage for spectral broadening and contrast enhancement of a commercial amplifier serves as an ideal injector for petawatt-class laser systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2013
Published: September 5, 2013

Lourdes Patricia Ramirez, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Marc Hanna, Alain Pellegrina, Florence Friebel, Patrick Georges, and Frédéric Druon, "Compact, simple, and robust cross polarized wave generation source of few-cycle, high-contrast pulses for seeding petawatt-class laser systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2607-2614 (2013)

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