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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.002607


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-10-2607


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