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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16561–16572

A focal-spot diagnostic for on-shot characterization of high-energy petawatt lasers

J. Bromage, S.-W. Bahk, D. Irwin, J. Kwiatkowski, A. Pruyne, M. Millecchia, M. Moore, and J. D. Zuegel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16561-16572 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.016561


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Abstract

An on-shot focal-spot diagnostic for characterizing high-energy, petawatt-class laser systems is presented. Accurate measurements at full energy are demonstrated using high-resolution wavefront sensing in combination with techniques to calibrate on-shot measurements with low-power sample beams. Results are shown for full-energy activation shots of the OMEGA EP Laser System.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2008
Published: October 2, 2008

Citation
J. Bromage, S.-W. Bahk, D. Irwin, J. Kwiatkowski, A. Pruyne, M. Millecchia, M. Moore, and J. D. Zuegel, "A focal-spot diagnostic for on-shot characterization of high-energy petawatt lasers," Opt. Express 16, 16561-16572 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-21-16561


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