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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 15824–15832

Development of a novel large bandwidth front-end system for high peak power OPCPA systems

A. Lyachev, I. O. Musgrave, Y. Tang, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. N. Ross, M. Galimberti, O. V. Chekhlov, and J. Collier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 15824-15832 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015824


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Abstract

We present the development of a laser system capable of generating bandwidths sufficient to support a sub 30fs pulse at 910nm. These pulses have been amplified to 500mJ of energy at 2Hz in two stages. The contrast measurements show that the initial seed is clean and suggests that the close in contrast is limited by the evaluation stretcher and compressor. Such a system is suitable for seeding high energy high power OPCPA systems based on KD*P.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2011
Published: August 3, 2011

Citation
A. Lyachev, I. O. Musgrave, Y. Tang, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. N. Ross, M. Galimberti, O. V. Chekhlov, and J. Collier, "Development of a novel large bandwidth front-end system for high peak power OPCPA systems," Opt. Express 19, 15824-15832 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-17-15824


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