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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Nov. 8, 1999
  • pp: 196–202

A 50-EW/cm2 Ti:sapphire laser system for studying relativistic light-matter interactions

Barry C. Walker, Csaba Tóth, David N. Fittinghoff, Ting Guo, Dong-Eon Kim, Christoph Rose-Petruck, Jeff A. Squier, Koichi Yamakawa, Kent R. Wilson, and C.P.J. Barty  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. 196-202 (1999)

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A 10-Hz repetition rate, 60-TW peak power, Ti:sapphire laser system was developed for use in experiments where relativistic effects dominate the physics. The temporal, spectral, energy and spatial characteristics of the laser pulses were measured in single shot format. The pulse duration ranged from 22 fs to 25 fs and the pulse energy averaged 1.3 J. Atomic photoionization measurements quantified the peak intensity of the laser pulse in situ. The measurements indicated an intensity of at least 5×1019 W/cm2 was produced.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Original Manuscript: September 20, 1999
Published: November 8, 1999

Barry Walker, Csaba Toth, David Fittinghoff, Ting Guo, Dong-Eon Kim, Christoph Rose-Petruck, Jeffrey Squier, Koichi Yamakawa, Kent Wilson, and Christopher Barty, "A 50 EW/cm^2 Ti:sapphire laser system for studying relativistic light-matter interactions," Opt. Express 5, 196-202 (1999)

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