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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1135–1137

Multiterawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification

Xiaodong Yang, Zhi-zhan Xu, Yu-xin Leng, Hai-he Lu, Li-huang Lin, Zheng-quan Zhang, Ru-xin Li, Wen-qi Zhang, Ding-jun Yin, and Bing Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 13, pp. 1135-1137 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001135


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Abstract

A compact multiterawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification is demonstrated. Chirped pulses are amplified from 20 pJ to 900 mJ by two lithium triborate optical parametric preamplifiers and a final KDP optical parametric power amplifier with a pump energy of 5 J at 532 nm from Nd:YAG–Nd:glass hybrid amplifiers. After compression, we obtained a final output of 570-mJ–155-fs pulses with a peak power of 3.67 TW, which is the highest output power from an optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser, to the best of our knowledge.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Citation
Xiaodong Yang, Zhi-zhan Xu, Yu-xin Leng, Hai-he Lu, Li-huang Lin, Zheng-quan Zhang, Ru-xin Li, Wen-qi Zhang, Ding-jun Yin, and Bing Tang, "Multiterawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 27, 1135-1137 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-13-1135

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