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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1125–1127

Generation of relativistic intensity pulses at a kilohertz repetition rate

O. Albert, H. Wang, D. Liu, Z. Chang, and G. Mourou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 15, pp. 1125-1127 (2000)

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By using adaptive optics to correct the wave-front distortion of a 21-fs, 0.7-mJ, 1-kHz laser, we are able to focus the pulses to a 1-μm spot with an f/1 off-axis parabolic mirror. The peak intensity at the focal position is 1.5×1018 W/cm2 , which is to the authors' knowledge the first demonstration of generating relativistic intensity at a kilohertz repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

O. Albert, H. Wang, D. Liu, Z. Chang, and G. Mourou, "Generation of relativistic intensity pulses at a kilohertz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 25, 1125-1127 (2000)

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