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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1245–1247

High-conversion-efficiency optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system using spatiotemporally shaped pump pulses

L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, M. J. Guardalben, J. Puth, and J. D. Zuegel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 14, pp. 1245-1247 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001245


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Abstract

High-conversion-efficiency, high-stability optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification is demonstrated with a spatiotemporally shaped pump laser system. Broadband 5-mJ pulses are produced at a 5-Hz repetition rate with a pump-to-signal conversion efficiency of 29% and energy stability better than 2% rms. To our knowledge this is the highest conversion efficiency and stability achieved in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, M. J. Guardalben, J. Puth, and J. D. Zuegel, "High-conversion-efficiency optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system using spatiotemporally shaped pump pulses," Opt. Lett. 28, 1245-1247 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-14-1245


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