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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3665–3667

35 J broadband femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system

O. V. Chekhlov, J. L. Collier, I. N. Ross, P. K. Bates, M. Notley, C. Hernandez-Gomez, W. Shaikh, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, P. Matousek, S. Hancock, and L. Cardoso  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 24, pp. 3665-3667 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003665


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Abstract

We report on what is believed to be the first large-aperture and high-energy optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system. The system, based on a three-stage amplifier, shows 25% pump-to-signal conversion efficiency and amplification of the full 70 nm width of the seed spectrum. Pulse compression to 84 fs achieved after amplification indicates a potential of 300 TW pulse power for 35 J amplified pulse energy.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2006
Published: November 22, 2006

Citation
O. V. Chekhlov, J. L. Collier, I. N. Ross, P. K. Bates, M. Notley, C. Hernandez-Gomez, W. Shaikh, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, P. Matousek, S. Hancock, and L. Cardoso, "35 J broadband femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system," Opt. Lett. 31, 3665-3667 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-24-3665

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