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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 238–240

Design and demonstration of a high-energy booster amplifier for a high-repetition rate petawatt class laser system

Fabien Ple, Moana Pittman, Gerard Jamelot, and Jean-Paul Chambaret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 238-240 (2007)

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We have successfully developed a high-energy, high-repetition rate Ti:sapphire laser system that delivers 33 J before compression at 0.1 Hz . The final booster amplifier is based on a 100 mm diameter Ti:sapphire crystal pumped with 72 J of energy in six beams delivered by three frequency-doubled high-repetition rate Nd:glass lasers. This system is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstrated petawatt class laser system running at a high repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2006
Published: January 12, 2007

Fabien Ple, Moana Pittman, Gerard Jamelot, and Jean-Paul Chambaret, "Design and demonstration of a high-energy booster amplifier for a high-repetition rate petawatt class laser system," Opt. Lett. 32, 238-240 (2007)

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