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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3194–3196

High-contrast 1.16 PW Ti:sapphire laser system combined with a doubled chirped-pulse amplification scheme and a femtosecond optical-parametric amplifier

Zhaohua Wang, Cheng Liu, Zhongwei Shen, Qing Zhang, Hao Teng, and Zhiyi Wei  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3194-3196 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003194


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Abstract

Based on a combined scheme of doubled chirped-pulse amplification and a femtosecond noncollinear optical- parametric amplifier, a high-contrast femtosecond laser pulse with energy of up to 32.3 J has been generated by improving the gain efficiency and boosting the pump energy to 120 J in the final amplifier. Our measurements show that the contrast ratio of the main laser pulse is around 10 10 within the time scale of 400 ps and the duration of compressed pulse is 27.9 fs , corresponding to a peak power of 1.16 PW .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2011
Published: August 11, 2011

Citation
Zhaohua Wang, Cheng Liu, Zhongwei Shen, Qing Zhang, Hao Teng, and Zhiyi Wei, "High-contrast 1.16 PW Ti:sapphire laser system combined with a doubled chirped-pulse amplification scheme and a femtosecond optical-parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 36, 3194-3196 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-16-3194


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