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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4837–4840

High-energy noncollinear optical parametric–chirped pulse amplification in LBO at 800  nm

Lu Xu, Lianghong Yu, Xiaoyan Liang, Yuxi Chu, Zhanggui Hu, Lin Ma, Yi Xu, Cheng Wang, Xiaoming Lu, Haihe Lu, Yinchao Yue, Ying Zhao, Feidi Fan, Heng Tu, Yuxin Leng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4837-4840 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004837


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Abstract

The optical parametric–chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) based on large-aperture nonlinear optical crystals is promising for implementation of an ultrahigh peak-power laser system of 10 PW and beyond. We demonstrated the highest energy broadband OPCPA at 800 nm, to the best of our knowledge, by using an 80 mm in diameter LiB3O5(LBO) amplifier, with an output energy of 28.68 J, a bandwidth of 80 nm (FWHM), and conversion efficiency of 25.38%. After compression, a peak power of 0.61 PW with 33.8 fs pulse duration is produced.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013

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November 19, 2013 Spotlight on Optics

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Lu Xu, Lianghong Yu, Xiaoyan Liang, Yuxi Chu, Zhanggui Hu, Lin Ma, Yi Xu, Cheng Wang, Xiaoming Lu, Haihe Lu, Yinchao Yue, Ying Zhao, Feidi Fan, Heng Tu, Yuxin Leng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "High-energy noncollinear optical parametric–chirped pulse amplification in LBO at 800  nm," Opt. Lett. 38, 4837-4840 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-22-4837


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