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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3774–3777

Carrier-envelope-phase stable, high-contrast, double chirped-pulse-amplification laser system

Aurélie Jullien, Aurélien Ricci, Frederik Böhle, Jean-Philippe Rousseau, Stéphanie Grabielle, Nicolas Forget, Hermance Jacqmin, Brigitte Mercier, and Rodrigo Lopez-Martens  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3774-3777 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003774


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Abstract

We present the first carrier-envelope-phase stable chirped-pulse amplifier (CPA) featuring high temporal contrast for relativistic intensity laser–plasma interactions at 1 kHz repetition rate. The laser is based on a double-CPA architecture including cross-polarized wave (XPW) filtering technique and a high-energy grism-based compressor. The 8 mJ, 22 fs pulses feature 1011 temporal contrast at 20ps and a carrier-envelope-phase drift of 240 mrad root mean square.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2014
Published: June 19, 2014

Citation
Aurélie Jullien, Aurélien Ricci, Frederik Böhle, Jean-Philippe Rousseau, Stéphanie Grabielle, Nicolas Forget, Hermance Jacqmin, Brigitte Mercier, and Rodrigo Lopez-Martens, "Carrier-envelope-phase stable, high-contrast, double chirped-pulse-amplification laser system," Opt. Lett. 39, 3774-3777 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-13-3774


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