High contrast 150-terawatt laser for high field laser-plasma interaction studies

V. Yanovsky, N. Saleh, D. Milathianaki, C. Felix, K. Flippo, J. Nees, A. Maksimchuk, D. Umstadter, G. Mourou, J. Squier

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Abstract

High power chirped pulse amplification (CPA) lasers are capable of providing enough power to study relativistic regime of laser-plasma interaction. To achieve this regime focused laser intensity must be over 1018 W/cm2 (typically-1019-1020 W/cm2). To improve the pulse contrast in the 25 fs CPA laser system, we are currently building for high field laser-plasma studies at CUOS, we pursue an approach, originally developed at CUOS for longer pulses (approx. 100 fs). We pre-amplify the oscillator output pulse to sub-microjoule energy level without stretching the pulse, improve the pulse contrast by using a saturable absorber and stretch the pulse thereafter for further amplification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 7 2000May 12 2000

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OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/7/005/12/00

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Plasma interactions
laser plasma interactions
Laser pulses
Lasers
Amplification
pulses
lasers
Saturable absorbers
Electron energy levels
Stretching
Plasmas
laser plasmas
absorbers
energy levels
oscillators
output

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yanovsky, V., Saleh, N., Milathianaki, D., Felix, C., Flippo, K., Nees, J., ... Squier, J. (2000). High contrast 150-terawatt laser for high field laser-plasma interaction studies. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), San Francisco, CA, USA, .

High contrast 150-terawatt laser for high field laser-plasma interaction studies. / Yanovsky, V.; Saleh, N.; Milathianaki, D.; Felix, C.; Flippo, K.; Nees, J.; Maksimchuk, A.; Umstadter, D.; Mourou, G.; Squier, J.

2000. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), San Francisco, CA, USA, .

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Yanovsky, V, Saleh, N, Milathianaki, D, Felix, C, Flippo, K, Nees, J, Maksimchuk, A, Umstadter, D, Mourou, G & Squier, J 2000, 'High contrast 150-terawatt laser for high field laser-plasma interaction studies', Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), San Francisco, CA, USA, 5/7/00 - 5/12/00.
Yanovsky V, Saleh N, Milathianaki D, Felix C, Flippo K, Nees J et al. High contrast 150-terawatt laser for high field laser-plasma interaction studies. 2000. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), San Francisco, CA, USA, .
Yanovsky, V. ; Saleh, N. ; Milathianaki, D. ; Felix, C. ; Flippo, K. ; Nees, J. ; Maksimchuk, A. ; Umstadter, D. ; Mourou, G. ; Squier, J. / High contrast 150-terawatt laser for high field laser-plasma interaction studies. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), San Francisco, CA, USA, .1 p.
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