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Recent advances for temporal and spectral diagnostics of the LMJ front-end laser facility
Author(s): Jean-François Gleyze; Vanessa Moreau; Jérôme Dubertrand; Jacques Luce
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Paper Abstract

In lasers used for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) both temporal and spectral performances have to be controlled with accuracy. As commercial systems do not allow accurate enough measurements, we developed new diagnostics. For spectral measurements, we developed an innovative highly resolving spectrometer. This system allows a 1GHz resolution measure of spectrum in single-shot operation. For temporal shape measurement, we implemented upgrades and go on with the pre-industrial integration of our previous early design1, in an all-in-one box system. This system enables real-time analysis of optical pulse shapes for wavelengths from 300nm up to 2μm. Thanks to an innovative optical-electro-optical (OEO) sub-converter, it is also possible to measure electrical pulses, with 60GHz bandwidth at 500Gs/s and up to 3Ts/s sampling rate and more than 8-bit dynamics range. We developed an all fibered system that allows direct measurement of temporal Dynamic Extinction Ration (DER)3 for pulsed laser in single shot operation. This device could be adapted to several wavelengths and allows achieving a measurement up to 60dB of DER with 1dB accuracy. In brief, we will give an up-to-date description of some recent development in high precision diagnostics applied to LMJ front-end.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8962, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications VII, 89620K (25 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039143
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Jean-François Gleyze, CEA, CESTA (France)
Vanessa Moreau, CEA, CESTA (France)
Jérôme Dubertrand, CEA, CESTA (France)
Jacques Luce, CEA, CESTA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8962:
High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications VII
Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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