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Development of high energy, sub-15 fs OPCPA system operating at 1 kHz repetition rate for ELI-Beamlines facility
Author(s): Pavel Bakule; Roman Antipenkov; Jonathan T. Green; Jakub Novák; František Batysta; Bedřich Rus; Robert Boge; Zbyněk Hubka; Jack A. Naylon; Martin Horáček; Jakub Horáček; Petr Strkula; David Snopek; Lukaš Indra; Boguslaw Tykalewicz
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Paper Abstract

We report on the status of the high repetition rate, high energy, L1 laser beamline at the ELI-Beamlines facility. The beamline is based on picosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) of pulses from a mode-locked Ti:Sapphire oscillator and has a target energy/repetition rate of 100 mJ/1 kHz with < 15fs pulse duration. The OPCPA pump lasers use thin disk technology to achieve the high energy and average power required to pump such a high energy, high repetition rate broadband amplifier. Here we report on the progress in beamline development and discuss the technical challenges involved in producing such a system and their solutions. A major focus of the laser development is reliable, robust operation and long term stability; mechanical, optical, and control system architecture design considerations to achieve our goals of long term stability are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10241, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers III, 102410U (17 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270598
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Pavel Bakule, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Roman Antipenkov, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Jonathan T. Green, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Jakub Novák, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
František Batysta, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Bedřich Rus, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Robert Boge, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Zbyněk Hubka, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Jack A. Naylon, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Martin Horáček, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Jakub Horáček, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Petr Strkula, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
David Snopek, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Lukaš Indra, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Boguslaw Tykalewicz, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10241:
Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers III
Georg Korn; Luis O. Silva, Editor(s)

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