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Design of high-intensity chirped-pulse amplification lasers with propagation and amplification software
Author(s): Thomas A. Planchon; Frederic Burgy; Jean-Phillipe Rousseau; Jean-Paul Chambaret
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Paper Abstract

We have simulated Chirped Pulse Amplification process with a new software, allowing to extend the generally used 1D-models. We show here the importance of the beam spatial discretization in simulations in order to describe the gain saturation. Experimental measurements performed on our 100 TW laser validate this calculation, allowing us to carefully design the next generation of Ti:sapphire lasers at the Petawatt level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5524, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VII, (22 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559826
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Thomas A. Planchon, Lab. d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA/Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Frederic Burgy, Lab. d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA/Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Jean-Phillipe Rousseau, Lab. d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA/Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Jean-Paul Chambaret, Lab. d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA/Ecole Polytechnique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5524:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VII
Jose M. Sasian; R. John Koshel; Paul K. Manhart; Richard C. Juergens, Editor(s)

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