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Solid-state-gas-laser SOFIA as a pump for the optical parametric chirped pulse amplification
Author(s): Hana Turcicova; Jan Dostal; Gabriela Kocourkova; Jan Knyttl; Jiri Skala; Miroslav Pfeifer; Martin Divoky; Martin Smrz; Ondrej Novak; Petr Bohm; Andrej Dombrovsky; Walter Belardi; Petr Straka
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Paper Abstract

SOFIE laboratory is conceived as a test laboratory for the PALS large scale facility. In both systems the principal resources are iodine photodissocation lasers (λ=1315 nm). At present the basic task of the SOFIA laser laboratory is the preparation of the OPCPA technique and a necessary know-how getting for a future implementation of OPCPA into PALS. The pumping beam is formed by the third harmonics (438 nm) of the iodine laser. A two-stage amplifying system is designed (LBO, KDP). The signal beam is produced by 10-fs Ti:sapphire laser stretched in time to 300 ps. A single diffraction grating and a telescope of Ofner type, retroreflector, form the stretcher.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5777, XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611209
Show Author Affiliations
Hana Turcicova, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Jan Dostal, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Gabriela Kocourkova, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Jan Knyttl, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Jiri Skala, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Miroslav Pfeifer, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Martin Divoky, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Martin Smrz, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Ondrej Novak, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Petr Bohm, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Andrej Dombrovsky, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Walter Belardi, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Petr Straka, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5777:
XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Jarmila Kodymova, Editor(s)

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