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100 TW ultra-intense femtosecond laser systems
Author(s): Gilles Cheriaux; Jean Paul Chambaret; Federico Canova
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Paper Abstract

Since the beginning of the 90's the generation of high-intense laser pulses has known an unprecedented evolution thanks to the conjunction of the possibility of the Chirped Pulse Technique and the availability of spectrally broad-band laser media. Lasers capable of producing petawatt pulses can now be built on few optical tables in a small laboratory. We review the generation and the amplification of ultra-short pulses by the Chirped Pulse Amplification technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5991, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005, 59911L (7 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.638813
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Gilles Cheriaux, LOA-ENSTA, CNRS (France)
Jean Paul Chambaret, LOA-ENSTA, CNRS (France)
Federico Canova, LOA-ENSTA, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5991:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M.J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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