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Wavefront correction and aberrations pre-compensation in the middle of Petawatt-class CPA laser systems
Author(s): Federico Canova; Lorenzo Canova; Alessandro Flacco; Raphaël Clady; Jean-Paul Chambaret; Fabien Plé; Moana Pittman; Thomas A. Planchon; Marco Silva; Roberto Benocci; Gianni Lucchini; Dimitri Batani; Emeric Lavergne; Guillaume Dovillaire; Xavier Levecq
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe the experimental validation of the technique of correction of wavefront aberration in the middle of the laser amplifying chain. This technique allows the correction of the aberrations from the first part of the laser system, and the pre-compensation of the aberrations built in the second part. This approach will allow an effective aberration management in the laser chain, to protect the optical surfaces and optimize performances, and is the only possible approach for multi-Petawatt laser system from the technical and economical point of view. This approach is now possible after the introduction of new deformable mirrors with lower static aberrations and higher dynamic than the standard devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6584, Adaptive Optics for Laser Systems and Other Applications, 658404 (31 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721581
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Federico Canova, Lab. d'Optique Appliquée, CNRS, ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Lorenzo Canova, Lab. d'Optique Appliquée, CNRS, ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Alessandro Flacco, Lab. d'Optique Appliquée, CNRS, ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Raphaël Clady, Lab. d'Optique Appliquée, CNRS, ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Jean-Paul Chambaret, Lab. d'Optique Appliquée, CNRS, ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Fabien Plé, Lab. d'interaction du rayonnement X avec la matière (France)
Moana Pittman, Lab. d'interaction du rayonnement X avec la matière (France)
Thomas A. Planchon, Colorado School of Mines (United States)
Marco Silva, Univ. Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Roberto Benocci, Univ. Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Gianni Lucchini, Univ. Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Dimitri Batani, Univ. Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Emeric Lavergne, Imagine Optic (France)
Guillaume Dovillaire, Imagine Optic (France)
Xavier Levecq, Imagine Optic (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6584:
Adaptive Optics for Laser Systems and Other Applications
Gilles Cheriaux; Chris J. Hooker; Michal Stupka, Editor(s)

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