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Limits of the temporal contrast for CPA lasers with beams of high aperture
Author(s): Mikhail Kalashnikov; Alexander Andreev; Horst Schönnagel
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Paper Abstract

We review the impact of major effects taking place in high peak power short pulse CPA lasers, that modify the spectral amplitude and phase of a recompressed pulse and thus produce features that precede the main recompressed pulse. Especially effects associated with clipping of the spectrum, influence of the finite beam aperture on appearance of the pedestal preceding the main pulse (over the dynamic range more than 1010) as well as steepness of the leading front are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7501, International Conference on Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics 2009, 750104 (12 November 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.849182
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Mikhail Kalashnikov, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)
Alexander Andreev, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)
Horst Schönnagel, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7501:
International Conference on Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics 2009

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