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Numerical simulations for OPCPA crystals: YCOB performance and use in different regimes
Author(s): Hugo Pires; Marco Galimberti; Gonçalo Figueira
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Paper Abstract

In this work we perform a simulation study for yttrium calcium oxyborate (YCOB) as the nonlinear medium for optical parametric amplification. These results will be used to design a new large bandwidth, 10 Hz, OPCPA stage at the Laboratory for Intense Lasers at IST, pumped by an ytterbium-based amplifier and seeded by a white light continuum. Different regimes are tested to assess the scalability of the material

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Date Published: 26 July 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 80010R (26 July 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894536
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Hugo Pires, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)
Marco Galimberti, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Gonçalo Figueira, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8001:
International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe Costa, Editor(s)

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