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25TW Ti:sapphire laser chain at PALS
Author(s): J. Hřebiček; B. Rus; J. C. Lagron; J. Polan; T. Havlíček; T. Mocek; J. Nejdl; M. Pešlo
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of the Ti:sapphire laser chain recently commissioned at the PALS laboratory. The laser is based on commercial laser units and of an in-house-designed-and-built compressor. The system provides peak power of 25 TW in <40-fs pulses and delivers up to 0.9 J on the target in the main beam, at a repetition rate of 10 Hz. The laser chain employs conventional CPA amplification technique consisting of oscillator, stretcher, regenerative amplifier, pulse picker, and multipass amplifier, followed by compressor. The compressor is designed to use residual zero diffraction orders to produce two additional 50-mJ beams. One of these beams is compressed by an additional small-size compressor. All three beams can be delayed with respect to each other in the range of about 0-20 ns. The beams are delivered by vacuum distribution system into a target room serving to development of sources of X-rays and accelerated particles. In the near future the system will be synchronized with the PALS kJ laser and will serve as an ultrafast diagnostic probe beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8080, Diode-Pumped High Energy and High Power Lasers; ELI: Ultrarelativistic Laser-Matter Interactions and Petawatt Photonics; and HiPER: the European Pathway to Laser Energy, 80800U (9 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.899051
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J. Hřebiček, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
B. Rus, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
J. C. Lagron, Univ. Paris-Sud 11 (France)
J. Polan, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
T. Havlíček, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
T. Mocek, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
J. Nejdl, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
M. Pešlo, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8080:
Diode-Pumped High Energy and High Power Lasers; ELI: Ultrarelativistic Laser-Matter Interactions and Petawatt Photonics; and HiPER: the European Pathway to Laser Energy
Luis O. Silva; Leonida Antonio Gizzi; Joachim Hein; Georg Korn; Chris Edwards, Editor(s)

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