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Tabletop Terawatt Laser By Chirped Pulse Amplification
Author(s): P Maine; D Strickland; G Mourou
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Paper Abstract

Single picosecond pulses have been amplified to the terawatt level by a tabletop Nd:glass amplifier by using the technique of chirped pulse amplification (CPA). The addition of a grating stretching stage made possible the generation and amplification of 1 ns chirped pulses, while preserving a final pulse width of 1 ps. Apart from being compact and powerful, the CPA laser provides a simple way of selecting the pulse duration, a feature which should prove very useful for high power laser-matter interaction study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0913, High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions, (11 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965137
Show Author Affiliations
P Maine, University of Rochester (United States)
D Strickland, University of Rochester (United States)
G Mourou, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0913:
High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions
Hector A. Baldis; E. Michael Campbell, Editor(s)

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