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High-energy 1 Hz titanium sapphire amplifier for PetaWatt class lasers
Author(s): François Lureau; Sébastien Laux; Olivier Casagrande; Christophe Radier; Olivier Chalus; Frédéric Caradec; Christophe Simon-Boisson
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Paper Abstract

We have obtained 23 J uncompressed laser pulses at a repetition rate of 1 Hz with a spectral width of 41 nm FWHM which could produce 600 TW if compressed ; this is the highest energy obtained to date from a Titanium Sapphire amplifier working at a such repetition rate. This amplifier is part of a 1.3 PW laser system under construction by Thales Optronique for the BELLA project of LBNL aiming laser wakefield acceleration of electrons up to 10 GeV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8235, Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices, 823513 (15 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908127
Show Author Affiliations
François Lureau, Thales Optronique S.A. (France)
Sébastien Laux, Thales Optronique S.A. (France)
Olivier Casagrande, Thales Optronique S.A. (France)
Christophe Radier, Thales Optronique S.A. (France)
Olivier Chalus, Thales Optronique S.A. (France)
Frédéric Caradec, Thales Optronique S.A. (France)
Christophe Simon-Boisson, Thales Optronique S.A. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8235:
Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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