Abstract

Novel laser applications such as laser-wake-field acceleration of particles require extreme parameters from ultra-short-pulse systems. We propose a concept capable to realize simultaneously multi-TW peak powers and multi-kW average powers by employing spatially and temporally separated amplification of chirped laser pulses delivered by fiber-amplifiers. As a combining element for the temporally 100 ns separated pulses (10 MHz repetition rate) we suggest a non-steady-state enhancement cavity using a fast switching-element to dump out the enhanced pulses at 15 kHz.

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