Abstract

Recently, an amplification technique for ultrashort pulses was explored in detail in a theoretical paper by Ross et al. [Opt. Commun.144, 125 (1997)]. The technique, based on nonlinear optics, is called optical parametric chirped pulse amplification. It has a number of features that, in principle, make it highly attractive. It primarily offers extremely large gains simultaneously with extremely large bandwidths. Additional attractions are virtually no spatial and temporal phase distortion of the amplified pulse, high efficiencies and a low thermal loading, reduced amplified spontaneous emission levels, small optical material lengths, and an inherent simplicity of implementation. We present an evaluation of the technique as a front end amplifier for the ultrashort pulse amplification chain of the Vulcan laser system. Such a device could replace some of the existing amplification in Nd:glass and additionally have a wider effect as a direct replacement of Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifiers on large-scale chirped pulse amplification scale facilities.

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1999 (1)

1997 (3)

1996 (1)

1994 (3)

K. Yamakawa, H. Sugio, H. Daido, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Kato, S. Nakai, “1-Hz, 1-ps, terawatt Nd-glass laser,” Opt. Commun. 112, 37–42 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakatuska, H. Azechi, T. Jitsuno, T. Kanabe, S. Matsuoka, M. Miyanaga, M. Tada, S. Nakai, “Glass-laser system, GEKKO-XII upgrade for ICF ignitron,” Fusion Technol. 26, 738–744 (1994).

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

C. Rouyer, E. Mazataud, I. Allias, A. Pierre, S. Seznec, C. Sauteret, G. Mourou, A. Migus, “Generation of 50-TW femtosecond pulses in a Ti:sapphire/Nd:glass chain,” Opt. Lett. 18, 214–216 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88, 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

1985 (1)

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56, 219–221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Allias, I.

Azechi, H.

M. Nakatuska, H. Azechi, T. Jitsuno, T. Kanabe, S. Matsuoka, M. Miyanaga, M. Tada, S. Nakai, “Glass-laser system, GEKKO-XII upgrade for ICF ignitron,” Fusion Technol. 26, 738–744 (1994).

Barty, C.

Barty, C. P. J.

Barzanti, L. J.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R.

R. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, New York, 1992).

Britten, A.

Britten, J. A.

Brown, C.

Collier, J. L.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, J. L. Collier, “The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 144, 125–133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Daido, H.

K. Yamakawa, H. Sugio, H. Daido, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Kato, S. Nakai, “1-Hz, 1-ps, terawatt Nd-glass laser,” Opt. Commun. 112, 37–42 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Damerell, A. R.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dammerell, A. E.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Danson, C.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Danson, C. N.

Dival, E. J.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88, 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Edwards, C. B.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Evans, J.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Golick, B.

Hancock, S.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Herman, S.

Hirst, G. J.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Hooker, C. J.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Houliston, J. R.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Hutchinson, M. H. R.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Jitsuno, T.

M. Nakatuska, H. Azechi, T. Jitsuno, T. Kanabe, S. Matsuoka, M. Miyanaga, M. Tada, S. Nakai, “Glass-laser system, GEKKO-XII upgrade for ICF ignitron,” Fusion Technol. 26, 738–744 (1994).

Jonusauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88, 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kanabe, T.

M. Nakatuska, H. Azechi, T. Jitsuno, T. Kanabe, S. Matsuoka, M. Miyanaga, M. Tada, S. Nakai, “Glass-laser system, GEKKO-XII upgrade for ICF ignitron,” Fusion Technol. 26, 738–744 (1994).

Kartz, M.

Kato, Y.

K. Yamakawa, H. Sugio, H. Daido, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Kato, S. Nakai, “1-Hz, 1-ps, terawatt Nd-glass laser,” Opt. Commun. 112, 37–42 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa, H. Shiraga, Y. Kato, C. P. J. Barty, “Prepulse-free 30-TW, 1-ps Nd:glass laser,” Opt. Lett. 16, 1593–1595 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Key, M. H.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid State Laser Engineering, 4th ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1996).

Korn, G.

Langley, A. J.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, J. L. Collier, “The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 144, 125–133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lister, J. M. D.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Luan, S.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Matousek, P.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, J. L. Collier, “The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 144, 125–133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Matsuoka, S.

M. Nakatuska, H. Azechi, T. Jitsuno, T. Kanabe, S. Matsuoka, M. Miyanaga, M. Tada, S. Nakai, “Glass-laser system, GEKKO-XII upgrade for ICF ignitron,” Fusion Technol. 26, 738–744 (1994).

Mazataud, E.

Mercer, I. P.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Migus, A.

Miller, J.

Miyanaga, M.

M. Nakatuska, H. Azechi, T. Jitsuno, T. Kanabe, S. Matsuoka, M. Miyanaga, M. Tada, S. Nakai, “Glass-laser system, GEKKO-XII upgrade for ICF ignitron,” Fusion Technol. 26, 738–744 (1994).

Mourou, G.

Nakai, S.

M. Nakatuska, H. Azechi, T. Jitsuno, T. Kanabe, S. Matsuoka, M. Miyanaga, M. Tada, S. Nakai, “Glass-laser system, GEKKO-XII upgrade for ICF ignitron,” Fusion Technol. 26, 738–744 (1994).

K. Yamakawa, H. Sugio, H. Daido, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Kato, S. Nakai, “1-Hz, 1-ps, terawatt Nd-glass laser,” Opt. Commun. 112, 37–42 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nakatsuka, M.

K. Yamakawa, H. Sugio, H. Daido, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Kato, S. Nakai, “1-Hz, 1-ps, terawatt Nd-glass laser,” Opt. Commun. 112, 37–42 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nakatuska, M.

M. Nakatuska, H. Azechi, T. Jitsuno, T. Kanabe, S. Matsuoka, M. Miyanaga, M. Tada, S. Nakai, “Glass-laser system, GEKKO-XII upgrade for ICF ignitron,” Fusion Technol. 26, 738–744 (1994).

Norreys, P.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Osvay, K.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Pennington, D.

Pepler, D. A.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Perry, M. D.

Pierre, A.

Piskarskas, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88, 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Powell, H. T.

Raksi, F.

Rodkiss, D. A.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rose-Petruck, C.

Ross, I. N.

I. N. Ross, M. Trentelman, C. N. Danson, “Optimization of a chirped-pulse amplification Nd:glass laser,” Appl. Opt. 36, 9348–9358 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, J. L. Collier, “The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 144, 125–133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rouyer, C.

Sauteret, C.

Seznec, S.

Shaw, M. J.

I. N. Ross, A. R. Damerell, E. J. Dival, J. Evans, G. J. Hirst, C. J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, M. H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, K. Osvay, M. J. Shaw, “A1 TW KrF laser using chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Commun. 109, 288–295 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Shiraga, H.

Smith, M. A.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. A.

C. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, A. E. Dammerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. Wyatt, F. Zhou, “High-contrast multiterawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the Vulcan laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103, 392–397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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