Abstract

High-energy petawatt lasers using the chirped-pulse amplification technique require meter-sized gratings to limit the beam fluence on the surface of the grating. An alternative, studied by many groups, is a mosaic grating consisting of smaller, coherently added gratings. We propose what we believe to be a new compression scheme consisting of beam phasing instead of grating mosaic phasing. This synthetic aperture compression scheme allows us to control the beam thanks to a unique segmented mirror equipped with three degrees of freedom. With this configuration, the beam is divided into small subapertures adapted to the classical grating size. After compression, these subapertures are coherently added before the focusing stage. Therefore the alignment processes are simplified.

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2006

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. Le Garrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. Le Blanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, "Laser challenges for fast ignition," Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition 49, 453-482 (2006).

2005

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

2004

T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, "Demonstration of coherent addition of multiple gratings for high-energy chirped-pulse-amplified lasers," Opt. Lett. 29, 635-637 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Britten, W. Molander, A. M. Komashko, and C. P. J. Barty, "Multilayer dielectric gratings for petawatt-class laser systems," in 35th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials,Proc. SPIE 5273, 1-7 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Kessler, "Demonstration of real time, phase locked alignment of tiled gratings for chirped pulse amplification lasers," LLE Rev. 100, 242-251 (2004).

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, "Prospects and progress at LIL and Megajoule," Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135-B141 (2004).
[CrossRef]

I. Jovanic, C. G. Brown, B. C. Stuart, W. A. Molander, N. D. Nielsen, B. F. Wattellier, J. A. Britten, D. M. Pennignton, and C. P. Barty, "Precision damage tests of multilayer dielectric grating for high energy PW lasers," in Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Proc. SPIE 5647, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

B. Touzet and J. R. Gilchrist, "Multilayer dielectric gratings enable more-powerful high-energy lasers," Photonics Spectra 37, 68-75 (2003).

O. Morice, "Miró: complete modeling and software for pulse amplification and propagation in high-power laser systems," Opt. Eng. 42, 1530-1541 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000

B. C. Li, W. Theobald, E. Welsch, and R. Sauerbrey, "Optimization of grating size in CPA laser system," Appl. Phys. B 71, 819-826 (2000).

1998

T. Zhang, M. Yonemura, and Y. Kato, "An array-grating compressor for high-power chirped-pulse amplification lasers," Opt. Commun. 145, 367-376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and 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]

1995

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, "Laser-induced damage in dielectrics with nanosecond to subpicosecond pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2248-2251 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Perry, R. D. Bayd, J. A. Britten, B. W. Shore, C. Shannar, and L. Li, "High efficiency multilayer dielectric diffraction gratings," Opt. Lett. 20, 940-942 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1992

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

1985

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1966

V. I. Bespalov and V. I. Talanov, "Filamentary structure of light beams in non-linear liquids," JETP Lett. 3, 307-310 (1966).

Azechi, H.

K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

Barty, C.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. Le Garrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. Le Blanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, "Laser challenges for fast ignition," Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition 49, 453-482 (2006).

Barty, C. P.

I. Jovanic, C. G. Brown, B. C. Stuart, W. A. Molander, N. D. Nielsen, B. F. Wattellier, J. A. Britten, D. M. Pennignton, and C. P. Barty, "Precision damage tests of multilayer dielectric grating for high energy PW lasers," in Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Proc. SPIE 5647, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barty, C. P. J.

J. A. Britten, W. Molander, A. M. Komashko, and C. P. J. Barty, "Multilayer dielectric gratings for petawatt-class laser systems," in 35th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials,Proc. SPIE 5273, 1-7 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. N. Fittinghoff, B. Wattellier, and C. P. J. Barty, "Advanced compressor designs for high energy petawatt pulse generation," in Proceedings of Third International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, B. A. Hammel, D. D. Meyerhofer, J. Meyer ter Vehn, and H. Azechi, eds. (American Nuclear Society, 2004), pp. 630-633.

Bayd, R. D.

Baynard, E.

A. Cotel, N. Forget, C. Brach, F. Bonnemason, E. Baynard, C. Le Bris, and C. Le Blanc, "Characterisation of multilayer dielectric gratings for petawatt-class lasers," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md. (Optical Society of America), 23-27 May 2005.

Bespalov, V. I.

V. I. Bespalov and V. I. Talanov, "Filamentary structure of light beams in non-linear liquids," JETP Lett. 3, 307-310 (1966).

Bignon, E.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

Blanchot, N.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. Le Garrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. Le Blanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, "Laser challenges for fast ignition," Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition 49, 453-482 (2006).

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant, and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).

G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, S. Montant, and C. Sauteret, "Spectral and spatial phase distortions induced by mosaic grating compressor for petawatt laser," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (Optical Society of America), 16-21 May 2004.

Bonnemason, F.

A. Cotel, N. Forget, C. Brach, F. Bonnemason, E. Baynard, C. Le Bris, and C. Le Blanc, "Characterisation of multilayer dielectric gratings for petawatt-class lasers," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md. (Optical Society of America), 23-27 May 2005.

Borneis, S.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. Le Garrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. Le Blanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, "Laser challenges for fast ignition," Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition 49, 453-482 (2006).

Brach, C.

A. Cotel, N. Forget, C. Brach, F. Bonnemason, E. Baynard, C. Le Bris, and C. Le Blanc, "Characterisation of multilayer dielectric gratings for petawatt-class lasers," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md. (Optical Society of America), 23-27 May 2005.

Britten, J.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. Le Garrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. Le Blanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, "Laser challenges for fast ignition," Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition 49, 453-482 (2006).

Britten, J. A.

I. Jovanic, C. G. Brown, B. C. Stuart, W. A. Molander, N. D. Nielsen, B. F. Wattellier, J. A. Britten, D. M. Pennignton, and C. P. Barty, "Precision damage tests of multilayer dielectric grating for high energy PW lasers," in Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Proc. SPIE 5647, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Britten, W. Molander, A. M. Komashko, and C. P. J. Barty, "Multilayer dielectric gratings for petawatt-class laser systems," in 35th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials,Proc. SPIE 5273, 1-7 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Perry, R. D. Bayd, J. A. Britten, B. W. Shore, C. Shannar, and L. Li, "High efficiency multilayer dielectric diffraction gratings," Opt. Lett. 20, 940-942 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brown, C. G.

I. Jovanic, C. G. Brown, B. C. Stuart, W. A. Molander, N. D. Nielsen, B. F. Wattellier, J. A. Britten, D. M. Pennignton, and C. P. Barty, "Precision damage tests of multilayer dielectric grating for high energy PW lasers," in Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Proc. SPIE 5647, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Brummitt, P. A.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bunkenburg, J.

Burkhart, S. C.

B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Cavailler, C.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, "Prospects and progress at LIL and Megajoule," Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135-B141 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Clarke, R. J.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Coïc, H.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

Collier, J. L.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and 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]

Cotel, A.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

Manes, K. R.

B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, S. Montant, and C. Sauteret, "Spectral and spatial phase distortions induced by mosaic grating compressor for petawatt laser," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (Optical Society of America), 16-21 May 2004.

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant, and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Marshall, C. D.

B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
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Meyerhofer, D. D.

Migus, A.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
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K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

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K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, S. Montant, and C. Sauteret, "Spectral and spatial phase distortions induced by mosaic grating compressor for petawatt laser," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (Optical Society of America), 16-21 May 2004.

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant, and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).

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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant, and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Murray, J. E.

B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
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K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

Nagatomo, H.

K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

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K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

Nakao, Y.

K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
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I. Jovanic, C. G. Brown, B. C. Stuart, W. A. Molander, N. D. Nielsen, B. F. Wattellier, J. A. Britten, D. M. Pennignton, and C. P. Barty, "Precision damage tests of multilayer dielectric grating for high energy PW lasers," in Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Proc. SPIE 5647, 34-39 (2004).
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K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

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K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
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Reason, C. J.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
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I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
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S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant, and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).

G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, S. Montant, and C. Sauteret, "Spectral and spatial phase distortions induced by mosaic grating compressor for petawatt laser," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (Optical Society of America), 16-21 May 2004.

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B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, "Laser-induced damage in dielectrics with nanosecond to subpicosecond pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2248-2251 (1995).
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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

Sakagami, H.

K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. Le Blanc, C. Felix, J. C. Lagron, N. Forget, Ph. Hollander, J. Tran, A. M. Sautivet, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, "The petawatt laser glass chain at LULI: from the diode-pumped front end to the new generation of compact compressors," in Proceedings of Third International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, B. A. Hammel, D. D. Meyerhofer, J. Meyer ter Vehn, and H. Azechi, eds. (American Nuclear Society, 2004), pp. 608-611.

G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, S. Montant, and C. Sauteret, "Spectral and spatial phase distortions induced by mosaic grating compressor for petawatt laser," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (Optical Society of America), 16-21 May 2004.

Sautivet, A. M.

C. Le Blanc, C. Felix, J. C. Lagron, N. Forget, Ph. Hollander, J. Tran, A. M. Sautivet, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, "The petawatt laser glass chain at LULI: from the diode-pumped front end to the new generation of compact compressors," in Proceedings of Third International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, B. A. Hammel, D. D. Meyerhofer, J. Meyer ter Vehn, and H. Azechi, eds. (American Nuclear Society, 2004), pp. 608-611.

Schmid, A. W.

J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. Le Garrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. Le Blanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, "Laser challenges for fast ignition," Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition 49, 453-482 (2006).

Seznec, S.

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Shaikh, W.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shannar, C.

Shiraga, H.

K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

Shore, B. W.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, "Laser-induced damage in dielectrics with nanosecond to subpicosecond pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2248-2251 (1995).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Speck, D. R.

B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

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I. Jovanic, C. G. Brown, B. C. Stuart, W. A. Molander, N. D. Nielsen, B. F. Wattellier, J. A. Britten, D. M. Pennignton, and C. P. Barty, "Precision damage tests of multilayer dielectric grating for high energy PW lasers," in Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Proc. SPIE 5647, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, "Laser-induced damage in dielectrics with nanosecond to subpicosecond pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2248-2251 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
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B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, S. Montant, and C. Sauteret, "Spectral and spatial phase distortions induced by mosaic grating compressor for petawatt laser," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (Optical Society of America), 16-21 May 2004.

Vivini, P.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

Wattellier, B.

D. N. Fittinghoff, B. Wattellier, and C. P. J. Barty, "Advanced compressor designs for high energy petawatt pulse generation," in Proceedings of Third International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, B. A. Hammel, D. D. Meyerhofer, J. Meyer ter Vehn, and H. Azechi, eds. (American Nuclear Society, 2004), pp. 630-633.

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant, and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Wattellier, B. F.

I. Jovanic, C. G. Brown, B. C. Stuart, W. A. Molander, N. D. Nielsen, B. F. Wattellier, J. A. Britten, D. M. Pennignton, and C. P. Barty, "Precision damage tests of multilayer dielectric grating for high energy PW lasers," in Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Proc. SPIE 5647, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. Le Garrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. Le Blanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, "Laser challenges for fast ignition," Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition 49, 453-482 (2006).

Wegner, P. J.

B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
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B. C. Li, W. Theobald, E. Welsch, and R. Sauerbrey, "Optimization of grating size in CPA laser system," Appl. Phys. B 71, 819-826 (2000).

Winstone, T. B.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wyatt, R. W. W.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wyborn, B. E.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
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[CrossRef]

Zhang, T.

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[CrossRef]

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J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. Barty, B. Le Garrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. Le Blanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, E. Moses, J. Britten, I. Jovanovic, J. Dawson, and N. Blanchot, "Laser challenges for fast ignition," Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition 49, 453-482 (2006).

Appl. Phys. B

B. C. Li, W. Theobald, E. Welsch, and R. Sauerbrey, "Optimization of grating size in CPA laser system," Appl. Phys. B 71, 819-826 (2000).

Fusion Sci. Technol.

K. Mima, H. Azechi, Y. Johzaki, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, Y. Kozaki, N. Miyanaga, K. Nagai, H. Nagatomo, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Nakao, and H. Sakagami, "Present status of fast ignition research and prospects of FIREX project," Fusion Sci. Technol. 47, 662-666 (2005).

Fusion Sci. Technol. special issue on fast ignition

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IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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V. I. Bespalov and V. I. Talanov, "Filamentary structure of light beams in non-linear liquids," JETP Lett. 3, 307-310 (1966).

LLE Rev.

T. Kessler, "Demonstration of real time, phase locked alignment of tiled gratings for chirped pulse amplification lasers," LLE Rev. 100, 242-251 (2004).

Nucl. Fusion

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan Petawatt--an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, 239-246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

T. Zhang, M. Yonemura, and Y. Kato, "An array-grating compressor for high-power chirped-pulse amplification lasers," Opt. Commun. 145, 367-376 (1998).
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[CrossRef]

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Proc. SPIE

B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility,Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
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I. Jovanic, C. G. Brown, B. C. Stuart, W. A. Molander, N. D. Nielsen, B. F. Wattellier, J. A. Britten, D. M. Pennignton, and C. P. Barty, "Precision damage tests of multilayer dielectric grating for high energy PW lasers," in Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Proc. SPIE 5647, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. Le Blanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility in aquitaine," in Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics,Proc. SPIE 5975, 100-115 (2005).

Other

G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, S. Montant, and C. Sauteret, "Spectral and spatial phase distortions induced by mosaic grating compressor for petawatt laser," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (Optical Society of America), 16-21 May 2004.

C. Le Blanc, C. Felix, J. C. Lagron, N. Forget, Ph. Hollander, J. Tran, A. M. Sautivet, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, "The petawatt laser glass chain at LULI: from the diode-pumped front end to the new generation of compact compressors," in Proceedings of Third International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, B. A. Hammel, D. D. Meyerhofer, J. Meyer ter Vehn, and H. Azechi, eds. (American Nuclear Society, 2004), pp. 608-611.

D. N. Fittinghoff, B. Wattellier, and C. P. J. Barty, "Advanced compressor designs for high energy petawatt pulse generation," in Proceedings of Third International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, B. A. Hammel, D. D. Meyerhofer, J. Meyer ter Vehn, and H. Azechi, eds. (American Nuclear Society, 2004), pp. 630-633.

A. Cotel, N. Forget, C. Brach, F. Bonnemason, E. Baynard, C. Le Bris, and C. Le Blanc, "Characterisation of multilayer dielectric gratings for petawatt-class lasers," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, Md. (Optical Society of America), 23-27 May 2005.

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant, and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).

A. Cotel, S. Dorrard, H. Timsit, and C. Le Blanc, "Premières expériences de mise en phase de réseaux," in Rapport d'Activité LULI 2004-2005 (Ecole Polytechnique, 2005), 119-120.

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Unfolded compression scheme with four grating mosaics. Omega-EP (LLE) uses this scheme with mosaics of three gratings (1∕2 m range).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Diamond scheme developed to limit the number of grating mosaics and to compensate thermal effects. FIREX (ILE) uses this scheme with mosaics of two gratings (meter range).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Parameters for the grating mosaic alignment. The six degrees of freedom are reduced to three pairs of interferometric displacements for the coherent addition of the gratings: piston and shift, groove spacing and tilt, rotation and tip.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Baseline of the PETAL synthetic aperture compressor. The characteristics of the two stages are presented using two different sizes and specifications of grating. A segmented mirror is inserted between these two stages.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

In the top view, the perfect pulse shape (continuous curve) and the distorted petawatt pulse with the residual phase (dashed curve) is plotted. In the central view, the residual phase term (continuous curve) is plotted versus the wavelength with the spectral intensity profile (dashed curve). In the bottom view, a logarithm scale plot is presented to observe the temporal contrast ratio.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Intensities in the focal plane without a piston (continuous curve) and with a piston of π / 5 (dashed curve) on beams 2 and 4. A decrease of 10 % of the peak intensity is observed. On the left, the average tilt of the wavefront is plotted on the dashed line. This tilt gives a default of pointing on the intensity profile.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Intensities in the focal plane without tilt (continuous curve) and with a tilt of 1.6   μrad (dashed curve) on beams 2 and 4. A decrease of 9 % of the peak intensity is observed.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Spatial shift between the first gratings to avoid prepulses. This shift is made along the incident direction of the beam.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Comparison of the intensity profiles in the focal plane for a monolithic compressor (dotted curve) and for four independent compressors (continuous curve) for the PETAL geometry. The contrast ratio stays under 10 9 at 10   ps before the main peak.

Equations (87)

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2 J / cm 2
500   fs
( > 70 ° )
40   cm
45 cm × 42   cm
83 cm × 42 cm
( 45   cm
1   m
500   fs
3 .6   kJ
500   fs
37 cm × 37 cm
3   J / cm 2
( 350   ps )
τ 0.3
83 cm × 42   cm
1680   g / mm
2.62   m
3   nm
1 .7   ns
350   ps
45   cm × 42   cm
1780   g / mm
2   m
350   ps
500   fs
50   m
1810   g / mm
6.553   m
16   nm
0 .2   rad
0 .2   rad
( ± 3   nm
16   nm
10 10
10 %
D / 4
x = 3 a
x = a
x = a
x = 3 a
A ( x ) = rect ( 4 x D ) exp ( i Φ 3 ) δ ( x a ) + rect ( 4 x D ) exp ( i Φ 2 ) δ ( x + a ) + rect ( 4 x D ) exp ( i Φ 4 ) δ ( x 3 a ) + rect ( 4 x D ) exp ( i Φ 1 ) δ ( x + 3 a ) ,
Φ 1
Φ 2
Φ 3
Φ 4
A ˜ ( f x ) = 2 sin c ( f x D 4 ) [ exp { i [ ( Φ 1 + Φ 4 ) / 2 ] } × cos ( 2 π f x 3 a Φ 1 2 + Φ 4 2 ) + exp i [ ( Φ 2 + Φ 3 ) / 2 ] × cos ( 2 π f x a Φ 2 2 + Φ 3 2 ) ],
f x
x : f x = x / ( λ F )
I spot = A ˜ ( f x ) 2
10 %
π / 5
1.6   μrad
π / 5
π / 10
π / 3
0.04 ° C
60   μm
2 .4   10 4   g / mm
1.5   μrad
1053   nm
16   nm
± 8   nm
1053   nm
31   cm
1%
5%
10 9
45   cm × 42   cm
0 .08   rad
35   mm
( 3 .6   kJ )
0.7   rad
( 1   rad )
2.1   rad
500   fs
91%
95 %
3.6   kJ
6 .4   kJ
5%
π / 5
10 %
1.6   μrad
9 %
10 9
10   ps

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