Abstract

High-energy petawatt lasers use series of spatial filters in their amplification section. The refractive lenses employed introduce longitudinal chromatism that can spatially and temporally distort the ultrafast laser beam after focusing. To ensure optimum performances of petawatt laser facilities, these distortions need to be corrected. Several solutions using reflective, refractive, or diffractive optical components can be addressed. We give herein a review of these various possibilities with their application to the PETAL (Petawatt Aquitaine Laser at the Laser Integration Line facility) laser beamline and show that diffractive-based corrections appear to be the most promising.

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2006 (4)

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," in special issue on fast ignition, Fus. Sci. Technol. 49, 453 (2006).

U. Fuchs and U. D. Zeitner, "Hybrid optics for focusing ultrashort laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 1516-1518 (2006).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (4)

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, "High-energy petawatt capability for the Omega laser," Opt. Photon. News 16, 30 (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 Non-linear Wave Physics, A. Sergeev, ed., Proc. SPIE 5975, 30 (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," Fus. Sci. Technol. 47, 662 (2005).

M. Martinez, E. Gaul, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, D. Gorski, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, D. Hammond, M. Gerity, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, "The Texas Petawatt Laser," in Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005, G. J. Exarhos, A. H. Guenther, K. L. Lewis, D. Ristau, M. J. Soileau, and C. J. Stolz, eds., Proc. SPIE 5991, 1N-1 (2005).

2004 (4)

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, M. A. Lane and C. R. Wuest, eds., 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]

C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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, S239-S246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

J. H. Campbell, "Damage resistant optical glasses for high power lasers: a continuing glass science and technology challenge," Glass Sci. Technol. 75, 91-108 (2002).

M. Daimon and A. Masumura, "High accuracy measurements of the refractive index and its temperature coefficient of calcium fluoride in a wide wavelength range from 138 to 2326 nm," Appl. Opt. 41, 5275-5281 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

1999 (1)

M. Bray, A. Liard, and G. Chabassier, "Laser megajoule optics (I): New methods of optical specifications," in Optical Fabrication and Testing, R. Geyl and J. Maxwell, eds., Proc. SPIE 3739, 449-460 (1999).

1997 (1)

M. L. André, "Status of the LMJ project," in Solid State Lasers for Applications to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, M. L. André, ed., Proc. SPIE 3047, 38 (1997).

1989 (2)

Z. Bor, "Distortion of femtosecond laser pulses in lenses," Opt. Lett. 14, 119-121 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, "Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals," Phys. Rev. B 39, 3337-3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

T. Stone and N. George, "Hybrid diffractive-refractive lenses and achromats," Appl. Opt. 27, 2960-2971 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Bor, "Distortions of femtosecond laser pulses in lens systems," J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1907-1918 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

1979 (1)

1966 (1)

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

Adair, R.

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, "Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals," Phys. Rev. B 39, 3337-3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Amiranoff, F.

C. Le Blanc, C. Felix, J. C. Lagron, N. Forget, Ph. Hollander, A. M. Sautivet, C. Sauteret, F. Amiranoff, 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.

André, M. L.

M. L. André, "Status of the LMJ project," in Solid State Lasers for Applications to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, M. L. André, ed., Proc. SPIE 3047, 38 (1997).

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," Fus. Sci. Technol. 47, 662 (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," in special issue on fast ignition, Fus. Sci. Technol. 49, 453 (2006).

Barty, C. P. J.

C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (2004).
[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).

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 Non-linear Wave Physics, A. Sergeev, ed., Proc. SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Blakeney, J.

M. Martinez, E. Gaul, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, D. Gorski, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, D. Hammond, M. Gerity, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, "The Texas Petawatt Laser," in Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005, G. J. Exarhos, A. H. Guenther, K. L. Lewis, D. Ristau, M. J. Soileau, and C. J. Stolz, eds., Proc. SPIE 5991, 1N-1 (2005).

Blanchot, N.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Néauport, E. Sibé, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 6013-6021 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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," in special issue on fast ignition, Fus. Sci. Technol. 49, 453 (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 Non-linear Wave Physics, A. Sergeev, ed., Proc. SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Bor, Z.

Z. Bor, "Distortion of femtosecond laser pulses in lenses," Opt. Lett. 14, 119-121 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Bor, "Distortions of femtosecond laser pulses in lens systems," J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1907-1918 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principle of Optics, 7th ed. (Cambridge University), p. 186.

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," in special issue on fast ignition, Fus. Sci. Technol. 49, 453 (2006).

Bray, M.

M. Bray, A. Liard, and G. Chabassier, "Laser megajoule optics (I): New methods of optical specifications," in Optical Fabrication and Testing, R. Geyl and J. Maxwell, eds., Proc. SPIE 3739, 449-460 (1999).

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," in special issue on fast ignition, Fus. Sci. Technol. 49, 453 (2006).

C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Brown, C.

C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (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, S239-S246 (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, S239-S246 (2004).
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Sautivet, A. M.

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Schmid, A. W.

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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, S239-S246 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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," Fus. Sci. Technol. 47, 662 (2005).

Sibé, E.

Skulina, K.

C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Spaeth, M.

C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (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, M. A. Lane and C. R. Wuest, eds., Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
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Stuart, B.

C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (2004).
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C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, I. Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Ngyuen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, and B. Wattellier, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments," Nucl. Fusion 44, S266-S275 (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, M. A. Lane and C. R. Wuest, eds., Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (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, S239-S246 (2004).
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L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, "High-energy petawatt capability for the Omega laser," Opt. Photon. News 16, 30 (2005).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

PETAL amplifier section baseline with angular multiplexing. The L-turn is realized with two mirrors (Mdt2, M2). The transport spatial filter (FST) and cavity spatial filter (FSC) are surrounded.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical system equivalent to a plane mirror. Curvature center of mirror C and lens focus point F are placed at the same position.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Null power compensation system. Two plano-concave lenses with interspace filled with matching-index liquid of the same index as the lenses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Focusing grating.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Delay Δ T corresponds to the difference of the marginal and axial ray lengths.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Delay Contribution of Each Lens of the Petawatt Aquitaine Laser Amplifier Section

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Δ T = λ r 2 2 c f ( n 1 ) d n d λ = λ r 2 2 c f 2 d f d λ ,
Δ T = i = 1 N λ r i 2 2 c f i ( n i 1 ) ( d n d λ ) i .
Δ F ( λ ) = F 2 r 2 i = 1 N r i 2 f i [ δ f i ( λ ) f i ] = F 2 r 2 × ( λ λ 0 ) λ 0 × 2 c × Δ T .
Δ F Z = K × Δ T τ .
ν = n D 1 n F n C .
Δ T = λ c [ ( d n d λ ) glass ( d n d λ ) liq ] × e ,
d f d λ = f λ .
Δ T = λ r 2 2 c f 2 d f d λ = r 2 2 c f = r N λ 2 c .
Δ T = m λ c = r 2 2 f λ × λ c = r N λ 2 c .
m = c × Δ T λ = 433 grooves .
d 2 f d λ 2 = 2 f λ 2 .
( δ f f ) dif = Δ λ λ + Δ λ 2 λ 2 + O [ ( Δ λ λ ) 3 ] .
( δ f f ) ref = Δ λ ( n 1 ) d n d λ + [ 1 ( n 1 ) 2 ( d n d λ ) 2 1 2 ( n 1 ) d 2 n d λ 2 ] Δ λ 2 + O [ ( Δ λ λ ) 3 ] .
Δ z Z = 1 λ { [ i = 1 P r i 2 f i ( δ f i ( λ ) f i ) ] ref + [ j = 1 M r j 2 f j ( δ f j ( λ ) f j ) ] dif } .
Δ z Z = Δ λ 2 λ 2 ( j = 1 M r j 2 f j ) dif [ 1 λ + ( d 2 n / d λ 2 2 d n / d λ 1 n 1 d n d λ ) ] .

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