Abstract

A chirped-pulse amplification Ti:sapphire laser system has been designed using a 10-Hz 100-TW Ti:sapphire laser to generate 0.1-Hz 0.5-PW laser pulses and optimize their temporal qualities such as temporal contrast and pulse duration. A high-energy booster amplifier to be added is expected to produce an energy above 30 J through the parasitic lasing suppression and the efficient amplification. To improve the temporal contrast of the laser pulses, a high-contrast 1-kHz amplifier system is used as a front-end. A grating stretcher which makes the laser pulse have 1-ns duration is used to prevent optical damages due to high pulse energy during amplification. A grating compressor has been designed with group delay analysis to obtain the recompressed pulse duration close to the transform-limited pulse duration. The final laser pulses are expected to have energy above 20 J and duration below 40 fs.

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2008 (5)

V. Yanovsky, V. Chvykov, G. Kalinchenko, P. Rousseau, T. Planchon, T. Matsuoka, A. Maksimchuk, J. Nees, G. Cheriaux, G. Mourou, and K. Krushelnick, "Ultra-high intensity-300-TW laser at 0.1 Hz repetition rate," Opt. Exp. 16, 2109-2114 (2008)
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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2007 (3)

K.-H. Hong, T. J. Yu, J. H. Sung, I. W. Choi, T. M. Jeong, S. K. Lee, Y.-C. Noh, D.-K. Ko, and J. Lee, "Optical damage evaluation of a CPA Ti:sapphire laser for the safe design of a PW system," in Proc. CLEO/PR (Korea, 2007), paper WP 061

F. Ple, M. Pittman, G. Jamelot, and J.-P. Chambaret, "Design and emonstration of a high-energy booster amplifier for a high-repetition rate petawatt class laser system," Opt. Lett. 32, 238-240 (2007)
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

T. Ditmire, S. Bless, G. Dyer, A. Edens, W. Grigsby, G. Hays, K. Madison, A. Maltsev, J. Colvin, M. J. Edwards, R. W. Lee, P. Patel, D. Price, B. A. Remington, R. Sheppherd, A. Wootton, J. Zweiback, E. Liang, and K. A. Kielty, "Overview of future directions in high energy-density and high-field science using ultra-intense laser," Radiation Physics and Chemistry 70, 535-552 (2004)
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, "0.85-PW, 33-fs Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1594-1596 (2003)
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74, 529-535 (2002)
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

F. G. Patterson, J. Bonlie, D. Price, and B. White, "Suppression of parasitic lasing in large-aperture Ti:sapphire laser amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 24, 963-965 (1999)
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, "100-TW sub-20-fs Ti:sapphire laser system operating at a 10-Hz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 23, 1468-1470 (1998)
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

J. P. Chambaret, C. Le Blanc, G. Chériaux, P. Curley, G. Darpentigny, P. Rousseau, G. Hamoniaux, A. Antonetti, and F. Salin, "Generation of 25-TW, 32-fs pulses at 10 Hz," Opt. Lett. 21, 1921-1923 (1996)
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

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]

1994 (1)

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, J. Squier, and G. Mourou, "Laser-induced breakdown by impact ionization in <TEX>$Sio_2$</TEX> with pulse widths from 7 ns to 150 fs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071-3073 (1994)
[CrossRef]

1963 (1)

L. M. Frantz and J. S. Nodvik, "Theory of pulse propagation in a laser amplifier," J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2346-2349 (1963)
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, J. Squier, and G. Mourou, "Laser-induced breakdown by impact ionization in <TEX>$Sio_2$</TEX> with pulse widths from 7 ns to 150 fs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071-3073 (1994)
[CrossRef]

Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics (1)

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74, 529-535 (2002)
[CrossRef]

in Proc. CLEO/PR (1)

K.-H. Hong, T. J. Yu, J. H. Sung, I. W. Choi, T. M. Jeong, S. K. Lee, Y.-C. Noh, D.-K. Ko, and J. Lee, "Optical damage evaluation of a CPA Ti:sapphire laser for the safe design of a PW system," in Proc. CLEO/PR (Korea, 2007), paper WP 061

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

L. M. Frantz and J. S. Nodvik, "Theory of pulse propagation in a laser amplifier," J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2346-2349 (1963)
[CrossRef]

JOSA B (1)

H. T. Kim, C.-M Kim, I. W. Choi, H. C. Kang, N. Hafz, S. G. Lee, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, K.–H. Hong, T. M. Jeong, Y.-C. Noh, D.-K. Ko, J. Tummler, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, K. A. Janulewicz, and J. Lee, "Characteristics of Ni-like silver x-ray laser pumped by single profiled laser pulse," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 76-84 (2008)
[CrossRef]

Journal of the Korean Physical Society (1)

T. M. Jeong, D.-K. Ko, and J. Lee, "Deformation of the focal spot of an ultrashort high-power laser pulse due to chromatic aberration by a beam expander," J. Korean Phys. Soc. 50, 1767-1773 (2008)

Nature Photonics (1)

N. A. M. Hafz, T. M. Jeong, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. H. Pae, V. V. Kulagin, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, K.-H. Hong, T. Hosokai, J. R. Cary, D.-K. Ko, and J. Lee, "Stable generation of GeV-class electron beams from self-guided laser- plasma channels," Nat. Photonics 2, 571-577 (2008)
[CrossRef]

Optics Express (3)

X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, C. Li, L. Lin, B. Zhao, Y. Jiang, X. Lu, M. Hu, C. Zhang, H. Lu, D. Yin, Y. Jiang, X. Lu, H. Wei, J. Zhu, R. Li, and Z. Xu, "Parasitic lasing suppression in high gain femtosecond petawatt Ti:sapphire amplifier," Opt. Exp. 15, 15535-15341 (2007)
[CrossRef]

V. Yanovsky, V. Chvykov, G. Kalinchenko, P. Rousseau, T. Planchon, T. Matsuoka, A. Maksimchuk, J. Nees, G. Cheriaux, G. Mourou, and K. Krushelnick, "Ultra-high intensity-300-TW laser at 0.1 Hz repetition rate," Opt. Exp. 16, 2109-2114 (2008)
[CrossRef]

K. Ertel, C. Hooker, S. J. Hawkes, B. T. Parry, and J. L. Collier, "ASE suppression in a high energy titanium sapphire amplifier," Opt. Exp. 16, 8039-8049 (2008)
[CrossRef]

Optics Letters (5)

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, "0.85-PW, 33-fs Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1594-1596 (2003)
[CrossRef]

F. Ple, M. Pittman, G. Jamelot, and J.-P. Chambaret, "Design and emonstration of a high-energy booster amplifier for a high-repetition rate petawatt class laser system," Opt. Lett. 32, 238-240 (2007)
[CrossRef]

J. P. Chambaret, C. Le Blanc, G. Chériaux, P. Curley, G. Darpentigny, P. Rousseau, G. Hamoniaux, A. Antonetti, and F. Salin, "Generation of 25-TW, 32-fs pulses at 10 Hz," Opt. Lett. 21, 1921-1923 (1996)
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, "100-TW sub-20-fs Ti:sapphire laser system operating at a 10-Hz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 23, 1468-1470 (1998)
[CrossRef]

F. G. Patterson, J. Bonlie, D. Price, and B. White, "Suppression of parasitic lasing in large-aperture Ti:sapphire laser amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 24, 963-965 (1999)
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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]

Radiation Physics and Chemistry (1)

T. Ditmire, S. Bless, G. Dyer, A. Edens, W. Grigsby, G. Hays, K. Madison, A. Maltsev, J. Colvin, M. J. Edwards, R. W. Lee, P. Patel, D. Price, B. A. Remington, R. Sheppherd, A. Wootton, J. Zweiback, E. Liang, and K. A. Kielty, "Overview of future directions in high energy-density and high-field science using ultra-intense laser," Radiation Physics and Chemistry 70, 535-552 (2004)
[CrossRef]

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