Abstract

We present the experimental demonstration of a subaperture compression scheme achieved in the PETAL (PETawatt Aquitaine Laser) facility. We evidence that by dividing the beam into small subapertures fitting the available grating size, the sub-beam can be individually compressed below 1 ps, synchronized below 50 fs and then coherently added thanks to a segmented mirror.

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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
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M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33(16), 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (4)

2006 (4)

2002 (1)

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

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(7), 1662–1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Baker, K. L.

Balas, M.

Barty, C.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Barty, C. P.

Barty, C. P. J.

Behar, G.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Berthier, T.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bignon, E.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Blanchot, N.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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 a multipetawatt high-energy laser,” Appl. Opt. 45(23), 6013–6021 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant, and B. Wattellier, “Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry,” Opt. Lett. 31(17), 2634–2636 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Montant, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, and C. Sauteret, “3D numerical model for a focal plane view in case of mosaic grating compressor for high energy CPA chain,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12532–12545 (2006), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-14-25-12532 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(7), 1662–1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bonod, N.

Boubault, F.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R. D.

Britten, J. A.

Bunkenburg, J.

Canning, D.

Chappuis, C.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Coïc, H.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

E. Hugonnot, G. Deschaseaux, O. Hartmann, and H. Coïc, “Design of PETAL multipetawatt high-energy laser front end based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Appl. Opt. 46(33), 8181–8187 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cotel, A.

Damiens Dupont, C.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

de Villele, G.

Decker, D.

Deschaseaux, G.

Desserouer, F.

Dorrer, C.

Dupuy, G.

Ebrardt, J.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fiorini, C.

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(7), 1662–1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Flamand, J.

Gautheron, Y.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gibert, P.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Guardalben, M. J.

Habara, H.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hartmann, O.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

E. Hugonnot, G. Deschaseaux, O. Hartmann, and H. Coïc, “Design of PETAL multipetawatt high-energy laser front end based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Appl. Opt. 46(33), 8181–8187 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Homoelle, D.

Huang, H.

Hugonnot, E.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

E. Hugonnot, G. Deschaseaux, O. Hartmann, and H. Coïc, “Design of PETAL multipetawatt high-energy laser front end based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Appl. Opt. 46(33), 8181–8187 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jitsuno, T.

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33(16), 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kaladgew, S.

Kalb, A.

Kawasaki, T.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kelly, J. H.

Kessler, T.

Kessler, T. J.

King, G.

Kitamura, H.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kodama, R.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33(16), 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kondo, K.

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33(16), 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Laborde, F.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lavastre, E.

Le Blanc, C.

Lebeaux, D.

N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Luce, J.

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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
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N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
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Qiao, J.

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N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
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N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
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Sautarel, F.

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S. Montant, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, and C. Sauteret, “3D numerical model for a focal plane view in case of mosaic grating compressor for high energy CPA chain,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12532–12545 (2006), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-14-25-12532 .
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N. Blanchot, G. Behar, T. Berthier, E. Bignon, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens Dupont, J. Ebrardt, Y. Gautheron, P. Gibert, O. Hartmann, E. Hugonnot, F. Laborde, D. Lebeaux, J. Luce, S. Montant, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, D. Raffestin, B. Remy, A. Roques, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, C. Sauteret, and C. Rouyer, “Overview of PETAL, the multi-Petawatt project on the LIL facility,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 50(12), 124045–124054 (2008).
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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, C. Barty, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, K. Kondo, K. Mima, N. Miyanaga, Y. Nakata, H. Shiraga, K. Tanaka, K. Tsubakimoto, and M. Rushford, ““Pulse compression using segmented grating in Gekko MII system, ILE,” IFSA 2007, Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112, 032017 (2008).
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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Top view of the compression scheme with two stages. Bottom view: (b) PETAL compression for the first phase of the project with the first stage in air. (c) The segmented mirror. (d) The second stage with two independent gratings of the independent compressors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Near-field profile of the output beam from the compressor. (a) for a monochromatic pulse, (b) for a 16 nm spectral bandwidth. Beam smoothing is observed (b) in the horizontal direction corresponding to the diffraction direction.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

2D-Spectral Interferometry in presence of residual differential chirp. (a) The pulse profiles are plotted. (b) Theoretical fringe profiles. (c) Experimental pattern with a residual chirp. (d) Experimental pattern after compensation of the differential chirp.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Pulse front of 2 beams without and with spectrally dependent tilt. 2D-Spectral Interferometry results: (b) theory and (c) experiments.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) SID4 interferogram. ‘A’ first subaperture, ‘B’ second subaperture, ‘OR’ overlapping region. (b) Gradients of the phase in X direction. (c) Gradients of the phase in Y direction. (d) Reconstructed focal spot.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Experimental set-up for the first phase of the PETAL project with a double pass compressor and two independent compressors. Bottom view: (b) Near-field beam. (c) Associated autocorrelation traces. (d) Autocorrelation profiles of the two sub-apertures with pulse width values at half maximum of 650 fs for the 1st segment (continuous line) and of 870 fs for the 2nd segment (dotted line)

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

a) Synchronization measurement made with the 2D-SI for different grating distances. b) Dots are the delays measured with the 2D-SI. The line represents the theoretical delay from the grating displacement.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

(b) The calculated far field profiles are compared to the (c) direct focal spot measurements and (d) corresponding profiles. The calculated far fields are obtained by a 1D Fourier transform of (a) an experimental near field profile. The maximum intensities are compared to the ideal case for which the sub-apertures are in phase with a maximum intensity of I.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

16-hour measurements of pointing (X-direction) stability (b), and the associated focal spot (a).

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