Abstract

We demonstrate the performance of an efficient insertable pulse cleaning module (IPCM) that uses a saturable absorber (SA) pair with a compensating multi-pass amplifier. IPCM consists of a first SA, a grating compressor, a second SA, a stretcher and a compensating Ti:sapphire amplifier. It is implemented with a conventional chirped pulse amplification (CPA) Ti:sapphire laser system, resulting in a double CPA system architecture, and suppresses the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) level of the pulse pedestal by about three orders of magnitude while preserving the output pulse energy and repetition-rate of the overall laser system. The duration of recompressed cleaned pulses is comparable to that obtained without the cleaning module. The effectiveness of the cleaning module is confirmed in laser-driven proton acceleration experiments. At the 109 W/cm2 pedestal level, the surface structure and electrical resistivity of an insulator target (100 nm silicon nitride) are preserved prior to the arrival of the intense ultrashort pulse.

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[CrossRef]

2009

A. Yogo, H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, S. Orimo, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Nagatomo, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, S. V. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, “Control of laser-accelerated proton beams by modifying the target density with ASE,” Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 421–425 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Mori, K. Kondo, Y. Mizuta, M. Kando, H. Kotaki, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kado, A. S. Pirozhkov, K. Ogura, H. Sugiyama, S. V. Bulanov, K. A. Tanaka, H. Nishimura, H. Daido, “Generation of stable and low-divergence 10-MeV quasimonoenergetic electron bunch using argon gas jet,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 082801 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

A. Yogo, H. Daido, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nemoto, Y. Oishi, T. Nayuki, T. Fujii, K. Ogura, S. Orimo, A. Sagisaka, J.-L. Ma, T. Z. Esirkepov, M. Mori, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, S. Nakamura, A. Noda, H. Nagatomo, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Laser ion acceleration via control of the near-critical density target,” Phys. Rev. E 77, 016401 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3, 424–429 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

V. Chvykov, P. Rousseau, S. Reed, G. Kalinchenko, V. Yanovsky, “Generation of 1011 contrast 50 TW laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 31, 1456–1458 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Nakamura, Y. Iwashita, A. Noda, T. Shirai, H. Tongu, A. Fukumi, M. Kado, A. Yogo, M. Mori, S. Orimo, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, M. Nishiuchi, Y. Hayashi, Z. Li, H. Dadio, Y. Wada, “Real-time optimization of proton production by intense short-pulse laser with time-of-flight measurement,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 2 45, L913–L916 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

M. P. Kalashnikov, E. Risse, H. Schönnagel, W. Sandner, “Double chirped-pulse-amplification laser: a way to clean pulses temporally,” Opt. Lett. 30, 923–925 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Lindau, O. Lundh, A. Persson, P. McKenna, K. Osvay, D. Batani, C.-G. Wählstrom, “Laser-accelerated protons with energy-dependent beam direction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 175002 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

G. Doumy, F. Quéré, O. Gobert, M. Perdrix, P. Martin, P. Audebert, J. C. Gauthier, J.-P. Geindre, T. Wittmann, “Complete characterization of a plasma mirror for the production of high-contrast ultraintense laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 026402 (2004)
[CrossRef]

2003

T. Nayuki, Y. Oishi, T. Fujii, K. Nemoto, T. Kayoiji, Y. Okano, Y. Hironaka, K. G. Nakamura, K. Kondo, K. Ueda, “Thin tape target driver for laser ion accelerator,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3293–3296 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001

1998

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148, 70–74 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996

1985

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

Akutsu, A.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Yogo, H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, S. Orimo, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Nagatomo, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, S. V. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, “Control of laser-accelerated proton beams by modifying the target density with ASE,” Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 421–425 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Albert, O.

Allen, M.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Audebert, P.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3, 424–429 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Doumy, F. Quéré, O. Gobert, M. Perdrix, P. Martin, P. Audebert, J. C. Gauthier, J.-P. Geindre, T. Wittmann, “Complete characterization of a plasma mirror for the production of high-contrast ultraintense laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 026402 (2004)
[CrossRef]

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Barty, C. P. J.

Batani, D.

A. Flacco, T. Ceccotti, H. George, P. Monot, P. Martin, F. Réeau, O. Tcherbakoff, P. d’fOliveira, F. Sylla, M. Veltcheva, F. Burgy, A. Tafzi, V. Malka, D. Batani, “Comparative study of laser ion acceleration with different contrast enhancement techniques,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 620, 18–22 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. Lindau, O. Lundh, A. Persson, P. McKenna, K. Osvay, D. Batani, C.-G. Wählstrom, “Laser-accelerated protons with energy-dependent beam direction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 175002 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Blazevic, A.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bolton, P. R.

Borghesi, M.

A. Macchi, M. Borghesi, M. Passoni, “Ion acceleration by superintense laser-plasma interaction,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 85, 751–793 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Bougeard, M.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3, 424–429 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Buffechoux, S.

Bulanov, S.

H. Kiriyama, M. Michiaki, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, M. Tanaka, Y. Ochi, M. Tanoue, H. Okada, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, I. Daito, D. Wakai, F. Sasao, M. Suzuki, H. Kotakai, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, S. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, S. Kawanishi, J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. J. Hooker, K. Ertel, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “High-spatiotemporal-quality petawatt-class laser system,” Appl. Opt. 49, 2105–2115 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bulanov, S. V.

H. Kiriyama, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, Y. Nakai, M. Tanoue, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. S. Pirozhkov, M. Mori, Y. Fukuda, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kando, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nagashima, M. Yamagiwa, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, P. R. Bolton, T. Tajima, N. Miyanaga, “Temporal contrast enhancement of petawatt-class laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 37, 3363–3366 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Yogo, H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, S. Orimo, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Nagatomo, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, S. V. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, “Control of laser-accelerated proton beams by modifying the target density with ASE,” Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 421–425 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Mori, K. Kondo, Y. Mizuta, M. Kando, H. Kotaki, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kado, A. S. Pirozhkov, K. Ogura, H. Sugiyama, S. V. Bulanov, K. A. Tanaka, H. Nishimura, H. Daido, “Generation of stable and low-divergence 10-MeV quasimonoenergetic electron bunch using argon gas jet,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 082801 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Yogo, H. Daido, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nemoto, Y. Oishi, T. Nayuki, T. Fujii, K. Ogura, S. Orimo, A. Sagisaka, J.-L. Ma, T. Z. Esirkepov, M. Mori, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, S. Nakamura, A. Noda, H. Nagatomo, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Laser ion acceleration via control of the near-critical density target,” Phys. Rev. E 77, 016401 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Burgy, F.

A. Flacco, T. Ceccotti, H. George, P. Monot, P. Martin, F. Réeau, O. Tcherbakoff, P. d’fOliveira, F. Sylla, M. Veltcheva, F. Burgy, A. Tafzi, V. Malka, D. Batani, “Comparative study of laser ion acceleration with different contrast enhancement techniques,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 620, 18–22 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Campbell, E. M.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ceccotti, T.

A. Flacco, T. Ceccotti, H. George, P. Monot, P. Martin, F. Réeau, O. Tcherbakoff, P. d’fOliveira, F. Sylla, M. Veltcheva, F. Burgy, A. Tafzi, V. Malka, D. Batani, “Comparative study of laser ion acceleration with different contrast enhancement techniques,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 620, 18–22 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3, 424–429 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J. P.

Cheriaux, G.

Chvykov, V.

Collier, J. L.

Cowan, T. E.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
[CrossRef]

d’fOliveira, P.

A. Flacco, T. Ceccotti, H. George, P. Monot, P. Martin, F. Réeau, O. Tcherbakoff, P. d’fOliveira, F. Sylla, M. Veltcheva, F. Burgy, A. Tafzi, V. Malka, D. Batani, “Comparative study of laser ion acceleration with different contrast enhancement techniques,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 620, 18–22 (2010).
[CrossRef]

d’Oliveira, P.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3, 424–429 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dadio, H.

S. Nakamura, Y. Iwashita, A. Noda, T. Shirai, H. Tongu, A. Fukumi, M. Kado, A. Yogo, M. Mori, S. Orimo, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, M. Nishiuchi, Y. Hayashi, Z. Li, H. Dadio, Y. Wada, “Real-time optimization of proton production by intense short-pulse laser with time-of-flight measurement,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 2 45, L913–L916 (2006).
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H. Kiriyama, M. Michiaki, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, M. Tanaka, Y. Ochi, M. Tanoue, H. Okada, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, I. Daito, D. Wakai, F. Sasao, M. Suzuki, H. Kotakai, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, S. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, S. Kawanishi, J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. J. Hooker, K. Ertel, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “High-spatiotemporal-quality petawatt-class laser system,” Appl. Opt. 49, 2105–2115 (2010).
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H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
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Doumy, G.

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Esirkepov, T. Z.

A. Yogo, H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, S. Orimo, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Nagatomo, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, S. V. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, “Control of laser-accelerated proton beams by modifying the target density with ASE,” Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 421–425 (2009).
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A. Yogo, H. Daido, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nemoto, Y. Oishi, T. Nayuki, T. Fujii, K. Ogura, S. Orimo, A. Sagisaka, J.-L. Ma, T. Z. Esirkepov, M. Mori, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, S. Nakamura, A. Noda, H. Nagatomo, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Laser ion acceleration via control of the near-critical density target,” Phys. Rev. E 77, 016401 (2008).
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Etchepare, J.

Faure, J.

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A. Flacco, T. Ceccotti, H. George, P. Monot, P. Martin, F. Réeau, O. Tcherbakoff, P. d’fOliveira, F. Sylla, M. Veltcheva, F. Burgy, A. Tafzi, V. Malka, D. Batani, “Comparative study of laser ion acceleration with different contrast enhancement techniques,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 620, 18–22 (2010).
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Fuchs, J.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
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Fujii, T.

A. Yogo, H. Daido, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nemoto, Y. Oishi, T. Nayuki, T. Fujii, K. Ogura, S. Orimo, A. Sagisaka, J.-L. Ma, T. Z. Esirkepov, M. Mori, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, S. Nakamura, A. Noda, H. Nagatomo, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Laser ion acceleration via control of the near-critical density target,” Phys. Rev. E 77, 016401 (2008).
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T. Nayuki, Y. Oishi, T. Fujii, K. Nemoto, T. Kayoiji, Y. Okano, Y. Hironaka, K. G. Nakamura, K. Kondo, K. Ueda, “Thin tape target driver for laser ion accelerator,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3293–3296 (2003).
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Fukuda, Y.

Fukumi, A.

S. Nakamura, Y. Iwashita, A. Noda, T. Shirai, H. Tongu, A. Fukumi, M. Kado, A. Yogo, M. Mori, S. Orimo, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, M. Nishiuchi, Y. Hayashi, Z. Li, H. Dadio, Y. Wada, “Real-time optimization of proton production by intense short-pulse laser with time-of-flight measurement,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 2 45, L913–L916 (2006).
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Gauthier, J. C.

G. Doumy, F. Quéré, O. Gobert, M. Perdrix, P. Martin, P. Audebert, J. C. Gauthier, J.-P. Geindre, T. Wittmann, “Complete characterization of a plasma mirror for the production of high-contrast ultraintense laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 026402 (2004)
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Gauthier, J.-C.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
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C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3, 424–429 (2007).
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G. Doumy, F. Quéré, O. Gobert, M. Perdrix, P. Martin, P. Audebert, J. C. Gauthier, J.-P. Geindre, T. Wittmann, “Complete characterization of a plasma mirror for the production of high-contrast ultraintense laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 026402 (2004)
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Geissel, M.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
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A. Flacco, T. Ceccotti, H. George, P. Monot, P. Martin, F. Réeau, O. Tcherbakoff, P. d’fOliveira, F. Sylla, M. Veltcheva, F. Burgy, A. Tafzi, V. Malka, D. Batani, “Comparative study of laser ion acceleration with different contrast enhancement techniques,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 620, 18–22 (2010).
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Gobert, O.

G. Doumy, F. Quéré, O. Gobert, M. Perdrix, P. Martin, P. Audebert, J. C. Gauthier, J.-P. Geindre, T. Wittmann, “Complete characterization of a plasma mirror for the production of high-contrast ultraintense laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 026402 (2004)
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Gremillet, L.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
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Guo, T.

Hayashi, Y.

S. Nakamura, Y. Iwashita, A. Noda, T. Shirai, H. Tongu, A. Fukumi, M. Kado, A. Yogo, M. Mori, S. Orimo, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, M. Nishiuchi, Y. Hayashi, Z. Li, H. Dadio, Y. Wada, “Real-time optimization of proton production by intense short-pulse laser with time-of-flight measurement,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 2 45, L913–L916 (2006).
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Hegelich, M.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
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Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Hironaka, Y.

T. Nayuki, Y. Oishi, T. Fujii, K. Nemoto, T. Kayoiji, Y. Okano, Y. Hironaka, K. G. Nakamura, K. Kondo, K. Ueda, “Thin tape target driver for laser ion accelerator,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3293–3296 (2003).
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Hooker, C. J.

Itatani, J.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148, 70–74 (1998).
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Iwashita, Y.

S. Nakamura, Y. Iwashita, A. Noda, T. Shirai, H. Tongu, A. Fukumi, M. Kado, A. Yogo, M. Mori, S. Orimo, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, M. Nishiuchi, Y. Hayashi, Z. Li, H. Dadio, Y. Wada, “Real-time optimization of proton production by intense short-pulse laser with time-of-flight measurement,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 2 45, L913–L916 (2006).
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Kado, M.

M. Mori, K. Kondo, Y. Mizuta, M. Kando, H. Kotaki, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kado, A. S. Pirozhkov, K. Ogura, H. Sugiyama, S. V. Bulanov, K. A. Tanaka, H. Nishimura, H. Daido, “Generation of stable and low-divergence 10-MeV quasimonoenergetic electron bunch using argon gas jet,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 082801 (2009).
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S. Nakamura, Y. Iwashita, A. Noda, T. Shirai, H. Tongu, A. Fukumi, M. Kado, A. Yogo, M. Mori, S. Orimo, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, M. Nishiuchi, Y. Hayashi, Z. Li, H. Dadio, Y. Wada, “Real-time optimization of proton production by intense short-pulse laser with time-of-flight measurement,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 2 45, L913–L916 (2006).
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Kalashnikov, M. P.

Kalinchenko, G.

Kanazawa, S.

H. Kiriyama, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, Y. Nakai, M. Tanoue, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. S. Pirozhkov, M. Mori, Y. Fukuda, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kando, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nagashima, M. Yamagiwa, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, P. R. Bolton, T. Tajima, N. Miyanaga, “Temporal contrast enhancement of petawatt-class laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 37, 3363–3366 (2012).
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H. Kiriyama, M. Michiaki, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, M. Tanaka, Y. Ochi, M. Tanoue, H. Okada, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, I. Daito, D. Wakai, F. Sasao, M. Suzuki, H. Kotakai, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, S. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, S. Kawanishi, J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. J. Hooker, K. Ertel, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “High-spatiotemporal-quality petawatt-class laser system,” Appl. Opt. 49, 2105–2115 (2010).
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H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Yogo, H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, S. Orimo, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Nagatomo, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, S. V. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, “Control of laser-accelerated proton beams by modifying the target density with ASE,” Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 421–425 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kando, M.

H. Kiriyama, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, Y. Nakai, M. Tanoue, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. S. Pirozhkov, M. Mori, Y. Fukuda, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kando, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nagashima, M. Yamagiwa, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, P. R. Bolton, T. Tajima, N. Miyanaga, “Temporal contrast enhancement of petawatt-class laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 37, 3363–3366 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Mori, K. Kondo, Y. Mizuta, M. Kando, H. Kotaki, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kado, A. S. Pirozhkov, K. Ogura, H. Sugiyama, S. V. Bulanov, K. A. Tanaka, H. Nishimura, H. Daido, “Generation of stable and low-divergence 10-MeV quasimonoenergetic electron bunch using argon gas jet,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 082801 (2009).
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Karsch, S.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kawanishi, S.

Kayoiji, T.

T. Nayuki, Y. Oishi, T. Fujii, K. Nemoto, T. Kayoiji, Y. Okano, Y. Hironaka, K. G. Nakamura, K. Kondo, K. Ueda, “Thin tape target driver for laser ion accelerator,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3293–3296 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kemp, A.

J. Fuchs, T. E. Cowan, P. Audebert, H. Ruhl, L. Gremillet, A. Kemp, M. Allen, A. Blazevic, J.-C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, M. Hegelich, S. Karsch, P. Parks, M. Roth, Y. Sentoku, R. Stephens, E. M. Campbell, “Spatial uniformity of laser-accelerated ultrahigh-current MeV electron propagation in metals and insulators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 255002 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kieffer, J. C.

Kimura, T.

H. Kiriyama, M. Michiaki, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, M. Tanaka, Y. Ochi, M. Tanoue, H. Okada, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, I. Daito, D. Wakai, F. Sasao, M. Suzuki, H. Kotakai, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, S. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, S. Kawanishi, J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. J. Hooker, K. Ertel, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “High-spatiotemporal-quality petawatt-class laser system,” Appl. Opt. 49, 2105–2115 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Yogo, H. Daido, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nemoto, Y. Oishi, T. Nayuki, T. Fujii, K. Ogura, S. Orimo, A. Sagisaka, J.-L. Ma, T. Z. Esirkepov, M. Mori, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, S. Nakamura, A. Noda, H. Nagatomo, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Laser ion acceleration via control of the near-critical density target,” Phys. Rev. E 77, 016401 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kiriyama, H.

H. Kiriyama, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, Y. Nakai, M. Tanoue, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. S. Pirozhkov, M. Mori, Y. Fukuda, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kando, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nagashima, M. Yamagiwa, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, P. R. Bolton, T. Tajima, N. Miyanaga, “Temporal contrast enhancement of petawatt-class laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 37, 3363–3366 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Kiriyama, M. Michiaki, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, M. Tanaka, Y. Ochi, M. Tanoue, H. Okada, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, I. Daito, D. Wakai, F. Sasao, M. Suzuki, H. Kotakai, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, S. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, S. Kawanishi, J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. J. Hooker, K. Ertel, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “High-spatiotemporal-quality petawatt-class laser system,” Appl. Opt. 49, 2105–2115 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Yogo, H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, S. Orimo, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Nagatomo, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, S. V. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, “Control of laser-accelerated proton beams by modifying the target density with ASE,” Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 421–425 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kondo, K.

Kondo, S.

H. Kiriyama, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, Y. Nakai, M. Tanoue, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. S. Pirozhkov, M. Mori, Y. Fukuda, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kando, S. V. Bulanov, K. Nagashima, M. Yamagiwa, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, P. R. Bolton, T. Tajima, N. Miyanaga, “Temporal contrast enhancement of petawatt-class laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 37, 3363–3366 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Kiriyama, M. Michiaki, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, H. Sasao, M. Tanaka, Y. Ochi, M. Tanoue, H. Okada, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, I. Daito, D. Wakai, F. Sasao, M. Suzuki, H. Kotakai, K. Kondo, A. Sugiyama, S. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, S. Kawanishi, J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. J. Hooker, K. Ertel, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “High-spatiotemporal-quality petawatt-class laser system,” Appl. Opt. 49, 2105–2115 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Yogo, H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, S. Orimo, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Nagatomo, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, S. V. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, “Control of laser-accelerated proton beams by modifying the target density with ASE,” Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 421–425 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kotakai, H.

Kotaki, H.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Mori, K. Kondo, Y. Mizuta, M. Kando, H. Kotaki, M. Nishiuchi, M. Kado, A. S. Pirozhkov, K. Ogura, H. Sugiyama, S. V. Bulanov, K. A. Tanaka, H. Nishimura, H. Daido, “Generation of stable and low-divergence 10-MeV quasimonoenergetic electron bunch using argon gas jet,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 082801 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lassonde, P.

Le Blanc, C.

Levy, A.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3, 424–429 (2007).
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Ogura, K.

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T. Nayuki, Y. Oishi, T. Fujii, K. Nemoto, T. Kayoiji, Y. Okano, Y. Hironaka, K. G. Nakamura, K. Kondo, K. Ueda, “Thin tape target driver for laser ion accelerator,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3293–3296 (2003).
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H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 (2009).
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A. Yogo, H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Ogura, A. Sagisaka, S. Orimo, M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Nagatomo, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, S. V. Bulanov, P. R. Bolton, H. Daido, “Control of laser-accelerated proton beams by modifying the target density with ASE,” Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 421–425 (2009).
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T. Nayuki, Y. Oishi, T. Fujii, K. Nemoto, T. Kayoiji, Y. Okano, Y. Hironaka, K. G. Nakamura, K. Kondo, K. Ueda, “Thin tape target driver for laser ion accelerator,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3293–3296 (2003).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

A configuation of the insertable pulse cleaning module (IPCM) connected to JLITE-X laser system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra obtained with (a) and without (b) the IPCM.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Third-order cross correlation measurement of prepulse temporal profiles at the first stretcher entrance with no SA (grey line), with the second SA (red line) and with the SA pair (blue line). (b) Temporal profiles at the final compressor exit with (blue line) and without (grey line) the IPCM. (c) A temporal profile around the main peak acquired from second-harmonic gener- ation frequency-resolved optical gating (SHG-FROG) spectrogram.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

A focal image obtained with an off-axis parabolic mirror.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measurements of maximum proton energies over 50 successive shots using poly-imide targets of 5-μm (•) and 7.5-μm-thick (○) with IPCM (high contrast) and of 7.5-μm-thickness (▵) without IPCM (low contrast). Each point has a vertical error of ±0.25 MeV attributed to the rising time of the TOF signal.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Ion-track detector (CR-39) images for (a) a 100-nm-thick silicon nitride and (b) a 5-μm-thick polyimide foil irradiated with the high-contrast laser pulses. Two dashed lines in each image show the horizontal and vertical sections in the detector plane that is parallel to the focal plane.

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