Abstract

We present the results from a new frontend within a double-chirped pulse amplification architecture (DCPA) utilizing crossed-polarized wave generation (XPW) for generating ultra-high contrast, 150 μJ-level, femtosecond seed pulses at 1030 nm. These pulses are used in the high energy class diode-pumped laser system Polaris at the Helmholtz Institute in Jena. Within this frontend, laser pulses from a 75 MHz oscillator-pulse train are extracted at a repetition rate of 1 Hz, temporally stretched, amplified and then recompressed reaching a pulse energy of 2 mJ, a bandwidth of 12 nm and 112 fs pulse duration at a center wavelength of 1030 nm. These pulses are temporally filtered via XPW in a holographic-cut BaF2 crystal, resulting in 150 μJ pulse energy with an efficiency of 13 %. Due to this non-linear filtering, the relative intensity of the amplified spontaneous emission preceding the main pulse is suppressed to 2×10−13. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the lowest value achieved in a high peak power laser system operating at 1030 nm center wavelength.

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2014 (3)

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Sävert, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Full characterization of the amplified spontaneous emission from a diode-pumped high power laser system,” Opt. Express 22, 11228–11235 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2013 (4)

2012 (1)

2011 (3)

2010 (2)

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

J. Liu, K. Okamura, Y. Kida, and T. Kobayashi, “Temporal contrast enhancement of femtosecond pulses by a self-diffraction process in a bulk Kerr medium,” Opt. Express 18, 22245–22254 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

2007 (2)

C. Dorrer, I. A. Begishev, A. V. Okishev, and J. D. Zuegel, “High-contrast optical-parametric amplifier as a front end of high-power laser systems,” Opt. Lett. 32, 2143–2145 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, and C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1 μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 83, 7–10 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

2005 (2)

2004 (1)

2001 (1)

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 55, 447–449 (1985).
[Crossref]

Albert, O.

A. Jullien, J. P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, and C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1 μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 83, 7–10 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, L. P. Rousseau, J. P. Chambaret, F. Auge-Rochereau, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10(−10) temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. I. Petrov, O. Albert, J. Etchepare, and S. M. Saltiel, “Cross-polarized wave generation by effective cubic nonlinear optical interaction,” Opt. Lett. 26, 355–357 (2001).
[Crossref]

Antonucci, L.

A. Jullien, J. P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

Arunachalam, A. K.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Auge-Rochereau, F.

Bagnoud, V.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

Becker, G.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

Begishev, I. A.

Bett, T.

Bödefeld, R.

Boschetto, D.

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

Buffechoux, S.

Burgy, F.

Canova, L.

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

Cha, Y. H.

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chambaret, J. P.

Chaudet, P.

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

Cheriaux, G.

A. Jullien, J. P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, and C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1 μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 83, 7–10 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, L. P. Rousseau, J. P. Chambaret, F. Auge-Rochereau, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10(−10) temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cotel, A.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, and C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1 μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 83, 7–10 (2006).
[Crossref]

Danson, C.

Dorrer, C.

Druon, F.

Duffield, S.

Egan, D.

Elsmere, S.

Etchepare, J.

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, L. P. Rousseau, J. P. Chambaret, F. Auge-Rochereau, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10(−10) temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. I. Petrov, O. Albert, J. Etchepare, and S. M. Saltiel, “Cross-polarized wave generation by effective cubic nonlinear optical interaction,” Opt. Lett. 26, 355–357 (2001).
[Crossref]

Fils, J.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

Forget, N.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, and C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1 μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 83, 7–10 (2006).
[Crossref]

Fourmaux, S.

Friebel, F.

Georges, P.

Girling, M.

Gottschall, T.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

Hamoniaux, G.

Hanna, M.

Harvey, E.

Hein, J.

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Sävert, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Full characterization of the amplified spontaneous emission from a diode-pumped high power laser system,” Opt. Express 22, 11228–11235 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Kahle, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “All-reflective, highly accurate polarization rotator for high-power short-pulse laser systems,” Opt. Express 20, 20742–20747 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, M. Hornung, A. Sävert, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Prepulse suppression in a multi-10-TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 104, 11–16 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Hellwing, M.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Herrmann, J.

Hillier, D.

Honninger, C.

Hopps, N.

Hornung, M.

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Sävert, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Full characterization of the amplified spontaneous emission from a diode-pumped high power laser system,” Opt. Express 22, 11228–11235 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Kahle, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “All-reflective, highly accurate polarization rotator for high-power short-pulse laser systems,” Opt. Express 20, 20742–20747 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, M. Hornung, A. Sävert, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Prepulse suppression in a multi-10-TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 104, 11–16 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Husakou, A.

Jäckel, O.

Joao, C. P.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

Jullien, A.

A. Jullien, J. P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, and C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1 μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 83, 7–10 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, L. P. Rousseau, J. P. Chambaret, F. Auge-Rochereau, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10(−10) temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kahle, M.

Kalashnikov, M. P.

Kaluza, M. C.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Sävert, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Full characterization of the amplified spontaneous emission from a diode-pumped high power laser system,” Opt. Express 22, 11228–11235 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Kahle, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “All-reflective, highly accurate polarization rotator for high-power short-pulse laser systems,” Opt. Express 20, 20742–20747 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, M. Hornung, A. Sävert, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Prepulse suppression in a multi-10-TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 104, 11–16 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Keppler, S.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Sävert, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Full characterization of the amplified spontaneous emission from a diode-pumped high power laser system,” Opt. Express 22, 11228–11235 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Kahle, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “All-reflective, highly accurate polarization rotator for high-power short-pulse laser systems,” Opt. Express 20, 20742–20747 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, M. Hornung, A. Sävert, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Prepulse suppression in a multi-10-TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 104, 11–16 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kessler, A.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kida, Y.

Kieffer, J. C.

Klöpfel, D.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

Kobayashi, T.

Körner, J.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kourtev, S.

A. Jullien, J. P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

Lassonde, P.

Le Blanc, C.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, and C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1 μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 83, 7–10 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

Liebetrau, H.

Limpert, J.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
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Liu, J.

Martin, F.

Mercier, B.

Minkovski, N.

A. Jullien, J. P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, L. P. Rousseau, J. P. Chambaret, F. Auge-Rochereau, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10(−10) temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mottay, E.

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 55, 447–449 (1985).
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Norman, M.

Okamura, K.

Okishev, A. V.

Papadopoulos, D.

Papadopoulos, D. N.

Parker, S.

Payeur, S.

Pellegrina, A.

Petrov, G. I.

Podleska, S.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Polz, J.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
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Ramirez, L. P.

Risse, E.

Roth, M.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

Rousseau, J. P.

A. Jullien, J. P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

Rousseau, L. P.

Saltiel, S. M.

A. Jullien, J. P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Jullien, L. Canova, O. Albert, D. Boschetto, L. Antonucci, Y. H. Cha, J. P. Rousseau, P. Chaudet, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Spectral broadening and pulse duration reduction during cross-polarized wave generation: influence of the quadratic spectral phase,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 87, 595–601 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, C. Le Blanc, J. Etchepare, G. Cheriaux, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers,” J. Phys. IV 133, 713–715 (2006).

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, L. P. Rousseau, J. P. Chambaret, F. Auge-Rochereau, G. Cheriaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10(−10) temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
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G. I. Petrov, O. Albert, J. Etchepare, and S. M. Saltiel, “Cross-polarized wave generation by effective cubic nonlinear optical interaction,” Opt. Lett. 26, 355–357 (2001).
[Crossref]

Sandner, W.

Sävert, A.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

S. Keppler, M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Sävert, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Full characterization of the amplified spontaneous emission from a diode-pumped high power laser system,” Opt. Express 22, 11228–11235 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, M. Hornung, A. Sävert, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Prepulse suppression in a multi-10-TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 104, 11–16 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Schnepp, M.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Schonnagel, H.

Schorcht, F.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

M. Hornung, S. Keppler, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, H. Liebetrau, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, O. Jäckel, A. Sävert, J. Polz, A. K. Arunachalam, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “High-intensity, high-contrast laser pulses generated from the fully diode-pumped Yb:glass laser system polaris,” Opt. Lett. 38, 718–720 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Seidel, A.

M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, A. Seidel, S. Keppler, A. Kessler, J. Körner, M. Hellwing, F. Schorcht, D. Klöpfel, A. K. Arunachalam, G. Becker, A. Sävert, J. Polz, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The all-diode pumped laser system Polaris - an experimentalist’s tool generating ultra-high contrast pulses with high energy,” High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 2, e20 (2014).

Siebold, M.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Stöhlker, T.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
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St-Pierre, C.

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D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 55, 447–449 (1985).
[Crossref]

Treadwell, P.

Wachs, R.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, A. Kessler, M. Schnepp, R. Wachs, A. Sävert, S. Podleska, S. Keppler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Temporal pulse control of a multi-10 TW diode-pumped Yb:glass laser,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 101, 93–102 (2010).
[Crossref]

Wagner, F.

F. Wagner, C. P. Joao, J. Fils, T. Gottschall, J. Hein, J. Körner, J. Limpert, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, and V. Bagnoud, “Temporal contrast control at the PHELIX petawatt laser facility by means of tunable sub-picosecond optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. 116, 429–435, (2014)
[Crossref]

Winter, D.

Zaouter, Y.

Zuegel, J. D.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt. (5)

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Setup of the picosecond-CPA stage: PC - pockels cell, G1/2/3 - diffraction gratings, OT - Öffner telescope, RM1/2 - roof mirror, T1/2 - telescopes, FI - Faraday isolator, TFP - thin film polarizers, M1/2 - end mirrors, WP - half-waveplate, FP20 - fluoride phosphate glass, LD - 2.5 kW laser diode stack, GLP - Glan-Laser polarizer, unnamed optics are turning mirrors.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Beam profile of the amplifier output, FWHM diameter 1 mm; (b) output spectrum of the amplified pulse.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Pulse duration measurement (inset) and numerical results. red: single shot autocorrelation of the amplified pulse (circles), sech2 fit with an autocorrelation with of τAC = 173 fs (solid line); black: 2nd order autocorrelation calculated from spectrum: I AC , norm ( τ ) = 1 C norm I ( t ) I ( t τ ) d τ, I(t) = |−1[I(ν)1/2]|2, Cnorm normalization factor and sech2 fit with τAC = 152 fs correlation width (solid line). Corresponding pulse durations are given in the legend.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Photo of the BaF2 crystal when used with intensities above 1012 W/cm2: darkening of the crystal surfaces after 4 hours (≈14400 shots, green circle) and more than 8 hours (red circle).
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Rotation angles of the TFP (b) polarization extinction in dependence of the rotation around ϑ.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Sketch of the XPW filter setup; L1/L2: focusing lenses, FSW: fused silica window, BaF2: 2mm [011]-cut Bariumfluoride crystal, TFP: thin film polarizer, gray area indicates vacuum.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 (a) Output beam profile of the XPW signal; (b) output energy of the XPW signal with corresponding efficiency, the efficiency is not corrected for the losses of the uncoated crystal surfaces and those of the TFP front side coating.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 (a) Spectral intensity for two XPW energies; (b) FWHM bandwidth for different output energies, solid line shows the 3 limit
Fig. 9
Fig. 9 (a) Single shot autocorrelation traces of A2 and A4 when seeded with the XPW-frontend, pulse durations are 117 fs for A2 and 144 fs for A4, image inset shows A4 measurement; (b) pulse duration of 30 consecutive shots of A4 with XPW seed at a repetition rate of 1/40 Hz.
Fig. 10
Fig. 10 Third order autocorrelation of the frontend pulse with (green) and without (black) the DCPA stage; red: XPW filtered pulse, dark green circles: XPW filtered pulse with ASE increased by 750, blue line: ASE level measured with photodiode.

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