Abstract

The ASE (amplified spontaneous emission) level in a laser system consisting of an oscillator and a regenerative amplifier is very important, for example, in the interaction of an intense laser pulse and a thin foil, so a lower ASE level is always required. In this paper, we propose a new method to achieve a lower ASE level, which can be obtained by spectral matching of the seed laser beam and the ASE in a CPA (chirped-pulse amplification) Ti:sapphire laser system. In this method, two baffles are used to control the seed pulse spectrum by blocking a portion of the seed beam in a grating stretcher and it was found that the spectral matching method can reduce the temporal contrast ratio (after the regenerative amplifier) by a factor of 10 in a few hundred picosecond scale. This kind of spectral matching method is simple and it can be easily employed for other CPA laser systems to enhance the contrast ratio.

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2016 (1)

S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2015 (1)

I. Nam, M. Kim, T. H. Lee, S. W. Lee, and H. Suk, “Highly-efficient 20 TW Ti:sapphire laser system using optimized diverging beams for laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Curr. Appl. Phys. 15(4), 468–472 (2015).
[Crossref]

2014 (1)

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (2)

J. J. Kim, D. G. Jang, M. S. Hur, H. Jang, and H. Suk, “Relativistic terahertz pulse generation by non-linear interaction of a high-power fs laser with underdense plasmas,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 45(39), 395201 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (2)

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

I. Nam, M. S. Hur, H. S. Uhm, N. A. M. Hafz, and H. Suk, “Controlling the betatron oscillations of a wakefield-accelerated electron beam by temporally asymmetric laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 18(4), 043107 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (1)

2008 (2)

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

D. Ursescu, L. Ionel, and C. P. Cristescu, “Spectrally clipped pulses analysis in a CPA laser system,” U.P.B. Sci. Bull. Series A 7(4), 49–56 (2008).

2007 (3)

O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, P. McKenna, and D. Batani, “Influence of shock waves on laser-driven proton acceleration,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 76(2), 026404 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (2)

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

1998 (1)

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148(1–3), 70–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

1986 (1)

Albert, O.

Anania, M.-P.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Audebert, P.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Augé-Rochereau, F.

Bandyopadhyay, S.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Batani, D.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, P. McKenna, and D. Batani, “Influence of shock waves on laser-driven proton acceleration,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 76(2), 026404 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Benedetti, C.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bougeard, M.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Brunetti, E.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Bulanov, S. S.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Burgy, F.

Carroll, D. C.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Ceccotti, T.

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chambaret, J.-P.

Chériaux, G.

Cipiccia, S.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Cristescu, C. P.

D. Ursescu, L. Ionel, and C. P. Cristescu, “Spectrally clipped pulses analysis in a CPA laser system,” U.P.B. Sci. Bull. Series A 7(4), 49–56 (2008).

d’Oliveira, P.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Daniels, J.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dias, J. M.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Ersfeld, B.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Esarey, E.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Etchepare, J.

Evans, R. G.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Faure, J.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148(1–3), 70–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

Geddes, C. G. R.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Geindre, J. P.

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Geindre, J.-P.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Gonsalves, A. J.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hafz, N. A. M.

I. Nam, M. S. Hur, H. S. Uhm, N. A. M. Hafz, and H. Suk, “Controlling the betatron oscillations of a wakefield-accelerated electron beam by temporally asymmetric laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 18(4), 043107 (2011).
[Crossref]

Hamilton, D. J.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Hamoniaux, G.

Hein, J.

S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hoek, M.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Hornung, M.

S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Huang, Y.

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[Crossref]

Y. Xu, Y. Leng, L. Lin, W. Wang, Y. Huang, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Amplified spontaneous emission contrast of CPA laser,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 8(1), 123–125 (2010).
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Hur, M. S.

J. J. Kim, D. G. Jang, M. S. Hur, H. Jang, and H. Suk, “Relativistic terahertz pulse generation by non-linear interaction of a high-power fs laser with underdense plasmas,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 45(39), 395201 (2012).
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I. Nam, M. S. Hur, H. S. Uhm, N. A. M. Hafz, and H. Suk, “Controlling the betatron oscillations of a wakefield-accelerated electron beam by temporally asymmetric laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 18(4), 043107 (2011).
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Islam, M. R.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
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Issac, R. C.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
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Itatani, J.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148(1–3), 70–74 (1998).
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Jafer, R.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
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Jang, D. G.

J. J. Kim, D. G. Jang, M. S. Hur, H. Jang, and H. Suk, “Relativistic terahertz pulse generation by non-linear interaction of a high-power fs laser with underdense plasmas,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 45(39), 395201 (2012).
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Jang, H.

J. J. Kim, D. G. Jang, M. S. Hur, H. Jang, and H. Suk, “Relativistic terahertz pulse generation by non-linear interaction of a high-power fs laser with underdense plasmas,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 45(39), 395201 (2012).
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Jaroszynski, D. A.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
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Jullien, A.

Kalashnikov, M. P.

Kaluza, M. C.

S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
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Kar, S.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
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Keppler, S.

S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
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Kim, J. J.

J. J. Kim, D. G. Jang, M. S. Hur, H. Jang, and H. Suk, “Relativistic terahertz pulse generation by non-linear interaction of a high-power fs laser with underdense plasmas,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 45(39), 395201 (2012).
[Crossref]

Kim, M.

I. Nam, M. Kim, T. H. Lee, S. W. Lee, and H. Suk, “Highly-efficient 20 TW Ti:sapphire laser system using optimized diverging beams for laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Curr. Appl. Phys. 15(4), 468–472 (2015).
[Crossref]

Körner, J.

S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
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Lee, S. W.

I. Nam, M. Kim, T. H. Lee, S. W. Lee, and H. Suk, “Highly-efficient 20 TW Ti:sapphire laser system using optimized diverging beams for laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Curr. Appl. Phys. 15(4), 468–472 (2015).
[Crossref]

Lee, T. H.

I. Nam, M. Kim, T. H. Lee, S. W. Lee, and H. Suk, “Highly-efficient 20 TW Ti:sapphire laser system using optimized diverging beams for laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Curr. Appl. Phys. 15(4), 468–472 (2015).
[Crossref]

Leemans, W. P.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
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Lefebvre, E.

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
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Lemos, N. R. C.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Leng, Y.

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. Xu, Y. Leng, L. Lin, W. Wang, Y. Huang, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Amplified spontaneous emission contrast of CPA laser,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 8(1), 123–125 (2010).
[Crossref]

Levy, A.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Lévy, A.

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
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Li, R.

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. Xu, Y. Leng, L. Lin, W. Wang, Y. Huang, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Amplified spontaneous emission contrast of CPA laser,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 8(1), 123–125 (2010).
[Crossref]

Li, Y.

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

Liebetrau, H.

S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lin, L.

Lindau, F.

O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, P. McKenna, and D. Batani, “Influence of shock waves on laser-driven proton acceleration,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 76(2), 026404 (2007).
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Lu, X.

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

Lundh, O.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, P. McKenna, and D. Batani, “Influence of shock waves on laser-driven proton acceleration,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 76(2), 026404 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Maneuski, D.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Mao, H.-S.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Marjoribanks, R.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Markey, K.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Martin, P.

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Martin, Ph.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Matousek, P.

McKenna, P.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, P. McKenna, and D. Batani, “Influence of shock waves on laser-driven proton acceleration,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 76(2), 026404 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Minkovski, N.

Mittelberger, D. E.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Monot, P.

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Montgomery, R.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Moulton, P. F.

Mourou, G.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148(1–3), 70–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

Nakamura, K.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nam, I.

I. Nam, M. Kim, T. H. Lee, S. W. Lee, and H. Suk, “Highly-efficient 20 TW Ti:sapphire laser system using optimized diverging beams for laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Curr. Appl. Phys. 15(4), 468–472 (2015).
[Crossref]

I. Nam, M. S. Hur, H. S. Uhm, N. A. M. Hafz, and H. Suk, “Controlling the betatron oscillations of a wakefield-accelerated electron beam by temporally asymmetric laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 18(4), 043107 (2011).
[Crossref]

Nantel, M.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148(1–3), 70–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

Neely, D.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

New, G. H. C.

Nürnberg, F.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Osvay, K.

Pepler, D.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Persson, A.

O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, P. McKenna, and D. Batani, “Influence of shock waves on laser-driven proton acceleration,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 76(2), 026404 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Petrov, G. I.

Popescu, H.

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Quéré, F.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Quinn, M. N.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Rajeev, P. P.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Réau, F.

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Redaelli, R.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Risse, E.

Ross, I. N.

Roth, M.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Rousseau, J.-P.

Saltiel, S. M.

Sandner, W.

Sävert, A.

S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Schönnagel, H.

Schroeder, C. B.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shanks, R. P.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Shea, V. O.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Smith, G.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Suk, H.

I. Nam, M. Kim, T. H. Lee, S. W. Lee, and H. Suk, “Highly-efficient 20 TW Ti:sapphire laser system using optimized diverging beams for laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Curr. Appl. Phys. 15(4), 468–472 (2015).
[Crossref]

J. J. Kim, D. G. Jang, M. S. Hur, H. Jang, and H. Suk, “Relativistic terahertz pulse generation by non-linear interaction of a high-power fs laser with underdense plasmas,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 45(39), 395201 (2012).
[Crossref]

I. Nam, M. S. Hur, H. S. Uhm, N. A. M. Hafz, and H. Suk, “Controlling the betatron oscillations of a wakefield-accelerated electron beam by temporally asymmetric laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 18(4), 043107 (2011).
[Crossref]

Symes, D.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Thaury, C.

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Tóth, C.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Uhm, H. S.

I. Nam, M. S. Hur, H. S. Uhm, N. A. M. Hafz, and H. Suk, “Controlling the betatron oscillations of a wakefield-accelerated electron beam by temporally asymmetric laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 18(4), 043107 (2011).
[Crossref]

Ursescu, D.

D. Ursescu, L. Ionel, and C. P. Cristescu, “Spectrally clipped pulses analysis in a CPA laser system,” U.P.B. Sci. Bull. Series A 7(4), 49–56 (2008).

Vay, J.-L.

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Vieux, G.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Wahlström, C.-G.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, P. McKenna, and D. Batani, “Influence of shock waves on laser-driven proton acceleration,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 76(2), 026404 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wang, J.

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

Wang, W.

Watanabe, S.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148(1–3), 70–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

Welsh, G. H.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Wiggins, S. M.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Xu, Y.

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. Xu, Y. Leng, L. Lin, W. Wang, Y. Huang, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Amplified spontaneous emission contrast of CPA laser,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 8(1), 123–125 (2010).
[Crossref]

Xu, Z.

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. Xu, Y. Leng, L. Lin, W. Wang, Y. Huang, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Amplified spontaneous emission contrast of CPA laser,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 8(1), 123–125 (2010).
[Crossref]

Yang, X.

S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

Yuan, X. H.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

Zepf, M.

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
[Crossref]

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I. Nam, M. Kim, T. H. Lee, S. W. Lee, and H. Suk, “Highly-efficient 20 TW Ti:sapphire laser system using optimized diverging beams for laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Curr. Appl. Phys. 15(4), 468–472 (2015).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Leng, R. Li, and Z. Xu, “Enhancement of amplified spontaneous emission contrast with a novel front-end based on NOPA and SHG processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 48(4), 516–520 (2012).
[Crossref]

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J. J. Kim, D. G. Jang, M. S. Hur, H. Jang, and H. Suk, “Relativistic terahertz pulse generation by non-linear interaction of a high-power fs laser with underdense plasmas,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 45(39), 395201 (2012).
[Crossref]

Laser Part. Beams (1)

P. McKenna, D. C. Carroll, O. Lundh, F. Nürnberg, K. Markey, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Batani, R. G. Evans, R. Jafer, S. Kar, D. Neely, D. Pepler, M. N. Quinn, R. Redaelli, M. Roth, C.-G. Wahlström, X. H. Yuan, and M. Zepf, “Effects of front surface plasma expansion on proton acceleration in ultraintense laser irradiation of foil targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(4), 591–596 (2008).
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S. Keppler, A. Sävert, J. Körner, M. Hornung, H. Liebetrau, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “The generation of amplified spontaneous emission in high-power CPA laser systems,” Laser Photonics Rev. 10(2), 264–277 (2016).
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S. Cipiccia, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, R. P. Shanks, E. Brunetti, G. Vieux, X. Yang, R. C. Issac, S. M. Wiggins, G. H. Welsh, M.-P. Anania, D. Maneuski, R. Montgomery, G. Smith, M. Hoek, D. J. Hamilton, N. R. C. Lemos, D. Symes, P. P. Rajeev, V. O. Shea, J. M. Dias, and D. A. Jaroszynski, “Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake,” Nat. Phys. 7(11), 864–871 (2011).
[Crossref]

C. Thaury, F. Quéré, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Réau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and Ph. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, “Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection,” Opt. Commun. 148(1–3), 70–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

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I. Nam, M. S. Hur, H. S. Uhm, N. A. M. Hafz, and H. Suk, “Controlling the betatron oscillations of a wakefield-accelerated electron beam by temporally asymmetric laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 18(4), 043107 (2011).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. (1)

O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, P. McKenna, and D. Batani, “Influence of shock waves on laser-driven proton acceleration,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 76(2), 026404 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

T. Ceccotti, A. Lévy, H. Popescu, F. Réau, P. D’Oliveira, P. Monot, J. P. Geindre, E. Lefebvre, and P. Martin, “Proton acceleration with high-intensity ultrahigh-contrast laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(18), 185002 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. P. Leemans, A. J. Gonsalves, H.-S. Mao, K. Nakamura, C. Benedetti, C. B. Schroeder, C. Tóth, J. Daniels, D. E. Mittelberger, S. S. Bulanov, J.-L. Vay, C. G. R. Geddes, and E. Esarey, “Multi-GeV electron beams from capillary-discharge-guided subpetawatt laser pulses in the self-trapping regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113(24), 245002 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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D. Ursescu, L. Ionel, and C. P. Cristescu, “Spectrally clipped pulses analysis in a CPA laser system,” U.P.B. Sci. Bull. Series A 7(4), 49–56 (2008).

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W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer, 1999) Chap. 4.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Scheme for controlling the spectrum of the seed laser pulse. The center wavelength and bandwidth of the seed beam can be readily varied by blocking a part of the laser beam before the concave mirror in the pulse stretcher.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Input spectra of the laser pulse into the regenerative amplifier and (b) output spectra for the input spectral bandwidths.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Temporal intensity contrasts for different input spectral bandwidths with center wavelengths of the ASE.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Comparison of the temporal intensity contrasts for the spectrum-matched pulse and the original pulse with the same energy (a), and the spectrum-matched pulse and seed pulses with different C.W.L. (center wavelengths) (b).

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ICR= I ASE I p = I S K Δν K p K ΔΩ γ( G 0 ,L) τ output E seed ,

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