Abstract

We report on a novel technique to reduce the noise level in scanning third order cross-correlation. Large angles between the interacting beams combined with adapted crystal parameters lead to a significant decrease of noise photon generation while maintaining efficient generation of the third order signal. An enhanced scanning cross-correlator was developed based on the new technique proposed. In tests at the PHELIX laser facility this novel correlator performed within a dynamic range of 12.5 orders of magnitude.

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2016 (2)

C. Dorrer, A. Consentino, and D. Irwin, “Direct optical measurement of the on-shot incoherent focal spot and intensity contrast on the OMEGA EP laser,” Appl. Phys. B 122(6), 156 (2016).
[Crossref]

V. Bagnoud and F. Wagner, “Ultrahigh temporal contrast performance of the PHELIX petawatt facility,” HPLaser 4(39), 1–8 (2016).

2014 (2)

F. Wagner, S. Bedacht, A. Ortner, M. Roth, A. Tauschwitz, B. Zielbauer, and V. Bagnoud, “Pre-plasma formation in experiments using petawatt lasers,” Opt. Express 22(24), 29505–29514 (2014).
[Crossref]

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

2005 (1)

2003 (1)

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevičius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 81(6), 753–765 (2003).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, R. Allott, C. Danson, and A. Hall, “A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurements,” Laser Part. Beams 19231–235 (2001).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

O. Konopolev, Y. Fisher, and D. Meyerhofer, “Ultra-high dynamic range measurement of high contrast pulses using a second order autocorrelator,” LLE Review 75, 159–170 (1998).

1997 (1)

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J.-P. Chambaret, and A. Antonetti, “High dynamic range autocorrelation studies of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire oscillator and its relevance to the optimisation of chirped pulse ampli cation systems,” Opt. Commun. 7, 1–77 (1995).

1994 (2)

M. P. Kalashnikov, P. V. Nickles, Th. Schlegel, M. Schnuerer, F. Billhardt, I. Will, and W. Sandner, “Dynamics of laser-plasma interaction at 1018 W/cm2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(2) 260–263 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. M. Gold, “Direct measurement of prepulse suppression by use of a plasma shutter,” Opt. Lett. 19(23), 2006–2008 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1993 (3)

R. S. Marjoribanks, F. W. Bidnik, L. Zhao, G. Kulcsár, M. Stanier, and J. Mihaychuk, “High-contrast terawatt chirped-pulse-amplification laser that uses a 1-ps Nd:glass oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 18(5), 361–363 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

S. Luan, M.H.R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, “High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 4(12), 1426–1429 (1993).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

1991 (1)

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. A. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[Crossref]

1975 (1)

E. P. Ippen and C. V. Shark, “Dynamic spectroscopy and subpicosecond pulse compression,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 27(9), 488–490 (1975).
[Crossref]

Albert, O.

Allott, R.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, R. Allott, C. Danson, and A. Hall, “A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurements,” Laser Part. Beams 19231–235 (2001).
[Crossref]

Antonetti, A.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J.-P. Chambaret, and A. Antonetti, “High dynamic range autocorrelation studies of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire oscillator and its relevance to the optimisation of chirped pulse ampli cation systems,” Opt. Commun. 7, 1–77 (1995).

Augé-Rochereau, F.

August, S.

Bagnoud, V.

V. Bagnoud and F. Wagner, “Ultrahigh temporal contrast performance of the PHELIX petawatt facility,” HPLaser 4(39), 1–8 (2016).

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

F. Wagner, S. Bedacht, A. Ortner, M. Roth, A. Tauschwitz, B. Zielbauer, and V. Bagnoud, “Pre-plasma formation in experiments using petawatt lasers,” Opt. Express 22(24), 29505–29514 (2014).
[Crossref]

D. Javorková and V. Bagnoud, “60-dB-dynamic-range short-pulse measurement from an 8-bit CMOS camera,” Opt. Express 15(9), 5439–5444 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Barzanti, L. J.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Beaudoin, Y.

Bedacht, S.

Bidnik, F. W.

Billhardt, F.

M. P. Kalashnikov, P. V. Nickles, Th. Schlegel, M. Schnuerer, F. Billhardt, I. Will, and W. Sandner, “Dynamics of laser-plasma interaction at 1018 W/cm2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(2) 260–263 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Blasco, F.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

Boyd, R. W.

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, 2003), pp. 40, 75.

Burgy, F.

Chambaret, J.-P.

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-P. Chambaret, F. Augé-Rochereau, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10−10 temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30(8), 920–922 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J.-P. Chambaret, and A. Antonetti, “High dynamic range autocorrelation studies of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire oscillator and its relevance to the optimisation of chirped pulse ampli cation systems,” Opt. Commun. 7, 1–77 (1995).

Chang, Z.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Chen, H.

Cheriaux, G.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J.-P. Chambaret, and A. Antonetti, “High dynamic range autocorrelation studies of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire oscillator and its relevance to the optimisation of chirped pulse ampli cation systems,” Opt. Commun. 7, 1–77 (1995).

Chériaux, G.

Chien, C. Y.

Chuang, Y.-H.

Coe, J. S.

Collier, J.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, R. Allott, C. Danson, and A. Hall, “A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurements,” Laser Part. Beams 19231–235 (2001).
[Crossref]

Consentino, A.

C. Dorrer, A. Consentino, and D. Irwin, “Direct optical measurement of the on-shot incoherent focal spot and intensity contrast on the OMEGA EP laser,” Appl. Phys. B 122(6), 156 (2016).
[Crossref]

Curley, P. F.

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J.-P. Chambaret, and A. Antonetti, “High dynamic range autocorrelation studies of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire oscillator and its relevance to the optimisation of chirped pulse ampli cation systems,” Opt. Commun. 7, 1–77 (1995).

Damerell, A. E.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Danson, C.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, R. Allott, C. Danson, and A. Hall, “A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurements,” Laser Part. Beams 19231–235 (2001).
[Crossref]

Danson, C. N.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Darpentigny, G.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

P. F. Curley, G. Darpentigny, G. Cheriaux, J.-P. Chambaret, and A. Antonetti, “High dynamic range autocorrelation studies of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire oscillator and its relevance to the optimisation of chirped pulse ampli cation systems,” Opt. Commun. 7, 1–77 (1995).

Dorrer, C.

C. Dorrer, A. Consentino, and D. Irwin, “Direct optical measurement of the on-shot incoherent focal spot and intensity contrast on the OMEGA EP laser,” Appl. Phys. B 122(6), 156 (2016).
[Crossref]

Edwards, C. B.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Etchepare, J.

Fils, J.

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Fisher, Y.

O. Konopolev, Y. Fisher, and D. Meyerhofer, “Ultra-high dynamic range measurement of high contrast pulses using a second order autocorrelator,” LLE Review 75, 159–170 (1998).

Gold, D. M.

Gottschall, T.

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Hall, A.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, R. Allott, C. Danson, and A. Hall, “A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurements,” Laser Part. Beams 19231–235 (2001).
[Crossref]

Hamoniaux, G.

Hancock, S.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Hein, J.

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, R. Allott, C. Danson, and A. Hall, “A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurements,” Laser Part. Beams 19231–235 (2001).
[Crossref]

Hutchinson, M. H. R.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Hutchinson, M.H.R.

S. Luan, M.H.R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, “High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 4(12), 1426–1429 (1993).
[Crossref]

Ippen, E. P.

E. P. Ippen and C. V. Shark, “Dynamic spectroscopy and subpicosecond pulse compression,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 27(9), 488–490 (1975).
[Crossref]

Irwin, D.

C. Dorrer, A. Consentino, and D. Irwin, “Direct optical measurement of the on-shot incoherent focal spot and intensity contrast on the OMEGA EP laser,” Appl. Phys. B 122(6), 156 (2016).
[Crossref]

Ishii, N.

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevičius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 81(6), 753–765 (2003).
[Crossref]

Javorková, D.

João, C.P.

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Jullien, A.

Kalashnikov, M. P.

M. P. Kalashnikov, P. V. Nickles, Th. Schlegel, M. Schnuerer, F. Billhardt, I. Will, and W. Sandner, “Dynamics of laser-plasma interaction at 1018 W/cm2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(2) 260–263 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Key, M. H.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Konopolev, O.

O. Konopolev, Y. Fisher, and D. Meyerhofer, “Ultra-high dynamic range measurement of high contrast pulses using a second order autocorrelator,” LLE Review 75, 159–170 (1998).

Körner, J.

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Krausz, F.

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevičius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 81(6), 753–765 (2003).
[Crossref]

Kulcsár, G.

Le Blanc, C.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

Limpert, J.

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Luan, S.

S. Luan, M.H.R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, “High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 4(12), 1426–1429 (1993).
[Crossref]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Mahadeo, R. R.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Marcinkevicius, A.

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevičius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 81(6), 753–765 (2003).
[Crossref]

Marjoribanks, R. S.

Mercer, I. P.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Meyerhofe, D. D.

Meyerhofer, D.

O. Konopolev, Y. Fisher, and D. Meyerhofer, “Ultra-high dynamic range measurement of high contrast pulses using a second order autocorrelator,” LLE Review 75, 159–170 (1998).

Mihaychuk, J.

Minkovski, N.

Mourou, G.

Mourou, G. A.

D. Strickland and G. A. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[Crossref]

Nickles, P. V.

M. P. Kalashnikov, P. V. Nickles, Th. Schlegel, M. Schnuerer, F. Billhardt, I. Will, and W. Sandner, “Dynamics of laser-plasma interaction at 1018 W/cm2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(2) 260–263 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Norreys, P.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Ortner, A.

Papler, D. A.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Peatross, J.

Ranc, S.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

Rey, G.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

Rodkiss, D. A.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Ross, I. N.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Roth, M.

F. Wagner, S. Bedacht, A. Ortner, M. Roth, A. Tauschwitz, B. Zielbauer, and V. Bagnoud, “Pre-plasma formation in experiments using petawatt lasers,” Opt. Express 22(24), 29505–29514 (2014).
[Crossref]

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Rousseau, J.-P.

Rousseau, P.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

Salin, F.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
[Crossref]

Saltiel, S. M.

Sandner, W.

M. P. Kalashnikov, P. V. Nickles, Th. Schlegel, M. Schnuerer, F. Billhardt, I. Will, and W. Sandner, “Dynamics of laser-plasma interaction at 1018 W/cm2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(2) 260–263 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Schlegel, Th.

M. P. Kalashnikov, P. V. Nickles, Th. Schlegel, M. Schnuerer, F. Billhardt, I. Will, and W. Sandner, “Dynamics of laser-plasma interaction at 1018 W/cm2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(2) 260–263 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Schmid, K.

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevičius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 81(6), 753–765 (2003).
[Crossref]

Schnuerer, M.

M. P. Kalashnikov, P. V. Nickles, Th. Schlegel, M. Schnuerer, F. Billhardt, I. Will, and W. Sandner, “Dynamics of laser-plasma interaction at 1018 W/cm2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(2) 260–263 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shark, C. V.

E. P. Ippen and C. V. Shark, “Dynamic spectroscopy and subpicosecond pulse compression,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 27(9), 488–490 (1975).
[Crossref]

Smith, M. A.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Smith, R. A.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

S. Luan, M.H.R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, “High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 4(12), 1426–1429 (1993).
[Crossref]

Stanier, M.

Stöhlker, T.

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. A. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[Crossref]

Taday, P.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Tapié, J. L.

Tauschwitz, A.

Tavella, F.

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevičius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 81(6), 753–765 (2003).
[Crossref]

Toner, W. T.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Uchida, S.

Veisz, L.

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevičius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 81(6), 753–765 (2003).
[Crossref]

Wagner, F.

V. Bagnoud and F. Wagner, “Ultrahigh temporal contrast performance of the PHELIX petawatt facility,” HPLaser 4(39), 1–8 (2016).

F. Wagner, S. Bedacht, A. Ortner, M. Roth, A. Tauschwitz, B. Zielbauer, and V. Bagnoud, “Pre-plasma formation in experiments using petawatt lasers,” Opt. Express 22(24), 29505–29514 (2014).
[Crossref]

F. Wagner, C.P. João, 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 116(2), 429–435 (2014).
[Crossref]

Wigmore, K. W. M.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Will, I.

M. P. Kalashnikov, P. V. Nickles, Th. Schlegel, M. Schnuerer, F. Billhardt, I. Will, and W. Sandner, “Dynamics of laser-plasma interaction at 1018 W/cm2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(2) 260–263 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Winstone, T. B.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Wyatt, R. W. W.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Zhao, L.

Zhou, F.

S. Luan, M.H.R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, “High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 4(12), 1426–1429 (1993).
[Crossref]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Papler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and F. Zhou, “High contrst multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility,” Opt. Commun. 103(5), 392–397 (1993).
[Crossref]

Zielbauer, B.

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[Crossref]

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevičius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 81(6), 753–765 (2003).
[Crossref]

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Cheriaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, “A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10 Hz,” Appl. Phys. B 65(2) 197–204 (1997).
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E. P. Ippen and C. V. Shark, “Dynamic spectroscopy and subpicosecond pulse compression,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 27(9), 488–490 (1975).
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V. Bagnoud and F. Wagner, “Ultrahigh temporal contrast performance of the PHELIX petawatt facility,” HPLaser 4(39), 1–8 (2016).

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O. Konopolev, Y. Fisher, and D. Meyerhofer, “Ultra-high dynamic range measurement of high contrast pulses using a second order autocorrelator,” LLE Review 75, 159–170 (1998).

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S. Luan, M.H.R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, “High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 4(12), 1426–1429 (1993).
[Crossref]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

In this plots the blue lines show the calculated angles of incidence of the 2ω beam and the red lines the cutting angle of the crystal to provide phasematching conditions for SFG at wavelength λ = 1053 nm. All angles are defined inside of the crystal between the crystal-surface normal axis and the beams, or the optical axis in case of Θ. The Figs. a and b show the calculated values for BBO-crystal and KDP-crystal, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The left part of the picture shows the basic layout of the two beams entering a nonlinear crystal, their interaction with a large angle to each other and the resulting 3ω signal beam. The angles α1 and α2 are the angles between the crystal-surface normal axis (parallel to 3ω beam) and the 1ω and 2ω beam, respectively. The cutting angle Θ describes the angle between the crystal surface normal axis and the optical axis (OA). A small part of the picture is enlarged on the right side to show the effects which lead to 3ω noise: 1ω photons are scattered in every direction and frequency doubled. Frequency doubled photons which propagate parallel to the 2ω beam can interact with the 1ω beam and generate a 3ω photon, which propagates parallel to the 3ω signal beam.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The two curves show the normalized signal to noise ratio for different angles of incidence of the 1ω beam in case of a BBO crystal. For the blue curve case I was considered, which means photons of the 1ω beam are frequency doubled at first and scattered afterwards. The red curve shows the effect of the noise generation by case II.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The curves show the behaviour in case of a KDP crystal at a wavelength of 1053 nm and of a BBO crystal at 800 nm, accordingly to Fig. 3.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Schematic representation of the EICHEL. The used components are iris apertures I1 and I2 a beamsplitter BS, mirrors M1-M9, mounted prism-mirrors for retroreflections in the delay-line, a dichroic mirror DcM high reflective for 526 nm, cylindrical lenses – the line focus is perpendicular to the drawing plane – L1 (f=30 cm) and L2 (f=1 m), a BBO-crystal for SHG and a second for sum-frequency-generation of the third harmonic and variable filters. The filters are mounted on a wheel and provide the transmissions T=1, T = 10−2, T = 10−4, T = 10−6 and T = 10−8. Additional attenuation can provided by two ND filters with transmissions of the order of 10% and 1%, respectively. These can be moved in the blue beampath independently. A photomultiplier module H10722-210 from Hamamatsu is used as detector. Its response function for short laser pulses was cross calibrated with ND-filters. Highpass frequency filters (FF) are placed in front of the detector, to prevent scattered 1ω and 2ω light from entering the detector. The implemented linear stage is a OWIS Limes60–100 with travel range of 105 mm, which leads to a temporal range of 2.8 ns.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

The blue curve shows a first pulse profile measurement made with the EICHEL. Green crosses on the left side show the measured absolute values of the noise signal generated by the 1ω beam. Their mean value is 5·1013 below the peak intensity. Green dots indicate the area of the mean noise level plusminus the rms value of its measurement. Red dots indicate the dark noise of the detector. For better comparison, the black curve shows a measurement done with a Sequoia.

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0 = Δ k = k 3 ω k 2 ω k 1 ω
3 n 3 ω ( Θ ) = 2 n 2 ω cos ( α 2 ) + n 1 ω ( Θ + α 1 ) cos ( α 1 )
0 = 2 n 2 ω sin ( α 2 ) + n 1 ω ( Θ + α 1 ) sin ( α 1 )
n ω ( Θ + α 1 ) = ( sin 2 ( Θ + α 1 ) n ω , e 2 + cos 2 ( Θ + α 1 ) n ω , o 2 ) 1 2 .
Θ ( α 1 , α 2 ) = Θ ( α 1 , α 2 ) ;
I ω 3 =   128 π 3 d 2 e f f I ω 1 I ω 2 ω 3 2 n ω 1 n ω 2 n ω 3 c 3 L 2 s i n c 2 ( Δ k L / 2 ) .
d e f f = d 22 cos 2 ( Θ + β ) cos ( 3 Φ ) ,
S N R = I 3 ω I 3 ω , n o i s e = I 2 ω I 2 ω , n o i s e .
S N R I = I 2 ω n 1 ω 2 n 2 ω c 3 ( Δ k I L / 2 ) 2   128 π 3 d 2 e f f , I I ω 2 S ( 2 ω ) 2 L 2 sin 2 ( Δ k I L / 2 )
n 1 ω ( Θ α 1 ) × [ Δ k I ( Θ α 1 ) × L / 2 ] 2 cos 2 ( α 1 α 2 ) cos 4 ( Θ α 1 ) ,
S N R I I = I 2 ω n 1 ω 2 n 2 ω c 3 ( Δ k I I L / 2 ) 2   128 π 3 d 2 e f f , I I ( I ω S ) 2 ( 2 ω ) 2 L 2 sin 2 ( Δ k I I L / 2 )
n 1 ω ( Θ α 1 ) × [ Δ k I I ( Θ + α 2 ) × L / 2 ] 2 cos 4 ( α 1 α 2 ) cos 4 ( Θ + α 2 ) .
Δ k I = n 2 w o 2 ω c 2 n 1 ω ( Θ α 1 ) ω c .
Δ k I I = n 2 w o 2 ω c 2 n 1 ω ( Θ + α 2 ) ω c

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