Abstract

Fourier-transform-limited light pulses were obtained at the laser-plasma interaction point of a 100-TW peak-power laser in vacuum. The spectral-phase distortion induced by the dispersion mismatching between the stretcher, compressor, and dispersive materials was fully compensated for by means of an adaptive closed-loop. The coherent temporal contrast on the sub-picosecond time scale was two orders of magnitude higher than that without adaptive control. This novel phase control capability enabled the experimental study of the dependence of laser wakefield acceleration on the spectral phase of intense laser light.

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Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, H. Zang, J. Li, M. Chini, X. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Zhao, and Z. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201104 (2013).
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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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
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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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
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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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

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Delfyett, P.

Divall, E.

Dorrer, C.

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[CrossRef]

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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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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T. Oksenhendler, S. Coudreau, N. Forget, V. Crozatier, S. Grabielle, R. Herzog, O. Gobert, and D. Kaplan, Appl. Phys. B 99, 7 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Canova, O. Albert, N. Forget, B. Mercier, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. M. Saltiel, and R. Lopez Martens, Appl. Phys. B 93, 443 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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T. Oksenhendler, S. Coudreau, N. Forget, V. Crozatier, S. Grabielle, R. Herzog, O. Gobert, and D. Kaplan, Appl. Phys. B 99, 7 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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X. N. Zhu, M. Piche, G. D. Goodnob, and R. J. D. Miller, Opt. Commun. 145, 123 (1998).
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T. Oksenhendler, S. Coudreau, N. Forget, V. Crozatier, S. Grabielle, R. Herzog, O. Gobert, and D. Kaplan, Appl. Phys. B 99, 7 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hawkes, S.

Herzog, R.

T. Oksenhendler, S. Coudreau, N. Forget, V. Crozatier, S. Grabielle, R. Herzog, O. Gobert, and D. Kaplan, Appl. Phys. B 99, 7 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hooker, C.

Jia, Y.

Y. Zhao, Y. Jia, J. Yang, and X. Zhu, Opt. Eng. 46, 044301 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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A. Pak, K. A. Marsh, S. F. Martins, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, and C. Joshi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 025003 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jungquist, R.

Kaplan, D.

T. Oksenhendler, S. Coudreau, N. Forget, V. Crozatier, S. Grabielle, R. Herzog, O. Gobert, and D. Kaplan, Appl. Phys. B 99, 7 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kean, P. N.

Kim, J.

D. Umstadter, E. Esarey, and J. Kim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 1224 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kourtev, S.

L. Canova, O. Albert, N. Forget, B. Mercier, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. M. Saltiel, and R. Lopez Martens, Appl. Phys. B 93, 443 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Li, J.

Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, H. Zang, J. Li, M. Chini, X. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Zhao, and Z. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201104 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Lopez Martens, R.

L. Canova, O. Albert, N. Forget, B. Mercier, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. M. Saltiel, and R. Lopez Martens, Appl. Phys. B 93, 443 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lozovoy, V. V.

Lu, W.

A. Pak, K. A. Marsh, S. F. Martins, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, and C. Joshi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 025003 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Malka, V.

V. Malka, Phys. Plasmas 19, 055501 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Marsh, K. A.

A. Pak, K. A. Marsh, S. F. Martins, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, and C. Joshi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 025003 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Martins, S. F.

A. Pak, K. A. Marsh, S. F. Martins, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, and C. Joshi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 025003 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Mercier, B.

L. Canova, O. Albert, N. Forget, B. Mercier, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. M. Saltiel, and R. Lopez Martens, Appl. Phys. B 93, 443 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Miller, R. J. D.

X. N. Zhu, M. Piche, G. D. Goodnob, and R. J. D. Miller, Opt. Commun. 145, 123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Minkovski, N.

L. Canova, O. Albert, N. Forget, B. Mercier, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. M. Saltiel, and R. Lopez Martens, Appl. Phys. B 93, 443 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mori, W. B.

A. Pak, K. A. Marsh, S. F. Martins, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, and C. Joshi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 025003 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

G. Mourou, T. Tajima, and S. Bulanov, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 309 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Nguyen, D.

Oksenhendler, T.

T. Oksenhendler, S. Coudreau, N. Forget, V. Crozatier, S. Grabielle, R. Herzog, O. Gobert, and D. Kaplan, Appl. Phys. B 99, 7 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Pak, A.

A. Pak, K. A. Marsh, S. F. Martins, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, and C. Joshi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 025003 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Parry, B.

Pastirk, I.

Pathak, V. B.

V. B. Pathak, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, and L. O. Silva, New J. Phys. 14(2), 023057 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Piche, M.

X. N. Zhu, M. Piche, G. D. Goodnob, and R. J. D. Miller, Opt. Commun. 145, 123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Piracha, M.

Rajeev, P.

Rousseau, J. 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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Saltiel, S. M.

L. Canova, O. Albert, N. Forget, B. Mercier, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. M. Saltiel, and R. Lopez Martens, Appl. Phys. B 93, 443 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

Silva, L. O.

V. B. Pathak, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, and L. O. Silva, New J. Phys. 14(2), 023057 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Spence, D. E.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Tajima, T.

G. Mourou, T. Tajima, and S. Bulanov, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 309 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tang, Y.

Tournois, P.

P. Tournois, Opt. Commun. 140, 245 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Umstadter, D.

D. Umstadter, E. Esarey, and J. Kim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 1224 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Vieira, J.

V. B. Pathak, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, and L. O. Silva, New J. Phys. 14(2), 023057 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.

Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, H. Zang, J. Li, M. Chini, X. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Zhao, and Z. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201104 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, H. Zang, J. Li, M. Chini, X. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Zhao, and Z. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201104 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Y.

Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, H. Zang, J. Li, M. Chini, X. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Zhao, and Z. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201104 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Yang, J.

Y. Zhao, Y. Jia, J. Yang, and X. Zhu, Opt. Eng. 46, 044301 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zang, H.

Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, H. Zang, J. Li, M. Chini, X. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Zhao, and Z. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201104 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, K.

Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, H. Zang, J. Li, M. Chini, X. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Zhao, and Z. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201104 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, Y.

Y. Zhao, Y. Jia, J. Yang, and X. Zhu, Opt. Eng. 46, 044301 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, X.

Y. Zhao, Y. Jia, J. Yang, and X. Zhu, Opt. Eng. 46, 044301 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, X. N.

X. N. Zhu, M. Piche, G. D. Goodnob, and R. J. D. Miller, Opt. Commun. 145, 123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (3)

T. Oksenhendler, S. Coudreau, N. Forget, V. Crozatier, S. Grabielle, R. Herzog, O. Gobert, and D. Kaplan, Appl. Phys. B 99, 7 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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, Appl. Phys. B 87, 595 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. Canova, O. Albert, N. Forget, B. Mercier, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. M. Saltiel, and R. Lopez Martens, Appl. Phys. B 93, 443 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, H. Zang, J. Li, M. Chini, X. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Zhao, and Z. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201104 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

New J. Phys. (1)

V. B. Pathak, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, and L. O. Silva, New J. Phys. 14(2), 023057 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

X. N. Zhu, M. Piche, G. D. Goodnob, and R. J. D. Miller, Opt. Commun. 145, 123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

P. Tournois, Opt. Commun. 140, 245 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

Y. Zhao, Y. Jia, J. Yang, and X. Zhu, Opt. Eng. 46, 044301 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Plasmas (1)

V. Malka, Phys. Plasmas 19, 055501 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

D. Umstadter, E. Esarey, and J. Kim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 1224 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Pak, K. A. Marsh, S. F. Martins, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, and C. Joshi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 025003 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

G. Mourou, T. Tajima, and S. Bulanov, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 309 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the experimental setup for temporal profile measurement with spectral phase closed-loop. TFP1-4, thin-film polarizers; HWP, half-wave plate; OAP, off-axis parabolic mirror; M1, gold-coated convex mirror, f=100mm; M2, 45° gold-coated plane mirror; SRSI, self-referenced spectral interferometer. The spectral phase was measured by Wizzler and feedback to Dazzler as closed-loop. The SHG and XPW spectra were measured after each cycle of the feedback loop.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measurement results of pulse duration and coherent contrast. (a) Temporal profile with spectral phase closed-loop. The upper-left inset shows the trace from the SHG FROG, which gives almost the same result of 32 fs. (b) Coherent contrast with feedback (CL), without feedback (OL), and the theoretical FTL pulse (FTL).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Spectral properties of the on-target pulses. (a) Measurement spectrum (red line) and spectral phase before (solid blue line) and after (dashed blue line) feedback. (b) SHG and (c) XPW spectra for cross-checking the FTL pulse at the target point.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Dependence of laser chirp on the generation of quasi-monoenergetic electron beams. The pulse chirp was scanned from 600fs2 to +1000fs2 while fixing other laser and accelerator parameters. It shows that the electron beam cutoff energy and charge above 50 MeV is asymmetric with respect to the zero chirp.

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