Abstract

We have developed a hybrid Ti:sapphire–Nd:glass laser system that produces more than 1500 TW (1.5 PW) of peak power. The system produces 660 J of power in a compressed 440±20 fs pulse by use of 94-cm master diffraction gratings. Focusing to an irradiance of >7×10<sup>20</sup> W/cm <sup>2</sup> is achieved by use of a Cassegrainian focusing system employing a plasma mirror.

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