Abstract

We have successfully developed a high-energy, high-repetition rate Ti:sapphire laser system that delivers 33J before compression at 0.1Hz. The final booster amplifier is based on a 100mm diameter Ti:sapphire crystal pumped with 72J of energy in six beams delivered by three frequency-doubled high-repetition rate Nd:glass lasers. This system is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstrated petawatt class laser system running at a high repetition rate.

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2003 (2)

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. DiChiara, E. A. Chowdhury, G. Ongadi, and B. C. Walker, Opt. Lett. 28, 21 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. P. Kalashnikov, V. Karpov, H. Schnönnagel, and W. Sandner, Laser Phys. 12, 368 (2002).

2000 (1)

J. D. Bonlie, F. Patterson, D. Price, B. White, and P. Springer, Appl. Phys. B 70, 155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

F. G. Patterson, J. Bonlie, D. Price, and B. White, Opt. Lett. 24, 14 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

G. Mourou, C. Barty, and M. D. Perry, Phys. Today 51(1), 22 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, Opt. Lett. 23, 18 (1998).

1985 (1)

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

Akahane, Y.

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, Opt. Lett. 23, 18 (1998).

Aoyama, M.

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, Opt. Lett. 23, 18 (1998).

Bahk, S. W.

V. Chvykov, V. Yanovsky, S. W. Bahk, G. Kalintchenko, and G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1045-1047.

Barty, C.

G. Mourou, C. Barty, and M. D. Perry, Phys. Today 51(1), 22 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Benredjem, D.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Bonlie, J.

F. G. Patterson, J. Bonlie, D. Price, and B. White, Opt. Lett. 24, 14 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bonlie, J. D.

J. D. Bonlie, F. Patterson, D. Price, B. White, and P. Springer, Appl. Phys. B 70, 155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Cassou, K.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Chambaret, J. P.

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J.-P.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Chapuisat, S.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Cheriaux, G.

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chowdhury, E. A.

A. DiChiara, E. A. Chowdhury, G. Ongadi, and B. C. Walker, Opt. Lett. 28, 21 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chvykov, V.

V. Chvykov, V. Yanovsky, S. W. Bahk, G. Kalintchenko, and G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1045-1047.

DiChiara, A.

A. DiChiara, E. A. Chowdhury, G. Ongadi, and B. C. Walker, Opt. Lett. 28, 21 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dubau, J.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Ferre, S.

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Guilbaud, O.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Inoue, N.

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jamelot, G.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Kalashnikov, M. P.

M. P. Kalashnikov, V. Karpov, H. Schnönnagel, and W. Sandner, Laser Phys. 12, 368 (2002).

Kalintchenko, G.

V. Chvykov, V. Yanovsky, S. W. Bahk, G. Kalintchenko, and G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1045-1047.

Karpov, V.

M. P. Kalashnikov, V. Karpov, H. Schnönnagel, and W. Sandner, Laser Phys. 12, 368 (2002).

Kase, T.

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, Opt. Lett. 23, 18 (1998).

Kazamias, S.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Kiriyama, H.

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Klisnick, A.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Lagron, J.-C.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Ma, J.

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Matsuoka, S.

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, Opt. Lett. 23, 18 (1998).

Mourou, G.

G. Mourou, C. Barty, and M. D. Perry, Phys. Today 51(1), 22 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

V. Chvykov, V. Yanovsky, S. W. Bahk, G. Kalintchenko, and G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1045-1047.

Notebaert, L.

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ongadi, G.

A. DiChiara, E. A. Chowdhury, G. Ongadi, and B. C. Walker, Opt. Lett. 28, 21 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Patterson, F.

J. D. Bonlie, F. Patterson, D. Price, B. White, and P. Springer, Appl. Phys. B 70, 155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Patterson, F. G.

F. G. Patterson, J. Bonlie, D. Price, and B. White, Opt. Lett. 24, 14 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Perry, M. D.

G. Mourou, C. Barty, and M. D. Perry, Phys. Today 51(1), 22 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Pittman, M.

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Plé, F.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Price, D.

J. D. Bonlie, F. Patterson, D. Price, B. White, and P. Springer, Appl. Phys. B 70, 155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

F. G. Patterson, J. Bonlie, D. Price, and B. White, Opt. Lett. 24, 14 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ros, D.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Rousseau, J. P.

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rus, B.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Sandner, W.

M. P. Kalashnikov, V. Karpov, H. Schnönnagel, and W. Sandner, Laser Phys. 12, 368 (2002).

Schnönnagel, H.

M. P. Kalashnikov, V. Karpov, H. Schnönnagel, and W. Sandner, Laser Phys. 12, 368 (2002).

Sebban, S.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Springer, P.

J. D. Bonlie, F. Patterson, D. Price, B. White, and P. Springer, Appl. Phys. B 70, 155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Strickland, D.

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

Takuma, H.

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, Opt. Lett. 23, 18 (1998).

Ueda, H.

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Walker, B. C.

A. DiChiara, E. A. Chowdhury, G. Ongadi, and B. C. Walker, Opt. Lett. 28, 21 (2003).
[CrossRef]

White, B.

J. D. Bonlie, F. Patterson, D. Price, B. White, and P. Springer, Appl. Phys. B 70, 155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

F. G. Patterson, J. Bonlie, D. Price, and B. White, Opt. Lett. 24, 14 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Yamakawa, K.

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, Opt. Lett. 23, 18 (1998).

Yanovsky, V.

V. Chvykov, V. Yanovsky, S. W. Bahk, G. Kalintchenko, and G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1045-1047.

Zeitoun, P.

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

M. Pittman, S. Ferre, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Cheriaux, Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Bonlie, F. Patterson, D. Price, B. White, and P. Springer, Appl. Phys. B 70, 155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

M. P. Kalashnikov, V. Karpov, H. Schnönnagel, and W. Sandner, Laser Phys. 12, 368 (2002).

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (4)

K. Yamakawa, M. Aoyama, S. Matsuoka, T. Kase, Y. Akahane, and H. Takuma, Opt. Lett. 23, 18 (1998).

A. DiChiara, E. A. Chowdhury, G. Ongadi, and B. C. Walker, Opt. Lett. 28, 21 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. G. Patterson, J. Bonlie, D. Price, and B. White, Opt. Lett. 24, 14 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Aoyama, K. Yamakawa, Y. Akahane, J. Ma, N. Inoue, H. Ueda, and H. Kiriyama, Opt. Lett. 28, 17 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Today (1)

G. Mourou, C. Barty, and M. D. Perry, Phys. Today 51(1), 22 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

G. Jamelot, D. Ros, A. Klisnick, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, F. Plé, S. Chapuisat, J.-C. Lagron, J. Dubau, D. Benredjem, K. Cassou, O. Guilbaud, J.-P. Chambaret, S. Sebban, P. Zeitoun, and B. Rus, in X-Ray Lasers 2004, IOP Conference Series (IOP, 2005), Vol. 186, pp. 677-683.

V. Chvykov, V. Yanovsky, S. W. Bahk, G. Kalintchenko, and G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1045-1047.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Image of the 60 mm diameter intensity pump profile measured on the crystal. It is obtained by overlapping six homogenized arms of the Nd:glass pump lasers recorded with a 12-bit beam analyzer. High-frequency modulations are due to residual coherent effects, inducing this low contrast interference patterns.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Beam profile measured at the output of the booster amplifier. The measurement was made with a 12-bit CCD camera.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Shot-to-shot energy registered at 0.1 Hz with a large aperture pyroelectric detector (from Gentec).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

SPIDER measurement of the 10 Hz front-end output pulse. (a) Dotted curve is the output spectrum of the front end measured at 1.6 J ; the continuous curve is the spectrum measured at the output of the booster amplifier at 20 J . (b) Continuous curve is the intensity profile retrieved from spectral phase and intensity measurements; dotted curve is a Gaussian fit giving 39 fs FWHM.

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