Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the efficiency of a single-shot method to measure the beam breakup integral (B) accumulated across a high power chain. The technique uses spectrally shaped strongly chirped femtosecond pulses and takes advantage of time-to-spectral coupling generated by nonlinear effects. We performed B measurements on regenerative amplifiers (Ti:sapphire) and on the ALISE 200 J facility currently installed at CEA-CESTA (France).

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C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Caumes, L. Videau, C. Rouyer, and E. Freyz, Opt. Lett. 29, 899 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

O. Morice, Opt. Eng. 42, 1530 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1984 (1)

A. Adolf, D. Chatrefou, and C. Gouedard, J. Opt. 15, 82 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

1968 (1)

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chrikin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 598 (1968).
[CrossRef]

1966 (1)

V. I. Bespalov and V. I. Talanov, JETP Lett. 3, 307 (1966).

Adolf, A.

A. Adolf, D. Chatrefou, and C. Gouedard, J. Opt. 15, 82 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Akhmanov, S. A.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chrikin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 598 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Arakelian, S. M.

Bespalov, V. I.

V. I. Bespalov and V. I. Talanov, JETP Lett. 3, 307 (1966).

Blanchot, N.

E. Salmon, N. Blanchot, D. Husson, C. Rouyer, and C. Sauteret, 'Temporal distortion control in chirped pulse amplification using phase modulator as temporal correctors,' presented at the Ultrafast Optics Conference, July 10-16, 1999, Ascona, Switzerland.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Caumes, J. P.

Cavailler, C.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chatrefou, D.

A. Adolf, D. Chatrefou, and C. Gouedard, J. Opt. 15, 82 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Z.

Chrikin, A. S.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chrikin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 598 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Di-Nicola, J. M.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Drabovich, K. N.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chrikin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 598 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Durbin, S. D.

Fleurot, N.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Freyz, E.

Gouedard, C.

A. Adolf, D. Chatrefou, and C. Gouedard, J. Opt. 15, 82 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Husson, D.

E. Salmon, N. Blanchot, D. Husson, C. Rouyer, and C. Sauteret, 'Temporal distortion control in chirped pulse amplification using phase modulator as temporal correctors,' presented at the Ultrafast Optics Conference, July 10-16, 1999, Ascona, Switzerland.

Jenkins, F. A.

F. A. Jenkins and H. A. White, Fundamentals of Optics, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 1957), p. 374.

Khokhlov, R. V.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chrikin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 598 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Kovrigin, A. I.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chrikin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 598 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Laude, V.

Le Goff, D.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Le Goff, I.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Lonjaret, T.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Manac'h, P.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Mazataud, E.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Morice, O.

O. Morice, Opt. Eng. 42, 1530 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nicolaizeau, M.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Padois, M.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Rouyer, C.

J. P. Caumes, L. Videau, C. Rouyer, and E. Freyz, Opt. Lett. 29, 899 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Salmon, N. Blanchot, D. Husson, C. Rouyer, and C. Sauteret, 'Temporal distortion control in chirped pulse amplification using phase modulator as temporal correctors,' presented at the Ultrafast Optics Conference, July 10-16, 1999, Ascona, Switzerland.

Salmon, E.

E. Salmon, N. Blanchot, D. Husson, C. Rouyer, and C. Sauteret, 'Temporal distortion control in chirped pulse amplification using phase modulator as temporal correctors,' presented at the Ultrafast Optics Conference, July 10-16, 1999, Ascona, Switzerland.

Sauteret, C.

E. Salmon, N. Blanchot, D. Husson, C. Rouyer, and C. Sauteret, 'Temporal distortion control in chirped pulse amplification using phase modulator as temporal correctors,' presented at the Ultrafast Optics Conference, July 10-16, 1999, Ascona, Switzerland.

Shen, Y. R.

Spielmann, Ch.

Sukhorukov, A. P.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chrikin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 598 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Talanov, V. I.

V. I. Bespalov and V. I. Talanov, JETP Lett. 3, 307 (1966).

Tournois, P.

Verluise, F.

Videau, L.

J. P. Caumes, L. Videau, C. Rouyer, and E. Freyz, Opt. Lett. 29, 899 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Villate, D.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

Voisin, L.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

White, H. A.

F. A. Jenkins and H. A. White, Fundamentals of Optics, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 1957), p. 374.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chrikin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 598 (1968).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. (1)

A. Adolf, D. Chatrefou, and C. Gouedard, J. Opt. 15, 82 (1984).
[CrossRef]

JETP Lett. (1)

V. I. Bespalov and V. I. Talanov, JETP Lett. 3, 307 (1966).

Opt. Eng. (1)

O. Morice, Opt. Eng. 42, 1530 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion (1)

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

E. Salmon, N. Blanchot, D. Husson, C. Rouyer, and C. Sauteret, 'Temporal distortion control in chirped pulse amplification using phase modulator as temporal correctors,' presented at the Ultrafast Optics Conference, July 10-16, 1999, Ascona, Switzerland.

F. A. Jenkins and H. A. White, Fundamentals of Optics, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 1957), p. 374.

N. Blanchot, D. Le Goff, I. Le Goff, P. Manac'h, E. Mazataud, M. Nicolaizeau, M. Padois, L. Videau, D. Villate, and L. Voisin, in Conference on Lasers and Elect-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper CWB4.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of B measurement setup. E is the electric field; t and λ are time and wavelength parameters.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental time analysis of the filtered stretched pulse by a cross-correlation technique, compared with theoretical Fresnel diffraction.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

B values for 92, 100, and 112 times the 12 ns round-trip delay of the regenerative amplifier ( 1.5 mJ ) .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Cumulated B at the output of the three 50 mm diameter rod amplifiers. Squares are experimental values; solid curves are the complete numerical simulations. Results (a) and (b) are from two different mask widths.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(Color online) B values along the ALISE chain, showing a good agreement between experimental values and MIRO simulation values increased by B2 (Fig. 3).

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B fil ( t ) = 2 π λ 0 L γ ( z ) I fil ( z , t ) d z .
S ( ω ) = 2 b Im ( { FFT [ E fil ( t ) E fil ( t ) * E fil ( t ) ] E fil ( ω ) * } ) .

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