Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first terawatt diode-pumped laser employing single-crystalline Yb:CaF2 as the amplifying medium. A maximum pulse energy of 420mJ at a repetition rate of 1Hz was achieved by seeding with a stretched femtosecond pulse 2ns in duration, preamplified to 40mJ. After recompression, a pulse energy of 197mJ and a duration of 192fs were obtained, corresponding to a peak power of 1TW. Furthermore, nanosecond pulses containing an energy of up to 905mJ were generated without optical damage.

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M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, and M. Kaluza, Appl. Opt. 46, 7432 (2007).
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A. Pugžlys, D. Sidorov, A. Ali, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielis, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF4.

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A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

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A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

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A. Pugžlys, D. Sidorov, A. Ali, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielis, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF4.

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A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Beach, R.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

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Blakeney, J.

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Bödefeld, R.

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J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, Lect. Notes Phys. 694, 47 (2006).
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Caird, J.

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Campbell, R.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Camy, P.

Chai, B.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

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I. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. Langley, and J. Collier, Opt. Commun. 144, 125 (1997).
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Danielis, R.

A. Pugžlys, D. Sidorov, A. Ali, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielis, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF4.

Dawson, J.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Debourg, G.

Ditmire, T.

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Doualan, J.

Douglas, S.

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Druon, F.

Ebbers, C.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Erlandson, A.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Fei, Y.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Freitas, B.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Gaul, E. W.

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Georges, P.

Giniunas, L.

A. Pugžlys, D. Sidorov, A. Ali, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielis, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF4.

Hein, J.

Henderson, W.

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Hönninger, C.

Hornung, M.

Ikegawa, T.

Inoue, N.

Iovanovic, I.

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Izawa, Y.

Jacquemet, M.

Kaluza, M.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, and M. Kaluza, Appl. Opt. 46, 7432 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, Lect. Notes Phys. 694, 47 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kan, H.

Kanabe, T.

Karsch, S.

Kawanaka, J.

Kawashima, T.

Keller, U.

Kent, R.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Kiriyama, H.

Klingebiel, S.

Krausz, F.

Kurita, T.

Ladran, T.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Langley, A.

I. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. Langley, and J. Collier, Opt. Commun. 144, 125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Li, R.

A. Pugžlys, D. Sidorov, A. Ali, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielis, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF4.

Liao, Z.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Liu, H.

Lucca, A.

Ma, J.

Major, Z.

Martinez, M.

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Matousek, P.

I. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. Langley, and J. Collier, Opt. Commun. 144, 125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Matsumoto, O.

Menapace, J.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Ménard, V.

P. Camy, J. Doualan, A. Benayad, M. von Edlinger, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, Appl. Phys. B 89, 539 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Miyamoto, M.

Miyanaga, N.

Molander, B.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

E. W.Gaul, M. Martinez, T. Ditmire, S. Douglas, W. Henderson, J. Blakeney, J. Caird, A. Erlandson, I. Iovanovic, C. Ebbers, and B. Molander, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WD2.

Moncorgé, R.

Mourou, G.

Nakatsuka, M.

Nees, J.

Paye, J.

Payne, S.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Peterson, N.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Podleska, S.

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, Lect. Notes Phys. 694, 47 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pugžlys, A.

A. Pugžlys, D. Sidorov, A. Ali, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielis, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF4.

Randles, M.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Ross, I.

I. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. Langley, and J. Collier, Opt. Commun. 144, 125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sauerbrey, R.

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, Lect. Notes Phys. 694, 47 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schaffers, K.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Schnepp, M.

Sekine, T.

Sidorov, D.

A. Pugžlys, D. Sidorov, A. Ali, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielis, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF4.

Siebold, M.

Strickland, D.

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

Su, L.

A. Pugžlys, D. Sidorov, A. Ali, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielis, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF4.

Sutton, S.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

Tassano, J.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383 (2007).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: multipass CPA based on Yb : Ca F 2 , seeded either by a two-stage chirped-pulse Yb:glass MOPA or a Q-switched nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA. MF, flip mirror; MD, dichroic flat mirror (HR 1020 1060 nm , AR 930 950 nm ); M1–M10, dielectric flat mirrors (HR 45° 1010 1060 nm ), diameter, 25 mm ; angle between incoming and outgoing beam, 5°; T1, spherical lens telescope (magnification: 1) for divergence control; T2, T3, spherical lens telescopes [magnification: 2 (T2) and 6 (T3)], vacuum tubes at the focal regions of T1–T3; L1, cylindrical lens ( f = 115 mm ) ; L2, spherical lens ( f = 250 mm ) ; G1–G4, compressor gold gratings; MC, dielectric compressor end mirror; incoming and outgoing beam are vertically separated on G1, G4 and M; L3, focusing lens ( f = 5 m ) .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Beam profiles. Dimensions denote the width of the projection at FWHM: (a) pump profile, (b) input beam profile, (c) near-field pattern after multipass amplification, (d) far-field pattern after recompression.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Chirped pulse amplification: (a) Spectra of seed and amplified laser pulses (total gain, 10.5); (b) corresponding intensity autocorrelation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dynamic of the multipass amplifier; repetition rate, 1 Hz . (a) Nanosecond pulse amplification: output pulse energy versus absorbed pump pulse energy, input pulse energy of 129 mJ , pulse duration of 6 ns ; (b) CPA and amplification of flat-top-shaped 100 μ s pulses: output pulse energy and total gain versus input pulse energy at an absorbed pump pulse energy of 21.6 J .

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