Abstract

Based on a combined scheme of doubled chirped-pulse amplification and a femtosecond noncollinear optical- parametric amplifier, a high-contrast femtosecond laser pulse with energy of up to 32.3J has been generated by improving the gain efficiency and boosting the pump energy to 120J in the final amplifier. Our measurements show that the contrast ratio of the main laser pulse is around 1010 within the time scale of 400ps and the duration of compressed pulse is 27.9fs, corresponding to a peak power of 1.16PW.

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J. R. Tian, J. H. Sun, Z. Y. Wei, Z. H. Wang, W. J. Ling, X. J. Huang, L. T. Liu, X. F. Wei, and J. Zhang, Acta Phys. Sin. 54, 1200 (2005).

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Wei, X. F.

J. R. Tian, J. H. Sun, Z. Y. Wei, Z. H. Wang, W. J. Ling, X. J. Huang, L. T. Liu, X. F. Wei, and J. Zhang, Acta Phys. Sin. 54, 1200 (2005).

Wei, Z. Y.

C. Liu, Z. H. Wang, W. C. Li, Q. Zhang, H. N. Han, H. Teng, and Z. Y. Wei, Opt. Lett. 35, 3096 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. R. Tian, J. H. Sun, Z. Y. Wei, Z. H. Wang, W. J. Ling, X. J. Huang, L. T. Liu, X. F. Wei, and J. Zhang, Acta Phys. Sin. 54, 1200 (2005).

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J. R. Tian, J. H. Sun, Z. Y. Wei, Z. H. Wang, W. J. Ling, X. J. Huang, L. T. Liu, X. F. Wei, and J. Zhang, Acta Phys. Sin. 54, 1200 (2005).

Zhang, Q.

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Acta Phys. Sin. (1)

J. R. Tian, J. H. Sun, Z. Y. Wei, Z. H. Wang, W. J. Ling, X. J. Huang, L. T. Liu, X. F. Wei, and J. Zhang, Acta Phys. Sin. 54, 1200 (2005).

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Opt. Express (1)

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D. Umstadter, Phys. Plasmas 8, 1774 (2001)
[CrossRef]

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E. Gaul, “1.1 petawatt hybrid OPCPA-glass laser,” presented at the International Conference on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers-2008, Tongli, China, October 27-31, 2008.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic experimental setup of the DCPA.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured output energies for 105 J pump energy in the booster amplifier. For the seven-shot measurements, the maximum energy was 48.1 J and the minimum energy was 44.8 J . The rms was about 1.5%.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectrum of each stage, (b) the trace of the FROG measurement, (c) the measured pulse duration, and (d) the spectrum of compressed pulse using the video FROG instrument.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Contrast ratio of the compressed pulse within the time scale from 400 to 200 ps .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Near-field and (b) far-field beam profiles and M 2 factor of the compressed pulse in the second CPA stage.

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