Abstract

High-contrast, 30 fs, 1.5 PW laser pulses are generated from a chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) Ti:sapphire laser system at 0.1 Hz repetition rate. The maximum output energy of 60.2 J is obtained, at a pump energy of 120 J, from a booster amplifier that is pumped by four frenquency-doubled Nd:glass laser systems. During amplification, parasitic lasing is suppressed by index matching fluid with absorption dye and the careful manipulation of the time delay between the seed and pump pulses. An amplified pulse passes through a pulse compressor consisting of four gold-coated gratings. After compression, the measured pulse duration is 30 fs, and the output energy is 44.5 J, yielding a peak power of about 1.5 PW. The output energy of 44.5 J and output power of 1.5-PW are the highest values ever achieved from the femtosecond CPA Ti:sapphire laser system. To maintain a sufficiently high temporal contrast, a saturable absorber is installed in the front-end system with two ultrafast Pockels cells in order to minimize the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and pre-pulse intensity. An adaptive optics system is implemented for PW laser pulses and a focused intensity of about 1 × 1022 W/cm2 can be obtained when an f/3 optic is used.

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2002 (1)

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Burgy, F.

Cattani, F.

A. Macchi, F. Cattani, T. V. Liseykina, and F. Cornolti, “Laser acceleration of ion bunches at the front surface of overdense plasmas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(16), 165003 (2005).
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Clarke, R. J.

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[CrossRef]

Collier, I.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J. L.

Cornolti, F.

A. Macchi, F. Cattani, T. V. Liseykina, and F. Cornolti, “Laser acceleration of ion bunches at the front surface of overdense plasmas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(16), 165003 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

d’Oliveira, P.

C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Danson, C. N.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Didenko, N. V.

Ertel, K.

Etchepare, J.

Fell, B.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Frackiewicz, A. J.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Geindre, J.-P.

C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Habs, D.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hamoniaux, G.

Hawkes, S.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hawkes, S. J.

Hegelich, B. M.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Henig, A.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Holligan, P.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hooker, C.

Hörlein, R.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hutchinson, M. H. R.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, N.

Jae Hee, S.

L. Seong Ku, Y. Tae Jun, S. Jae Hee, Y. Jin Woo, J. Tae Moon, and L. Jongmin, “Contrast ratio improvement by using gain control of the amplifiers in a 100 TW Ti:sapphire laser,” J. Kor. Phys. Soc. 57(6), 1335–1338 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jamelot, G.

Janulewicz, K. A.

I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Jeong, T. M.

I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. J. Yu, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “0.1 Hz 1.0 PW Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3021–3023 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. J. Yu, and T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee are preparing a manuscript to be called “>1010 contrast 100-TW laser system at 10 Hz.”

Jin Woo, Y.

L. Seong Ku, Y. Tae Jun, S. Jae Hee, Y. Jin Woo, J. Tae Moon, and L. Jongmin, “Contrast ratio improvement by using gain control of the amplifiers in a 100 TW Ti:sapphire laser,” J. Kor. Phys. Soc. 57(6), 1335–1338 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jongmin, L.

L. Seong Ku, Y. Tae Jun, S. Jae Hee, Y. Jin Woo, J. Tae Moon, and L. Jongmin, “Contrast ratio improvement by using gain control of the amplifiers in a 100 TW Ti:sapphire laser,” J. Kor. Phys. Soc. 57(6), 1335–1338 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jullien, A.

Jung, D.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kalashnikov, A.

A. Kalashnikov, A. Andreev, and H. Schönnagel, “Limits of the temporal contrast for CPA lasers with beams of high aperture,” Proc. SPIE 7501(750104), 750104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Kidd, A.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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Kim, H. T.

I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
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I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
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Konyashchenko, A. V.

Lassonde, P.

Lee, J.

I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
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J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. J. Yu, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “0.1 Hz 1.0 PW Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3021–3023 (2010).
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I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
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J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. J. Yu, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “0.1 Hz 1.0 PW Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3021–3023 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. J. Yu, and T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee are preparing a manuscript to be called “>1010 contrast 100-TW laser system at 10 Hz.”

Lester, W. J.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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Marjoribanks, R.

C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
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Martin, F.

Martin, P.

C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
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I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplificatioin,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19(12), 2945–2956 (2002).
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Meyer-ter-Vehn, J.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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Minkovski, N.

Monot, P.

C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
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Mourou, G. A.

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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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Neely, D.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplificatioin,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19(12), 2945–2956 (2002).
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Nickles, P. V.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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Norreys, P. A.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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Osvay, K.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplificatioin,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19(12), 2945–2956 (2002).
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Parry, B. T.

Patterson, F. G.

Payeur, S.

Pepler, D. A.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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Planchon, T. A.

Ple, F.

Price, D.

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C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
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Ross, I. N.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplificatioin,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19(12), 2945–2956 (2002).
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Rousseau, P.

Saltiel, S. M.

Sandner, W.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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Schnürer, M.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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Schönnagel, H.

A. Kalashnikov, A. Andreev, and H. Schönnagel, “Limits of the temporal contrast for CPA lasers with beams of high aperture,” Proc. SPIE 7501(750104), 750104 (2009).
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A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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Shaikh, W.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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Shen, Z.

Sokollik, T.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
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I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
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J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. J. Yu, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “0.1 Hz 1.0 PW Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3021–3023 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. J. Yu, and T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee are preparing a manuscript to be called “>1010 contrast 100-TW laser system at 10 Hz.”

Tae Jun, Y.

L. Seong Ku, Y. Tae Jun, S. Jae Hee, Y. Jin Woo, J. Tae Moon, and L. Jongmin, “Contrast ratio improvement by using gain control of the amplifiers in a 100 TW Ti:sapphire laser,” J. Kor. Phys. Soc. 57(6), 1335–1338 (2010).
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L. Seong Ku, Y. Tae Jun, S. Jae Hee, Y. Jin Woo, J. Tae Moon, and L. Jongmin, “Contrast ratio improvement by using gain control of the amplifiers in a 100 TW Ti:sapphire laser,” J. Kor. Phys. Soc. 57(6), 1335–1338 (2010).
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A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-pressure acceleration of ion beams driven by circularly polarized laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(24), 245003 (2009).
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C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
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J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. J. Yu, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “0.1 Hz 1.0 PW Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3021–3023 (2010).
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I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
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Appl. Phys. B (2)

I. J. Kim, I. W. Choi, S. K. Lee, K. A. Janulewicz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, H. T. Kim, H. Yun, T. M. Jeong, and J. Lee, “Spatio-temporal characterization of double plasma mirror for ultrahigh contrast and stable laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 104(1), 81–86 (2011).
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I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplificatioin,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19(12), 2945–2956 (2002).
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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, I. Collier, B. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt, and B. E. Wyborn, “Vulcan Petawatt: design, operation and interactions at 5 x 1020 W cm−2,” Laser Part. Beams 23(01), 87–93 (2005).
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C. Thaury, F. Quere, J.-P. Geindre, A. Levy, T. Ceccotti, P. Monot, M. Bougeard, F. Reau, P. d’Oliveira, P. Audebert, R. Marjoribanks, and P. Martin, “Plasma mirrors for ultrahigh-intensity optics,” Nat. Phys. 3(6), 424–429 (2007).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the high-contrast0.1 Hz, 1.5 PW CPA Ti:sapphire laser system, and the (b) optical layout of the three-pass booster amplifier. The fluorescence image of the Ti:sapphire crystal pumped by 120 J green laser pulses and the spatial beam profile of the input is also shown.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Experimental (red circles) and calculated (gray rectangles and black diamonds) output energies as a function of pump energy for the time delay between the pump (green line in inset figure) and input seed pulse (first red bar in inset figure), and (b) output energies measured at single shot (blue) and 0.1 Hz (red) for a 120 J pump energy in the final booster amplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spatial distribution of (a) measured, (b) calculated amplified output beam, and (c) residual pump beam versus the energy of pump laser for the configuration shown in Fig. 1 (b).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic of PW pulse compressor, in which the size of the first and fourth gratings is 275 mm (V) × 390 mm (H) and the second and third is 360 mm (V) × 565 mm (H).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Measured spectra of input laser pulse (blue line), calculated amplified laser pulse (green line), and measured amplified laser pulse (red line) and spectral phase (black dotted) measured with SPIDER. (b) Reconstructed temporal pulse profile. The reconstructed pulse duration is 30.2 ± 1.8 fs for 30 successive pulses.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Contrast ratio for 1.5 PW laser pulses (red circles) and 100 TW laser pulses (blue line) measured using a third-order autocorrelation.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Measured wavefront aberration before (a) and after (b) correction with an AO system. (c) Focal spot obtained using an f/16focusing optic. A deformable mirror is installed between the PW booster amplifier and achromatic beam expander to reduce the size of the deformable mirror. Thus, pre-compensation for the wavefront aberration is realized.

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