Prospects for a multi-PW source using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. Hernandez-Gomez, D. Neely, K. Osvay

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Abstract

The properties of optical parametric amplifiers are well suited to their use as chirped pulse amplifiers in short pulse high-power systems. In addition to the possibility of very simple designs to extend to shorter pulses the limits of millijoule systems, they can be used for very high-intensity applications when used in conjunction with narrow-bandwidth high-energy lasers. Powers exceeding 10 PW and focused intensities more than 1023 W/cm2 are predicted using existing glass laser technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-340
Number of pages10
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 25th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter (ECLIM'98) - Laser and Particle Beams - - Formia, Italy
Duration: May 4 1999May 8 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ross, I. N., Matousek, P., Towrie, M., Langley, A. J., Collier, J. L., Danson, C. N., Hernandez-Gomez, C., Neely, D., & Osvay, K. (1999). Prospects for a multi-PW source using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers. Laser and Particle Beams, 17(2), 331-340. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263034699172203