Development of Petawatt scale Ti:sapphire laser at 0.05 Hz repetition rate

V. Yanovsky, V. Chvykov, S. W. Bahk, G. Kalintchenko, K. TaPhuoc, Yu-Chung Chang, G. Mourou

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Petawatt scale Ti:sapphire laser, a pump laser based on high power glass, at 0.05 Hz repetition rate was developed. The pump laser consisted of a ND:YLF oscillator, a peramplifier and two 2-pass glass amplifiers with 16-mm diameter phosphate glass rods. The lasers were capable of generating pup energy of 60-80 joules, required to reach Petawatt powers. It was observed that this pump laser generated 14 J of a frequency doubles output at 0.1 Hz repetition rate in 80 ns pulse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO); Postconference Digest - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 2003 Jun 12003 Jun 6

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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