Advanced Ultrafast Laser Concepts at the Tens of Terawatt Level

The Laser Plasma Laboratory’s multi-terawatt femtosecond laser (MTFL) will be undergoing a laser upgrade in the upcoming months. The current chirped pulse amplification system will be upgraded from 25 mJ to 500 mJ. Amplification processes at high intensities such as these introduce the problem of gain narrowing. Fastlite’s DAZZLER (an AOPDF) was used to… (More)