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Chirped-Pulse Amplification Ultrahigh peak power production from compact short-pulse laser systems

  title={Chirped-Pulse Amplification Ultrahigh peak power production from compact short-pulse laser systems},
  • Published 2010
Introduction of chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) enabled the latest revolution in production of high peak powers from lasers through amplification of very short (femtosecond) laser pulses to pulse energies previously available only from long-pulse lasers. CPA has rapidly bridged the gap from its initial modest demonstrations to multi-terawatt and petawattscale systems in research facilities and universities, as well as numerous lowerpower scientific and industrial applications. 
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