Correcting Pulse-Front Errors in the OMEGA EP Pulse Compressor

Abstract

In the Omega EP laser, the pulse must be stretched in time, amplified, and subsequently compressed in a grating compressor in order to obtain high peak power. A model was used to characterize the temporally resolved near-field and far-field beam distributions for several different compressor configurations that included grating alignment errors and grating… (More)

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