Design of a highly stable, high-conversion-efficiency, optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system with good beam quality.

@article{Guardalben2003DesignOA,
  title={Design of a highly stable, high-conversion-efficiency, optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system with good beam quality.},
  author={Mark J Guardalben and Josh Keegan and L. J. Waxer and Vincent Bagnoud and Ildar A. Begishev and Jason Puth and J. D. Zuegel},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 20},
  pages={2511-24}
}
An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) design that provides 40% pump-to-signal conversion efficiency and over-500-mJ signal energy at 1054 nm for front-end injection into a Nd:glass amplifier chain is presented. This OPCPA system is currently being built as the prototype front end for the OMEGA EP (extended performance) laser system at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Using a three-dimensional spatial and temporal numerical model, several design… CONTINUE READING

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Optical Parametric Chirped- Pulse-Amplification System Using Spatiotemporally Shaped Pulses,” submitted to Optics Letters

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