Generation of 20-TW pulses of picosecond duration using chirped-pulse amplification in a Nd:glass power chain.

@article{Sauteret1991GenerationO2,
  title={Generation of 20-TW pulses of picosecond duration using chirped-pulse amplification in a Nd:glass power chain.},
  author={Christian Sauteret and Daniel Husson and G Thiell and S Seznec and Sonya Gary and Adam Migus and G{\'e}rard A. Mourou},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={238-40}
}
Pulses of 20-TW peak power have been generated at 1064 nm using the chirped-pulse-amplification technique with a 90-mm output-aperture Nd:silicate glass amplification line. This system delivers 60 J of energy in a chirped pulse of 600-psec duration, with a capacity to maintain a 3.5-nm output bandwidth. These chirped pulses are compressed to 1.2 psec with an energy of 24 J by using large holographic gold-coated 1740-lines/mm diffraction gratings.