Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers

@inproceedings{Cotel2006NonlinearTP,
  title={Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers},
  author={Arnaud Cotel and Aur{\'e}lie Jullien and Nicolas Forget and Olaf Albert and Christophe Le Blanc and Jean Etchepare and Gilles Ch{\'e}riaux and Nikolay Minkovski and S. M. Saltiel},
  year={2006}
}
We present a new nonlinear solid-state technique for temporal femtosecond pulses cleaning. The contrast reaches 10−10 for millijoule input pulse. Efficiency is demonstrated at 800 nm and 1 m. The method is reliable enough to solve the contrast issue for Petawatt class lasers.