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

@article{Cotel2006NonlinearTP,
  title={Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning for high-energy petawatt-class lasers},
  author={Arnaud Cotel and Aur{\'e}lie Jullien and Nicolas Forget and Olivier Albert and Catherine Le Blanc and Jean Etchepare and Gilles Ch{\'e}riaux and Nikolay Minkovski and Solomon M. Saltiel},
  journal={Journal De Physique Iv},
  year={2006},
  volume={133},
  pages={713-715}
}
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 μm. The method is reliable enough to solve the contrast issue for Petawatt class lasers. 
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