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On the temporal contrast of high intensity femtosecond laser pulses

Osvay, Karoly LU ; Csatari, M; Ross, IN; Persson, Anders LU and Wahlström, Claes-Göran LU (2005) In Laser and Particle Beams 23(3). p.327-332
Abstract
The temporal contrast is classified into two main regimes, the nanosecond-scale and the picosecond-scale contrast prior to the main pulse. The Lund terawatt laser system is shown to be improved on the nano- and picosecond-scale by a factor of 10 and 50, respectively, when it was optimized for contrast but not for energy. Calculations are also presented to emphasize the role of angular dispersion on the picosecond contrast. Finally we show a compromise between the duration and contrast of femtosecond laser pulses amplified in an optical parametric (chirped pulse) amplifier.
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optical parametric amplification, pulse, high intensity lasers, compression, temporal contrast
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Laser and Particle Beams
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23
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3
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327 - 332
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Cambridge University Press
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0263-0346
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10.1017/S0263034605050469
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English
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  author       = {Osvay, Karoly and Csatari, M and Ross, IN and Persson, Anders and Wahlström, Claes-Göran},
  issn         = {0263-0346},
  keyword      = {optical parametric amplification,pulse,high intensity lasers,compression,temporal contrast},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {327--332},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Laser and Particle Beams},
  title        = {On the temporal contrast of high intensity femtosecond laser pulses},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263034605050469},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2005},
}