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Compression of TW class laser pulses in a planar hollow waveguide for applications in strong-field physics

Jarnac, Amelie LU ; Brizuela, Fernando LU ; Heyl, Christoph LU ; Rudawski, Piotr LU ; Campi, Filippo LU ; Kim, Byunghoon LU ; Rading, Linnea LU ; Johnsson, Per LU ; Mysyrowicz, Andre and L'Huillier, Anne LU , et al. (2014) In European Physical Journal D. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 68(12).
Abstract
We demonstrate pulse post-compression of a TW class chirped pulse amplification laser employing a gas-filled planar hollow waveguide. A waveguide throughput of 80% is achieved for 50 mJ input pulse energy. Good focusability is found and after compression with chirped mirrors a pulse duration of sub-15 fs is measured in the beam center. Whereas a total energy efficiency of approximate to 70% should be achievable, our post-compressor currently delivers 20 mJ output pulse energy (approximate to 40% efficiency), mostly limited by apertures of chirped mirrors and vacuum windows. The viability of the planar hollow waveguide compression scheme for applications in strong-field physics is demonstrated by generating high-order harmonics in a pulsed... (More)
We demonstrate pulse post-compression of a TW class chirped pulse amplification laser employing a gas-filled planar hollow waveguide. A waveguide throughput of 80% is achieved for 50 mJ input pulse energy. Good focusability is found and after compression with chirped mirrors a pulse duration of sub-15 fs is measured in the beam center. Whereas a total energy efficiency of approximate to 70% should be achievable, our post-compressor currently delivers 20 mJ output pulse energy (approximate to 40% efficiency), mostly limited by apertures of chirped mirrors and vacuum windows. The viability of the planar hollow waveguide compression scheme for applications in strong-field physics is demonstrated by generating high-order harmonics in a pulsed Ar gas cell. (Less)
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  abstract     = {We demonstrate pulse post-compression of a TW class chirped pulse amplification laser employing a gas-filled planar hollow waveguide. A waveguide throughput of 80% is achieved for 50 mJ input pulse energy. Good focusability is found and after compression with chirped mirrors a pulse duration of sub-15 fs is measured in the beam center. Whereas a total energy efficiency of approximate to 70% should be achievable, our post-compressor currently delivers 20 mJ output pulse energy (approximate to 40% efficiency), mostly limited by apertures of chirped mirrors and vacuum windows. The viability of the planar hollow waveguide compression scheme for applications in strong-field physics is demonstrated by generating high-order harmonics in a pulsed Ar gas cell.},
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  author       = {Jarnac, Amelie and Brizuela, Fernando and Heyl, Christoph and Rudawski, Piotr and Campi, Filippo and Kim, Byunghoon and Rading, Linnea and Johnsson, Per and Mysyrowicz, Andre and L'Huillier, Anne and Houard, Aurelien and Arnold, Cord L.},
  issn         = {1434-6060},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  publisher    = {EDP Sciences},
  series       = {European Physical Journal D. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics},
  title        = {Compression of TW class laser pulses in a planar hollow waveguide for applications in strong-field physics},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2014-50558-7},
  volume       = {68},
  year         = {2014},
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