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Title: Temporal-contrast measurements of a white-light-seeded noncollinear optical parametric amplifier

Ultra-intense optical parametric chirped-pulse systems require front ends with broad bandwidth and high temporal contrast. Temporal cross-correlation measurements of a white-light–seeded noncollinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) show that its prepulse contrast exceeds the 120 dB dynamic range of the broadband NOPA-based cross-correlator.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1214213
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001944
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Optics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2040-8978
Research Org:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION parametric oscillators and amplifiers, ultrafast measurements, temporal contrast