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Title: Numerical simulations of realistic grating compressors

Abstract

Chirped pulse amplification (CPA), originally proposed by Strickland and Mourou, is a critical enabling technology for creating very short laser pulses with very high peak power. It consists of three optical components: a stretcher, an amplifier, and a compressor. An initial laser pulse of short duration and low energy content is first stretched out in time by the stretcher, resulting in a pulse with longer duration, low energy content, and very low peak power. The pulse is then amplified to increase its energy content without changing its duration in time. The amplified pulse is finally compressed in time in the compressor, resulting in a laser pulse with very short duration and very high peak power. The objective of this work is to develop numerical techniques that enable small-scale grating aberrations in the compressor to be analyzed through high performance computer simulations.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Center for Applied Scientific Computing
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Ignition Facility
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1481090
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-760459
948717
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Lasers; Mathematics and Computing

Citation Formats

Petersson, N. Anders, Sjogreen, Bjorn, and Schrauth, Samuel. Numerical simulations of realistic grating compressors. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1481090.
Petersson, N. Anders, Sjogreen, Bjorn, & Schrauth, Samuel. Numerical simulations of realistic grating compressors. United States. doi:10.2172/1481090.
Petersson, N. Anders, Sjogreen, Bjorn, and Schrauth, Samuel. Thu . "Numerical simulations of realistic grating compressors". United States. doi:10.2172/1481090. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1481090.
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abstractNote = {Chirped pulse amplification (CPA), originally proposed by Strickland and Mourou, is a critical enabling technology for creating very short laser pulses with very high peak power. It consists of three optical components: a stretcher, an amplifier, and a compressor. An initial laser pulse of short duration and low energy content is first stretched out in time by the stretcher, resulting in a pulse with longer duration, low energy content, and very low peak power. The pulse is then amplified to increase its energy content without changing its duration in time. The amplified pulse is finally compressed in time in the compressor, resulting in a laser pulse with very short duration and very high peak power. The objective of this work is to develop numerical techniques that enable small-scale grating aberrations in the compressor to be analyzed through high performance computer simulations.},
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