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Title: Technology development for ultraintense all-OPCPA systems

Abstract

Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) [Dubietis et al., Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992)] implemented by multikilojoule Nd:glass pump lasers is a promising approach to produce ultraintense pulses ($${>}10^{23}~\text{W}/\text{cm}^{2}$$). Technologies are being developed to upgrade the OMEGA EP Laser System with the goal to pump an optical parametric amplifier line (EP OPAL) with two of the OMEGA EP beamlines. The resulting ultraintense pulses (1.5 kJ, 20 fs,$$10^{24}~\text{W}/\text{cm}^{2}$$) would be used jointly with picosecond and nanosecond pulses produced by the other two beamlines. A midscale OPAL pumped by the Multi-Terawatt (MTW) laser is being constructed to produce 7.5-J, 15-fs pulses and demonstrate scalable technologies suitable for the upgrade. MTW OPAL will share a target area with the MTW laser (50 J, 1 to 100 ps), enabling several joint-shot configurations. We report on the status of the MTW OPAL system, and the technology development required for this class of all-OPCPA laser system for ultraintense pulses.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1494280
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0001944
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
High Power Laser Science and Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2095-4719
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; nonlinear optics; optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification; ultrafast lasers; ultraintense lasers

Citation Formats

Bromage, J., Bahk, S. -W., Begishev, I. A., Dorrer, C., Guardalben, M. J., Hoffman, B. N., Oliver, J.  B., Roides, R. G., Schiesser, E. M., Shoup, M. J., Spilatro, M., Webb, B., Weiner, D., and Zuegel, J. D. Technology development for ultraintense all-OPCPA systems. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1017/hpl.2018.64.
Bromage, J., Bahk, S. -W., Begishev, I. A., Dorrer, C., Guardalben, M. J., Hoffman, B. N., Oliver, J.  B., Roides, R. G., Schiesser, E. M., Shoup, M. J., Spilatro, M., Webb, B., Weiner, D., & Zuegel, J. D. Technology development for ultraintense all-OPCPA systems. United States. doi:10.1017/hpl.2018.64.
Bromage, J., Bahk, S. -W., Begishev, I. A., Dorrer, C., Guardalben, M. J., Hoffman, B. N., Oliver, J.  B., Roides, R. G., Schiesser, E. M., Shoup, M. J., Spilatro, M., Webb, B., Weiner, D., and Zuegel, J. D. Fri . "Technology development for ultraintense all-OPCPA systems". United States. doi:10.1017/hpl.2018.64. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1494280.
@article{osti_1494280,
title = {Technology development for ultraintense all-OPCPA systems},
author = {Bromage, J. and Bahk, S. -W. and Begishev, I. A. and Dorrer, C. and Guardalben, M. J. and Hoffman, B. N. and Oliver, J.  B. and Roides, R. G. and Schiesser, E. M. and Shoup, M. J. and Spilatro, M. and Webb, B. and Weiner, D. and Zuegel, J. D.},
abstractNote = {Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) [Dubietis et al., Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992)] implemented by multikilojoule Nd:glass pump lasers is a promising approach to produce ultraintense pulses (${>}10^{23}~\text{W}/\text{cm}^{2}$). Technologies are being developed to upgrade the OMEGA EP Laser System with the goal to pump an optical parametric amplifier line (EP OPAL) with two of the OMEGA EP beamlines. The resulting ultraintense pulses (1.5 kJ, 20 fs,$10^{24}~\text{W}/\text{cm}^{2}$) would be used jointly with picosecond and nanosecond pulses produced by the other two beamlines. A midscale OPAL pumped by the Multi-Terawatt (MTW) laser is being constructed to produce 7.5-J, 15-fs pulses and demonstrate scalable technologies suitable for the upgrade. MTW OPAL will share a target area with the MTW laser (50 J, 1 to 100 ps), enabling several joint-shot configurations. We report on the status of the MTW OPAL system, and the technology development required for this class of all-OPCPA laser system for ultraintense pulses.},
doi = {10.1017/hpl.2018.64},
journal = {High Power Laser Science and Engineering},
number = ,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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