11 May 2017 Design update and recent results of the Apollon 10 PW facility
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In this paper we are giving a summary of the Apollon 10 PW facility laser design together with updated laser performance. The Apollon facility is currently under construction in France. The APOLLON laser system is a laser designed for delivering pulses as short as 15 fs (10-15 s) with an energy exceeding 150 Joules on target. The peak power delivered by this laser system will be 10 Petawatts (1016W). The Apollon laser system will be delivering 4 beams: one 10 PW beam (F1 beam 400 mm diameter), one 1 PW beam (F2 beam 140 mm diameter) and two additional probe beams (F3 and F4) at a repetition rate of 1 shot per minute. The laser system is based on Ti-sapphire amplifiers pumped by frequency doubled solid-state lasers. The repetition rate of the high energy part will be 1 shot per minute. The main beam at the output of the last amplifier will be split and dispatched to two experimental areas. The main laser beam is delivering 30 J before compression at a repetition rate of 1 shot per minute and we are currently increasing to get 100J.
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B. Le Garrec, D. N. Papadopoulos, C. Le Blanc, J. P. Zou, G. Chériaux, P. Georges, F. Druon, L. Martin, L. Fréneaux, A. Beluze, N. Lebas, F. Mathieu, P. Audebert, "Design update and recent results of the Apollon 10 PW facility", Proc. SPIE 10238, High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology III, 102380Q (11 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265182; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2265182
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