23 July 1999 Multi-terawatt frequency doubling of picosecond pulses for plasma interactions
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Proceedings Volume 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354154
Event: Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, 1998, Monterey, CA, United States
Abstract
Frequency doubling a large aperture sub ps, chirped pulse amplified (CPA) 1053 nm beam for laser matter interaction studies was investigated at the Central Laser Facility. Efficiencies > 50 percent were achieved using a 4 mm thick KDP crystal to convert a 140 X 89 mm 700 fs beam. Measurements of the 527 nm beam's focal spot quality when the doubling crystal was driven at high intensities 200 GWcm-2 are presented. Using data from 2 and 4 m thick 25 mm diameter test crystals, the optimum crystal thickness in terms of conversion efficiency is reviewed for 1053 nm CPA systems in the 0.3-3 ps region and options for fourth harmonic production discussed.
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David Neely, David Neely, Colin N. Danson, Colin N. Danson, Ric M. Allott, Ric M. Allott, F. Amiranoff, F. Amiranoff, E. L. Clark, E. L. Clark, Chris E. Clayton, Chris E. Clayton, J. L. Collier, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, A. E. Dangor, A. Djaoui, A. Djaoui, Christopher B. Edwards, Christopher B. Edwards, P. S. Flintoff, P. S. Flintoff, Daniel Francis Gordon, Daniel Francis Gordon, P. Hatton, P. Hatton, Mark Harman, Mark Harman, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. R. Hutchinson, K. Krushelnick, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, G. Malka, Victor Malka, Victor Malka, A. Modena, A. Modena, Z. Najmudin, Z. Najmudin, David A. Pepler, David A. Pepler, Ian N. Ross, Ian N. Ross, M. Salvati, M. Salvati, M. Santala, M. Santala, M. Tatarakis, M. Tatarakis, M. Trentelman, M. Trentelman, T. B. Winstone, T. B. Winstone, } "Multi-terawatt frequency doubling of picosecond pulses for plasma interactions", Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354154; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354154
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