7 June 2006 Terawatt CO2 laser: a new tool for strong-field research
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Proceedings Volume 6261, High-Power Laser Ablation VI; 626118 (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.667811
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation 2006, 2006, Taos, NM, United States
Abstract
We describe the physical principles and architecture of a multi-stage picosecond terawatt CO2 laser system, PITER-I, operational at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The laser is a part of the DOE user's facility open for international scientific community. One of the prospective strong-field physics applications of PITER-I is the production of proton- and heavy-ion beams upon irradiating thin-film targets and gas jets. We discuss the possibilities for upgrading a CO2 laser to a multi-terawatt femtosecond regime.
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Igor Pogorelsky, Markus Babzien, Igor Pavlishin, Daniil Stolyarov, Vitaly Yakimenko, Peter Shkolnikov, Alexander Pukhov, Alexei Zhidkov, Victor T. Platonenko, "Terawatt CO2 laser: a new tool for strong-field research", Proc. SPIE 6261, High-Power Laser Ablation VI, 626118 (7 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667811; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.667811
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