Applied Physics B

, Volume 70, Supplement 1, pp S165–S170

Amplifying laser pulses to the terawatt level at a 1-kilohertz repetition rate

Authors

  • V. Bagnoud
    • Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, Université Bordeaux I, 351 Cours de la libération, 33405 Talence cedex, France (E-mail: bagnoud@celia.u-bordeaux.fr)
  • F. Salin
    • Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, Université Bordeaux I, 351 Cours de la libération, 33405 Talence cedex, France (E-mail: bagnoud@celia.u-bordeaux.fr)

DOI: 10.1007/s003400000320

Cite this article as:
Bagnoud, V. & Salin, F. Appl Phys B (2000) 70: S165. doi:10.1007/s003400000320

Abstract.

In this paper, we report on the realization of a 20-fs, 20-mJ laser chain operating at a repetition rate of one kilohertz. We emphasise the control on the pulse temporal and spatial profile, and its amplification at high average powers. This 1-kHz, terawatt laser is well suited for applications in high-field physics when low-intensity signal averaging is needed.

PACS: 42.55.-f; 42.65.Re; 42.60

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