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The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 223, Issue 6, pp 1189–1195 | Cite as

ICAN as a new laser paradigm for high energy, high average power femtosecond pulses

  • W.S. Brocklesby
  • J. Nilsson
  • T. Schreiber
  • J. Limpert
  • A. Brignon
  • J. Bourderionnet
  • L. Lombard
  • V. Michau
  • M. Hanna
  • Y. Zaouter
  • T. Tajima
  • Gérard Mourou
Review IZEST Technology: High Efficiency Lasers and Applications
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Zetta-Exawatt Science and Technology

Abstract

The application of petawatt lasers to scientific and technological problems is advancing rapidly. The usefulness of these applications will depend on being able to produce petawatt pulses at much higher repetition rates than is presently possible. The International Coherent Amplification Network (ICAN) consortium seeks to design high repetition rate petawatt lasers using large scale coherent beam combination of femtosecond pulse amplifiers built from optical fibres. This combination of technologies has the potential to overcome many of the hurdles to high energy, high average power pulsed lasers, opening up applications and meeting societal challenges.

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Higgs Boson European Physical Journal Special Topic Femtosecond Pulse High Repetition Rate Chirp Pulse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W.S. Brocklesby
    • 3
  • J. Nilsson
    • 3
  • T. Schreiber
    • 2
  • J. Limpert
    • 2
  • A. Brignon
    • 6
  • J. Bourderionnet
    • 6
  • L. Lombard
    • 5
  • V. Michau
    • 5
  • M. Hanna
    • 4
  • Y. Zaouter
    • 7
  • T. Tajima
    • 8
  • Gérard Mourou
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique [Coordinator]PalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.Fraunhofer IOF JenaJenaGermany
  3. 3.ORC – Optoelectronics Research Centre, SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  4. 4.Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d’OptiquePalaiseauFrance
  5. 5.ONERA – The French Aerospace LabMeudonFrance
  6. 6.TRT-Fr – THALES Research and TechnologyPalaiseauFrance
  7. 7.Amplitude Systèmes, PessacPessacFrance
  8. 8.University of California – IrvineIrvineUSA

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