Multi-terawatt femtosecond laser system of visible range based on a photochemical XeF(C-A) amplifier

S. V. Alekseev, A. I. Aristov, N. G. Ivanov, B. M. Kovalchuk, Valery Fedorovich Losev, G. A. Mesyats, L. D. Mikheev, Yu N. Panchenko, N. A. Ratakhin

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Abstract

This paper reports on the creation of a THL-100 multi-terawatt hybrid laser system based on a Start-480M titanium-sapphire starting complex and photochemical XeF(C-A) amplifier with a 25-cm aperture. The complex produces 50-fs radiation pulses of energy up to 5 mJ at a second harmonic wavelength of 475Â nm. The active medium of the amplifier is created in a XeF2/N2 mixture under vacuum-ultraviolet radiation of electron beam-excited xenon. The results of first experiments on femtosecond pulse amplification in the active medium of the XeF(C-A) amplifier are presented to demonstrate that a laser beam peak power of 14 TW has been attained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Chirped pulses
  • Femtosecond pulses
  • Hybrid (solid/gas) laser system
  • Photochemical XeF(C-A) amplifier
  • Second harmonic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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