Multiterawatt femtosecond hybrid system based on a photodissociation XeF(C-A) amplifier in the visible range

S. V. Alekseev, A. I. Aristov, N. G. Ivanov, B. N. Koval'chuk, Valery Fedorovich Losev, G. A. Mesyats, L. D. Mikheev, Yu N. Panchenko, Nikolay Alexadrovich Ratakhin

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This paper describes a multiterawatt hybrid laser system based on a Ti : sapphire front end and 25-cm-aperture photodissociation XeF(C-A) amplifier. The front end generates 50-fs pulses with second-harmonic (λ = 475 nm) energies of up to 5 mJ. The gain medium of the amplifier is produced in a XeF 2-N 2 mixture by VUV radiation excited in xenon by a high-power electron beam. Through amplification of a negatively chirped 1-ps pulse, followed by pulse compression in bulk fused silica, a peak power of 14 TW, record-high for the visible range, has been achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-378
Number of pages2
JournalQuantum Electronics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • Compression in bulk glass
  • Hybrid femtosecond system
  • Negatively chirped pulse
  • Photodissociation XeF(C-A) amplifier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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