Results of investigation of the parameters of the THL-100 hybrid laser system of visible range developed at the IHCE SB RAS in collaboration with the LPI RAS are presented. The laser system consists of the Ti:Sa Start-480M starting complex and the photodissociation XeF(C-A) amplifier with aperture of 24 cm. The starting complex provides 50-fs spectrally limited radiation pulses with energy of the second harmonic (475 nm) up to 20 mJ and 50-ps positively chirped radiation pulses with energy up to 5 mJ. The active medium of the XeF(CA) amplifier is created in the XeF2/N2 mixture upon exposure to VUV radiation of xenon excited by a highpower electron beam. It is demonstrated that record power of 14 TW is attained by amplification of negatively chirped radiation pulse with duration of 1.6 ps in the XeF(C-A) amplifier, and maximum energy of ~3.2 J is realized by amplification of positively chirped radiation pulse.
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