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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

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Anne L'Huillier

Compression of TW class laser pulses in a planar hollow waveguide for applications in strong-field physics

Author

  • Amelie Jarnac
  • Fernando Brizuela
  • Christoph Heyl
  • Piotr Rudawski
  • Filippo Campi
  • Byunghoon Kim
  • Linnea Rading
  • Per Johnsson
  • Andre Mysyrowicz
  • Anne L'Huillier
  • Aurelien Houard
  • Cord L. Arnold

Summary, in English

We demonstrate pulse post-compression of a TW class chirped pulse amplification laser employing a gas-filled planar hollow waveguide. A waveguide throughput of 80% is achieved for 50 mJ input pulse energy. Good focusability is found and after compression with chirped mirrors a pulse duration of sub-15 fs is measured in the beam center. Whereas a total energy efficiency of approximate to 70% should be achievable, our post-compressor currently delivers 20 mJ output pulse energy (approximate to 40% efficiency), mostly limited by apertures of chirped mirrors and vacuum windows. The viability of the planar hollow waveguide compression scheme for applications in strong-field physics is demonstrated by generating high-order harmonics in a pulsed Ar gas cell.

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Publication/Series

European Physical Journal D. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

Volume

68

Issue

12

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

EDP Sciences

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1434-6060