Generation and Parametric Amplification of FewCycle Light Pulses at Relativistic Intensities Ebook

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This book reports on the development of a pioneering light source architecture of the so-called Petawatt Field Synthesizer PFS system which is based on short-pulse pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplification OPCPA driven by a homemade 1-ps diode-pumped YbYAG At a few-cycle pulse duration of the amplified pulses this architecture yields record levels of peak power and temporal contrast the latter boasting a 100-times faster rise time from the noise level to peak intensity of the pulse compared to conventional laser systems This allows investigation of the true lasersolid interaction without premature plasma expansion and without lossy pulse cleaning by eg plasma mirrors The book describes several concepts for the generation of broadband high-energy and high-contrast seed pulses as well as the OPCPA development few-cycle pulse compression and contrast characterization in a concise and insightful manner The theory chapter serves as an excellent and accessible primer on OPCPA and other nonlinear interactions while the experimental parts provide an excellent description of the challenges of developing such a novel architecture and some of the innovative solutions to overcome themGeneration and Parametric Amplification of FewCycle Light Pulses at Relativistic Intensities EbookBy Alexander Kessel Publisher Springer Print ISBN 9783319928425 3319928422 eText ISBN 9783319928432 3319928430 Copyright year 2018 Format EPUB Available from 12900 USD SKU 9783319928432

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This book reports on the development of a pioneering light source architecture of the so-called Petawatt Field Synthesizer PFS system which is based on short-pulse pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplification OPCPA driven by a homemade 1-ps diode-pumped YbYAG At a few-cycle pulse duration of the amplified pulses this architecture yields record levels of peak power and temporal contrast the latter boasting a 100-times faster rise time from the noise level to peak intensity of the pulse compared to conventional laser systems This allows investigation of the true lasersolid interaction without premature plasma expansion and without lossy pulse cleaning by eg plasma mirrors The book describes several concepts for the generation of broadband high-energy and high-contrast seed pulses as well as the OPCPA development few-cycle pulse compression and contrast characterization in a concise and insightful manner The theory chapter serves as an excellent and accessible primer on OPCPA and other nonlinear interactions while the experimental parts provide an excellent description of the challenges of developing such a novel architecture and some of the innovative solutions to overcome themGeneration and Parametric Amplification of FewCycle Light Pulses at Relativistic Intensities EbookBy Alexander Kessel Publisher Springer Print ISBN 9783319928425 3319928422 eText ISBN 9783319928432 3319928430 Copyright year 2018 Format EPUB Available from 12900 USD SKU 9783319928432