Author: Schulz, M.
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TUA02 A Review of High Power OPCPA Technology for High Repetition Rate Free-Electron Lasers 310
  • M.J. Prandolini, R. Riedel
    HIJ, Jena, Germany
  • M. Schulz
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • F. Tavella
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  High repetition rate free-electron lasers (FEL) require the development of new laser systems that have the ability to operate at high average power. Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) is presently the most promising method to fulfill these requirements. This technique has been used to demonstrate amplification up to tens of watts with a repetition rate in the range between tens of kHz to MHz in burst and continuous mode. We review the current OPCPA technology for systems operating around 800 nm; this includes various frontend options, pump amplifier technology and latests results, and we discuss the important requirements for achieving high power lasers in both burst and continuous operation.
Work supported by the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY in Hamburg.
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