Lecture by Dr. Gilles Chériaux (National Energetics, Austin, Texas)
"Custom Scientific Laser Systems with up to 10 Petawatt Peak Power"
PAF conference room, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena
Custom Scientific Laser Systems with up to 10 Petawatt Peak Power
National Energetics is developing high intensity lasers from few tens of Terawatts to 10 Petawatts for
scientific applications. These are CPA laser systems based on classic Ti:Sapphire as well as mixed glass,
using novel technology for augmented repetition rate at kJ level. Moreover, NE is also providing full
remote controls system integrated with the infrastructure.
The presentation will focus on the 10 PW (1500J in 150 fs at 1 shot/minute) laser under construction for
ELI‐Beamlines. This is a hybrid system with a high contrast OPCPA front‐end (4J@5Hz) with spectral
shaping capabilities followed by Nd doped‐glass amplification for high output energy with split‐disk,
Characteristics of high temporal contrast hybrid system based on short pulse OPCA and classic Ti:Sa
amplifiers at 800 nm will also be presented.