Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(1), 214-250; doi:10.3390/app3010214
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Ultra-Intense, High Spatio-Temporal Quality Petawatt-Class Laser System and Applications

1 Kansai Photon Science Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 8-1-7 Umemidai, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215, Japan 2 Development Bureau, Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., 5000 Hirakuchi, Hamakitaku, Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka 434-8601, Japan
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Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 15 February 2013 / Accepted: 19 February 2013 / Published: 7 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ultraintense Ultrashort Pulse Lasers)
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Abstract: This paper reviews techniques for improving the temporal contrast and spatial beam quality in an ultra-intense laser system that is based on chirped-pulse amplification (CPA). We describe the design, performance, and characterization of our laser system, which has the potential for achieving a peak power of 600 TW. We also describe applications of the laser system in the relativistically dominant regime of laser-matter interactions and discuss a compact, high efficiency diode-pumped laser system.
Keywords: ultra-intense laser; chirped-pulse amplification; Ti:sapphire laser; high field science

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Kiriyama, H.; Shimomura, T.; Mori, M.; Nakai, Y.; Tanoue, M.; Kondo, S.; Kanazawa, S.; Pirozhkov, A.S.; Esirkepov, T.Z.; Hayashi, Y.; Ogura, K.; Kotaki, H.; Suzuki, M.; Daito, I.; Okada, H.; Kosuge, A.; Fukuda, Y.; Nishiuchi, M.; Kando, M.; Bulanov, S.V.; Nagashima, K.; Yamagiwa, M.; Kondo, K.; Sugiyama, A.; Bolton, P.R.; Matsuoka, S.; Kan, H. Ultra-Intense, High Spatio-Temporal Quality Petawatt-Class Laser System and Applications. Appl. Sci. 2013, 3, 214-250.

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Kiriyama H, Shimomura T, Mori M, Nakai Y, Tanoue M, Kondo S, Kanazawa S, Pirozhkov AS, Esirkepov TZ, Hayashi Y, Ogura K, Kotaki H, Suzuki M, Daito I, Okada H, Kosuge A, Fukuda Y, Nishiuchi M, Kando M, Bulanov SV, Nagashima K, Yamagiwa M, Kondo K, Sugiyama A, Bolton PR, Matsuoka S, Kan H. Ultra-Intense, High Spatio-Temporal Quality Petawatt-Class Laser System and Applications. Applied Sciences. 2013; 3(1):214-250.

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Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Shimomura, Takuya; Mori, Michiaki; Nakai, Yoshiki; Tanoue, Manabu; Kondo, Shuji; Kanazawa, Shuhei; Pirozhkov, Alexander S.; Esirkepov, Timur Z.; Hayashi, Yukio; Ogura, Koichi; Kotaki, Hideyuki; Suzuki, Masayuki; Daito, Izuru; Okada, Hajime; Kosuge, Atsushi; Fukuda, Yuji; Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Kando, Masaki; Bulanov, Sergei V.; Nagashima, Keisuke; Yamagiwa, Mitsuru; Kondo, Kiminori; Sugiyama, Akira; Bolton, Paul R.; Matsuoka, Shinichi; Kan, Hirofumi. 2013. "Ultra-Intense, High Spatio-Temporal Quality Petawatt-Class Laser System and Applications." Appl. Sci. 3, no. 1: 214-250.

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