Special Issue "Diode-Pumped, Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015)
Prof. Dr. Malte C. Kaluza
1. Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany
2. Helmholtz-Institute Jena, Fröbelstieg 3, 07743 Jena, Germany
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Interests: POLARIS-a diode-pumped laser system of the petawatt-class; laser-induced electron acceleration; generation of secondary radiation pulses with laser-accelerated electrons; laser-induced ion acceleration; optical diagnostics of relativistic laser-plasma interactions; development of few-cycle pulses in the mid-IR for ultra-fast probing of plasma wakefield accelerators; new laser materials and development of new amplifier designs
Triggered by the invention of the laser more than 50 years ago, we have witnessed an almost unprecedented revolution in fundamental research influencing virtually every field in natural and life sciences and industry. It is foreseeable that this unsurpassed development will continue or even accelerate in the future. Furthermore, the increasing breadth of applications of lasers is no less impressive. As an example, lasers have proven to be potential candidates for next-generation particle accelerators. Their application might pave the way towards the availability of truly table-top sources of high-energy particle and secondary radiation pulses. Eventually, such sources might revolutionize the research which can be conducted in university-scale laboratories, which is nowadays still restricted to large-scale research infrastructures. A large number of such applications call for the availability of pulsed laser sources reaching extremely high peak powers, high average powers and single-pulse durations of the order of 10’s of ps and shorter. For the realization of such laser systems, diode pumping in combination with suitable active laser materials is the central issue. Here, significant progress has been achieved over the last years, highlighted by a few large-scale laser projects, which entirely rely on diode-pumped amplification technology.
This Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences “Diode-Pumped, Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers“ aims to cover recent advances in the development of lasers with ultra-high peak powers, high average powers and/or sub-10 ps pulse durations, which are directly or indirectly pumped by high-power diode lasers.
Prof. Dr. Malte C. Kaluza
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- ultra-short laser pulses
- diode-pumped amplification
- ultra-high peak power
- high average power
- laser materials
- cryogenic cooling