publication . Conference object . 2011

High intensity pulse self-compression in short hollow core capillaries

Butcher, Thomas J.; Anderson, Patrick N.; Peter Horak; Jeremy Frey; William Brocklesby;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The drive for shorter pulses for use in techniques such as high harmonic generation and laser wakefield acceleration requires continual improvement in post-laser pulse compression techniques. The two most commonly used methods of pulse compression for high intensity pulses are hollow capillary compression via self-phase modulation (SPM) [1] and the more recently developed filamentation [2]. Both of these methods can require propagation distances of 1-3 m to achieve spectral broadening and compression. Additionally, hollow capillary compression requires post compression of the broadened pulse by chirped mirrors. Filamentation trades the efficiency of hollow capil...
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publication . Conference object . 2011

High intensity pulse self-compression in short hollow core capillaries

Butcher, Thomas J.; Anderson, Patrick N.; Peter Horak; Jeremy Frey; William Brocklesby;