Experimental investigation of chirp pulse Raman amplification in plasma

Xue Yang, Gregory Vieux, Enrico Brunetti, John Patrick Farmer, Bernhard Ersfeld, Mark Wiggins, Riju Issac, Gregor H. Welsh, Dino Jaroszynski

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Abstract

Raman backscattering (RBS) in plasma has been proposed as a way of amplifying and compressing high intensity laser pulses for more than a decade. Not like the chirped pulse amplification (CPA) laser system, in which the laser intensity is limited by the damage threshold of conventional media, plasma is capable of tolerating ultrahigh laser intensities, together with RBS which is enable to transfer laser energy efficiently from a higher frequency pulse to a lower one, this scheme opens a scenario of the next generation of laser amplifiers. Experimental investigation has been carried out with a long (250 ps) pump pulse and a counter-propagating short (70 fs) probe pulse interacting in an under-dense preformed capillary plasma channel. Energy transfer from the pump pulse to the probe was observed. The guiding property was studied and the energy gain dependence of pump and probe energy were recorded.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II
EditorsD.A. Jaroszynski
Place of PublicationBellingham
Pages80750G
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventConference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 20 Apr 201121 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume8075
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceConference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period20/04/1121/04/11

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Keywords

  • experimental investigation
  • chirp pulse
  • raman amplification
  • plasma
  • laser plasma interaction;
  • capillary
  • chirped pulse

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Yang, X., Vieux, G., Brunetti, E., Farmer, J. P., Ersfeld, B., Wiggins, M., ... Jaroszynski, D. (2011). Experimental investigation of chirp pulse Raman amplification in plasma. In D. A. Jaroszynski (Ed.), Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II (pp. 80750G). (Proceedings of SPIE ; Vol. 8075). Bellingham. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887195
Yang, Xue ; Vieux, Gregory ; Brunetti, Enrico ; Farmer, John Patrick ; Ersfeld, Bernhard ; Wiggins, Mark ; Issac, Riju ; Welsh, Gregor H. ; Jaroszynski, Dino. / Experimental investigation of chirp pulse Raman amplification in plasma. Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II. editor / D.A. Jaroszynski. Bellingham, 2011. pp. 80750G (Proceedings of SPIE ).
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Yang, X, Vieux, G, Brunetti, E, Farmer, JP, Ersfeld, B, Wiggins, M, Issac, R, Welsh, GH & Jaroszynski, D 2011, Experimental investigation of chirp pulse Raman amplification in plasma. in DA Jaroszynski (ed.), Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II. Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 8075, Bellingham, pp. 80750G, Conference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II , Prague, Czech Republic, 20/04/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887195

Experimental investigation of chirp pulse Raman amplification in plasma. / Yang, Xue; Vieux, Gregory; Brunetti, Enrico; Farmer, John Patrick; Ersfeld, Bernhard; Wiggins, Mark; Issac, Riju; Welsh, Gregor H.; Jaroszynski, Dino.

Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II. ed. / D.A. Jaroszynski. Bellingham, 2011. p. 80750G (Proceedings of SPIE ; Vol. 8075).

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Yang X, Vieux G, Brunetti E, Farmer JP, Ersfeld B, Wiggins M et al. Experimental investigation of chirp pulse Raman amplification in plasma. In Jaroszynski DA, editor, Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II. Bellingham. 2011. p. 80750G. (Proceedings of SPIE ). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887195