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115 PW–850 J compressed beam demonstration using the PETAL facility

Abstract : The Petawatt Aquitaine Laser (PETAL) facility was designed and constructed by the French Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) as an additional PW beamline to the Laser MegaJoule (LMJ) facility. PETAL energy is limited to 1kJ at the beginning due to the damage threshold of the final optics. In this paper, we present the commissioning of the PW PETAL beamline. The first kJ shots in the amplifier section with a large spectrum front end, the alignment of the synthetic aperture compression stage and the initial demonstration of the 1.15 PW @ 850 J operations in the compression stage are detailed.
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N. Blanchot, G. Behar, J.C. Chapuis, C. Chappuis, S. Chardavoine, et al.. 115 PW–850 J compressed beam demonstration using the PETAL facility. Optics Express, Optical Society of America - OSA Publishing, 2017, 25, pp.16957-16970. ⟨10.1364/OE.25.016957⟩. ⟨cea-01622289⟩



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