Plasma-Mirror-Cleaned High-Contrast Few-Cycle Relativistic-Intensity Light Pulses

Julia M. Mikhailova, Laszlo Veisz, Antonin Borot, Karl Schmid, Christopher M.S. Sears, Daniel Herrmann, Raphael Tautz, Alexander Buck, Rainer Hoerlein, Patrick Heissler, George D. Tsakiris, Ferenc Krausz

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Abstract

A plasma mirror is shown to enhance the intensity contrast of 8fs multiterawatt light pulses by 2.5 orders of magnitude, while keeping the pulse duration unchanged. High reflectivity and improved near-field beam quality are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2010
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 21 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/16/105/21/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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