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 publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528896
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 21 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 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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    Mikhailova, J. M., Veisz, L., Borot, A., Schmid, K., Sears, C. M. S., Herrmann, D., Tautz, R., Buck, A., Hoerlein, R., Heissler, P., Tsakiris, G. D., & Krausz, F. (2010). Plasma-mirror-cleaned high-contrast few-cycle relativistic-intensity light pulses. In Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/cleo.2010.jthd5