Chirped-Pulse Amplification (CPA) – Dispersion / Stretcher / Compressor – Characterization for ultra-intense lasers

Chirped-Pulse Amplification (CPA) – Dispersion / Stretcher / Compressor – Characterization for ultra-intense lasers

Ref. LSL-16

5 DAYS (35H)

OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the dispersion laws for ultra-short pulses
  • Review current dispersion techniques (especially stretching techniques)
  • Visit pioneering intense-laser laboratories on the Saclay plateau
  • Visit a world-famous grating company
  • Interact with industrial partners and leading scientists
  • Initiate collaborations

PUBLIC

  • Users or designers of high-intensity, high-energy, or high-average-power lasers
  • Technicians, Engineers, researchers
  • Undergraduates and Ph.D. students

TOPICS

  • Basic concepts : stretching/compression principle
  • Grating technology
  • Optimization and characterization
  • Simulations / Practical work

INSTRUCTORS

Experts in their field

PROGRAMME

  • Basic Concepts : Stretching/compression principle
    Dispersion generality ; CPA basics ; CPA at the extreme
  • Grating Technology
    Methods to manufacture a grating ; Dimensioning and characterization of high damage threshold grating ; Methods to clean a grating
  • Optimization and Characterization
    Grating and Optic metrology ; Different temporal methods to characterize and optimize a pulse ; New method to characterize a pulse. Taking in consideration the spatio temporal effect especially in stretcher and compressor
  • Simulations/ Practical work
    Laser safety training ; Grating principle. Alignment ; Compressor simulation with Zemax ; Optimizing a laser chain: stretcher/Amplifiers/compressor ; Aligning a compressor in virtual 3D
  • Lab Work
    Grating and dispersive mirrors Characterization: efficiency, flatness and dispersion
    Alignment, optimization and temporal characterization
    Lab Visit: LOA, LULI-Elfie, LULI-2000, APOLLON
    Horiba Jobin-Yvon Visit.

METHODS & EDUCATION TOOLS

  • Lectures: 50%
  • Hands-on training: 50%

MORE INFO

  • Location : Ecole Polytechnique – Laboratoire LULI
  • Dates : 09 – 13, December 2019
  • Prerequisite : Degree in lasers and optics
  • Registration fee after July 1th, : 2 500 € HT

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

luli

ecole polytech

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