OPCPA

OPCPA

Ref. LSL-07en

3 DAYS (21H)

OBJECTIVES

  • Acquire the basic concepts in optics and non-linear optics and understand parametric processes
  • Learn how to simulate and design parametric stages (SHG, OPO, OPA, OPCPA)
  • Get an overview of state of the art achievements with OPCPAs
  • Build a network of users within the European community and exchange knowledge and how-to among the participants.  Initiate collaborations.

PUBLIC

  • Users or designers of high intensity/high energy/high average power lasers based on optical parametric processes
  • Technicians, Engineers, Researchers
  • Undergraduate and PhD students

TOPICS

METHODS AND EDUCATION TOOLS

  • Theoretical background
  • Practice and Lab
  • Computation and simulations

TRAINING SESSION CHAIR

Pr Eric CORMIER – Bordeaux University, CELIA

PROGRAMME

  • Basic concepts:
    • Ultrashort pulse propagation, dispersion, CEP
    • Principles of linear and non-linear optics. Second or third order susceptibility.  Phase matching. Non-linear processes (SHG, DFG, OPA, …, SPM, XPM, XPW, 4WM …)
    • Architectures involving parametric amplification processes associated with second order (3 wave mixing) and third order (4WM)
    • Non-linear materials (crystals, glass, fibers, …)
    • Simulating parametric processes (SNLO, Commod Pro, MIT, 2D, 3D, …)

    OPA based systems:

    • High energy and high average power SHG
    • MidIR ultrashort pulses at 160 kHz (Nd-YVO4 pump source)
    • 2 cycles at 2 μm at 100 kHz (Yb-fiber pump source)
    • High-energy OPCPA at 3.9 μm (Nd-YAG pump source)
    • 4.5 fs 20 GW at 800 nm (Yb-fiber pump source)
    • OPCPA front-end for PETAL 10 PW laser (Nd:glass pump source)
    • Fiber OPA (Yb-fiber pump source and non-linear medium)
    • Fourier Domain OPA (Ti:Sapphire pump source)
    • Visible OPA
    • High-intensity / high-energy OPCPA
    • High–contrast OPCPA front-end

    Lab work:

    • Simulations
    • Frequency doubling, phase matching, angular-spectral-temperature acceptance,
    • Supercontinuum generation and DFG
    • CEP control and measurement
    • OPA
    • Fiber OPA
    • 4WM

METHODS AND EDUCATION TOOLS

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  • Venue :Bordeaux University
  • Dates : contact us
  • Registration fee : contact us

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