Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification – OPCPA

Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification – OPCPA

Ref. LSL-17

3 DAYS (21H)

OBJECTIFS

  • To provide a basic knowledge in both linear and non-linear optics
  • To understand parametric process
  • To learn how to simulate et design the various stages involved in parametric amplification (SHG, OPO, OPA, OPCPA)
  • To present state-of-the-art OPA and OPCPA devices
  • To foster a network at the national and international level
  • To facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to share know-how between the attendees
  • To provide a basic knowledge in both linear and non-linear optics
  • To understand parametric process
  • To learn how to simulate et design the various stages involved in parametric amplification (SHG, OPO, OPA, OPCPA)
  • To present state-of-the-art OPA and OPCPA devices
  • To foster a network at the national and international level
  • To facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to share know-how between the attendees

PUBLIC

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

ÉVALUATION

  • Assessment
  • Certificate of completion

INTERVENANTS

  • Internationally renowned speakers experts in their field

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 ;
    Architectures involving parametric amplification processes associated with second order and third order ;
    Non-linear materials ; Simulating parametric processes
  • OPA based systems
    High energy and high average power SHG ; MidIR ultrashort pulses at 160 kHz ; 2 cycles at 2 µm at 100 kHz ; High-energy OPCPA at 3.9 µm ;
    4.5 fs 20 GW at 800 nm ; OPCPA front-end for PETAL 10 PW laser ; Fiber OPA ; Fourier Domain OPA ; 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

MÉTHODES & MOYENS PÉDAGOGIQUES

  • Lectures
  • Hands on training
  • Calculation and simulations

+ D’INFOS

  • Location : University campus Bordeaux-Talence (33)
  • Dates : 1 session/year – contact us
  • Prerequisite : Degree in physics
  • Fee : 2 500 € HT

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