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Title Petawatt enhancement of the vulcan high power Nd: Glass laser - Phase 1
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CB Edwards (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), WT Toner (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), CN Danson (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), R Allott (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), S Angood (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), L Barzanti (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), D Bates (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), C Beckwith (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), M Birks (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), G Booth (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), N Bradwell (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), P Brummitt (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), D Coates (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), J Collier (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), AR Damerell (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), D Edwards (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), J Ellwood (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), P Exley (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), PS Flintoff (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), A Frackiewicz (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), JA Govans (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), K Gregory (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), S Hancock (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), P Hatton (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), M Harman (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), SJ Hawkes (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), P Hiscock (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), D Hitchcock (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), MHR Hutchinson (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), A Jackson (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), C Johnson (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), MH Key (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), C Hernandez-Gomez (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), J Leach (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), W Lester (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), C McCoard (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), Z Miljus (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), D Neely (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), M Nightingale (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), P Norreys (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), M Notley (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), DA Pepler (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), M Pitts (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), CJ Reason (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), R Rixon (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), DA Rodkiss (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), SJ Rose (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), IN Ross (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), J Russell (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), P Ryves (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), M Stainsby (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), G Taylor (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), N Thomson (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), M Trentelman (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), JA Walczak (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), S Webster (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), J Wells (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), RA Wellstood (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), G Williams (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), TB Winstone (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), D Wood (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), RWW Wyatt (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), BE Wyborn (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab.)
Abstract Phase 1 of the Vulcan Petawatt Upgrade was composed of four key phases to upgrade the existing Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) capabilities to target. These were: the installation and commissioning of a new short pulse oscillator and high bandwidth stretcher at the front end of Vulcan; the construction and commissioning of a new purpose designed target chamber and associated beam handling optics to support the high irradiance interaction science programme; installation of a new large aperture pulse compression and focusing system to give target irradiance of 10(20)W.cm(-2) on target; provision of new laser instrumentation to assist in the diagnosis of the irradiance conditions achieved. At the end date of the grant, these phases were either completed and on-line to users or awaiting final delivery of long lead-time optical components. Additional elements of the programme included harmonic conversion tests and preliminary implementation of second harmonic for experiments, installation of a regenerative amplifier and mixed glass in the Vulcan amplifier chain to enable experiments in the sub-500fs regime. Progress in all of these areas is reported in detail in separate sections of this report.
Organisation CCLRC , CLF , HPL
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Language English (EN)
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-1998-004. 1998. RAL-TR-1998-004.pdf 1998
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