Journal Article Laser Requirements for High-Order Harmonic Generation by Relativistic Plasma Singularities

ピロジコフ, アレキサンダー  ,  エシロケポフ, ティムル  ,  A. Pikuz, T.  ,  Ya. Faenov, A.  ,  匂坂, 明人  ,  小倉, 浩一  ,  林, 由紀雄  ,  小瀧, 秀行  ,  N. Ragozin, E.  ,  Neely, D.  ,  コーガ, ジェームズ  ,  福田, 祐仁  ,  錦野, 将元  ,  今園, 孝志  ,  長谷川, 登  ,  河内, 哲哉  ,  大道, 博行  ,  加藤, 義章  ,  ブラノフ, セルゲイ  ,  近藤, 公伯  ,  桐山, 博光  ,  神門, 正城

2 ( 1 )  , p.7 , 2018-03 , MDPI
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We discuss requirements on relativistic-irradiance (I0 > 10^18 W/cm^2) high-power (multi-terawatt) ultrashort (femtosecond) lasers for efficient generation of high-order harmonics in gas jet targets in a new regime discovered recently (Pirozhkov et al., 2012). Here, we present the results of several experimental campaigns performed with different irradiances, analyse the obtained results and derive the required laser parameters. In particular, we found that the root mean square (RMS) wavefront error should be smaller than ~100 nm (~λ/8). Further, the angular dispersion should be kept considerably smaller than the diffraction divergence, i.e., μrad level for 100–300-mm beam diameters. The corresponding angular chirp should not exceed 10^−2 μrad/nm for a 40-nm bandwidth. We show the status of the J-KAREN-P laser (Kiriyama et al., 2015; Pirozhkov et al., 2017) and report on the progress towards satisfying these requirements.

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