• High Power Laser Science and Engineering
  • Vol. 10, Issue 3, 03000e21 (2022)
Christophe Radier1, Olivier Chalus1, Mathilde Charbonneau1, Shanjuhan Thambirajah1, Guillaume Deschamps1, Stephane David1, Julien Barbe1, Eric Etter1, Guillaume Matras1, Sandrine Ricaud1, Vincent Leroux1, Caroline Richard1, François Lureau1, Andrei Baleanu2, Romeo Banici2, Andrei Gradinariu2, Constantin Caldararu2, Cristian Capiteanu2, Andrei Naziru3、4, Bogdan Diaconescu3, Vicentiu Iancu3、4, Razvan Dabu3, Daniel Ursescu3、4, Ioan Dancus3、*, Calin Alexandru Ur3, Kazuo A. Tanaka3、5, and Nicolae Victor Zamfir3
Author Affiliations
  • 1Thales LAS France, 78990Élancourt, France
  • 2Thales Systems Romania, 060071Bucuresti, Romania
  • 3Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics, IFIN-HH, 077125Magurele, Romania
  • 4Physics Doctoral School, Bucharest University, 077125Magurele, Romania
  • 5Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka565-0871, Japan
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    DOI: 10.1017/hpl.2022.11 Cite this Article
    Christophe Radier, Olivier Chalus, Mathilde Charbonneau, Shanjuhan Thambirajah, Guillaume Deschamps, Stephane David, Julien Barbe, Eric Etter, Guillaume Matras, Sandrine Ricaud, Vincent Leroux, Caroline Richard, François Lureau, Andrei Baleanu, Romeo Banici, Andrei Gradinariu, Constantin Caldararu, Cristian Capiteanu, Andrei Naziru, Bogdan Diaconescu, Vicentiu Iancu, Razvan Dabu, Daniel Ursescu, Ioan Dancus, Calin Alexandru Ur, Kazuo A. Tanaka, Nicolae Victor Zamfir. 10 PW peak power femtosecond laser pulses at ELI-NP[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2022, 10(3): 03000e21 Copy Citation Text show less

    Abstract

    We report on the generation and delivery of 10.2 PW peak power laser pulses, using the High Power Laser System at the Extreme Laser Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics facility. In this work we demonstrate for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, the compression and propagation of full energy, full aperture, laser pulses that reach a power level of more than 10 PW.

    1 Introduction

    Laser systems around the world deliver high peak power pulses in excess of 1 PW[1]. Prior to the results presented in this work, Sung et al.[2] reported a laser system delivering pulses at 4.2 PW peak power, whereas Zeng et al.[3] reported 4.9 PW peak power, both using chirped pulse amplification (CPA) schemes[4]. More recently, Yoon et al.[5] demonstrated 1023 W/cm2 using the CoReLS petawatt laser. Further 10 PW lasers are under construction[68]. These unprecedented power levels provide a solid foundation to perform experimental investigations in fundamental and applied research, from nuclear physics and non-linear quantum electrodynamics to space science and medical applications[9,10].

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    Christophe Radier, Olivier Chalus, Mathilde Charbonneau, Shanjuhan Thambirajah, Guillaume Deschamps, Stephane David, Julien Barbe, Eric Etter, Guillaume Matras, Sandrine Ricaud, Vincent Leroux, Caroline Richard, François Lureau, Andrei Baleanu, Romeo Banici, Andrei Gradinariu, Constantin Caldararu, Cristian Capiteanu, Andrei Naziru, Bogdan Diaconescu, Vicentiu Iancu, Razvan Dabu, Daniel Ursescu, Ioan Dancus, Calin Alexandru Ur, Kazuo A. Tanaka, Nicolae Victor Zamfir. 10 PW peak power femtosecond laser pulses at ELI-NP[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2022, 10(3): 03000e21
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