Tag Archives: OPCPAs

OPCPA: From Concept to Ultrafast Future

The first proof-of-concept experiment on stretching, amplification, and compression of chirped pulses in an optical parametric amplifier (OPA) was demonstrated in 1992. This experiment was performed by a Vilnius University research group led by Light Conversion co-founder Prof. Algis Petras Piskarskas. In the 1970s Prof. Gérard Mourou and Prof. Donna Strickland invented a “method of … Continue reading

December 22, 2022 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

New 15 TW Laser for ELI-ALPS

On 25 November 2020, the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) facility and a consortium between EKSPLA and Light Conversion signed a research and development contract for building a new 15 TW laser system, called SYLOS3 for ELI-ALPS. This agreement continues the collaboration among these three parties. The new system, estimated at 6 … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Thin-Disk-Pumped OPCPA System beyond Terawatt Level

Researchers from MBI Berlin and ETH Zürich use a Yb: KGW-driven frontend built by Light Conversion to demonstrate the first thin-disk-pumped OPCPA system beyond the terawatt level. The terawatt pulses generate intense extreme ultraviolet (EUV) pulses by high-order harmonic generation. Part of the experimental setup for this research included a Yb:KGW-driven frontend. This provides the seed pulses for … Continue reading

December 16, 2020 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion
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