TOM 1 - Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics
TOM 2 - Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics
TOM 3 - Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing
TOM 4 - Bio-Medical Optics
TOM 5 - Resonant Nanophotonics
TOM 6 - Optical Materials: crystals, thin films, organic molecules & polymers, syntheses, characterization and applications
TOM 7 - Thermal radiation and energy management
TOM 8 - Non-linear and Quantum Optics
TOM 9 - Opto-electronic Nanotechnologies and Complex Systems
TOM 10 - Frontiers in Optical Metrology
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TOM 13 - Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
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TOM13 S01: Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
11:30am - 1:00pm
Session Chair: M.Teresa Flores-Arias, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Ground floor, 99 seats
11:30am - 12:00pm Invited ID: 328 / TOM13 S01: 1 TOM 13 Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
Novel ultrafast structured EUV/x-ray sources from nonlinear optics
Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Coherent extreme-ultraviolet (EUV)/x-ray laser sources, structured in their temporal/spectral, spatial and angular momentum properties are emerging as unique tools to probe the nanoworld. One of the key ingredients for the emergence of such sources is the extraordinary coherence in the up-conversion of infrared laser sources through the highly nonlinear process of high-order harmonic generation. In this contribution we will review the advances during the last decade that led to the generation of structured EUV/x-ray sources, such as circularly polarized attosecond pulses, harmonic vortices with time-varying orbital angular momentum, ultrafast vector and vector/vortex beams, tunable high-order harmonic combs or attosecond pulse trains with time-dependent polarization states. The use of such sources is being already applied to the investigation of chiral matter or magnetic materials. In the latter case, structured ultrafast sources are very promising to achieve a complete understanding of the electronic and spin interactions that govern sub-femtosecond magnetization dynamics.
12:00pm - 12:15pm ID: 213 / TOM13 S01: 2 TOM 13 Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
Characterisation of the stability and long-term evolution of the properties of a 45TW laser operating at 10Hz
Aarón Alejo1, Adrián Bembibre1, Juan Peñas1, José Benlliure1, Lucía Martín2, María Teresa Flores-Arias2,3
1Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías (IGFAE). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain); 2Laboratorio Láser de Aceleración y Aplicaciones (L2A2). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain); 3Instituto de Materials (iMATUS). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Industrial quality applications of high-power lasers working at high repetition rates, including laser-driven particle acceleration, will require laser systems capable of operating in a stable and prolonged manner. Several factors can affect this stability, including the environment conditions, such as temperature or humidity, and the progressive heating of the optical components involved. Here we report on the evolution of the main laser parameters for a 45 TW system operating at 10 Hz, showing that a significant change in the wavefront and direction of propagation, even when the laser energy remains sufficiently constant. These results highlight the importance for future laser systems to integrate closed-loop beam tracking diagnostics that can correct the temporal evolution.
12:15pm - 12:30pm ID: 126 / TOM13 S01: 3 TOM 13 Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
Ultraestable spatiotemporal characterization of optical vortices in the visible and near infrared
Miguel López-Ripa, Íñigo J. Sola, Benjamín Alonso
Grupo de Aplicaciones del Láser y Fotónica (ALF), Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
We show the versatility of the bulk lateral shearing interferometer characterizing complex spatiotemporal structures in different spectral ranges. Specifically, we have characterized constant and time-varying optical vortices in the visible and near infrared spectral ranges respectively. The high stability of the system combined with its spectral versatility will ease the spatiotemporal characterization of ultrafast phenomena.
12:30pm - 12:45pm ID: 174 / TOM13 S01: 4 TOM 13 Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
10 PW Peak Power Laser at the Extreme Light Infrastructure Nuclear Physics – status updates
Ioan Dancus1, Gabriel V Cojocaru1, Robert Schmelz1, Dan G Matei1, Lidia Vasescu1, Dmitrii Nistor1, Anda-Maria Talposi1,2, Vicentiu Iancu1,2, Gabriel P Bleotu1,2,3, Andrei Naziru1,2, Alexandru Lazar1, Alice Dumitru1, Antonia Toma1, Marius Neagoe1, Stefan Popa1,2, Saidbek Norbaev1, Cristian Alexe1, Andreea Calin1, Costin Ene1, Adrian Toader1, Nicolae Stan1, Mihai Caragea1, Sorin Moldoveanu1, Olivier Chalus4, Christophe Derycke4, Christophe Radier4, Sandrine Ricaud4, Vincent Leroux4, Caroline Richard4, François Lureau4, Andrei Baleanu5, Romeo Banici5, Alexandru Alincutei5, Iulian Moroianu5, Andrei Gradinariu5, Constantin Caldararu5, Cristian Capiteanu5, Daniel Ursescu1, Domenico Doria1, Ovidiu Tesileanu1, Takahisa Jitsuno1, Razvan Dabu1, Kazuo A Tanaka1, Sydney Gales1, Calin Alexandru Ur1
1Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics, IFIN-HH, Street Reactorului 30, 077125 Bucharest Magurele, Romania; 2Physics Doctoral School, Bucharest University, Magurele, Ilfov, 077125, Romania; 3LULI-CNRS, CEA, Université Sorbonne, École Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, F-91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France; 4Thales LAS France, 2 Avenue Gay Lussac, 78990 Élancourt, France; 5Thales Systems Romania, Soseaua Orhideelor 15a, 060071 Bucuresti, Romania
We have shown, for the first time in the world, the production of 10 PW peak power laser pulses and their propagation to an experimental area at the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP). We are also steadily running the laser system for experimental campaigns, increasing the output power levels delivered for experiments and fine-tuning the parameters of the laser pulses, the operational procedures, and the operational teams. During our presentation, we will show the laser developments at ELI-NP emphasizing the 10 PW peak power demonstrations and the latest results for the HPLS beam delivery.