High repetition rate Petawatt lasers
Center for Pulsed Lasers, CLPU, Villamayor, Salamanca, Spain.
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Published online: 9 January 2018
Petawatt lasers are now available in a number of facilities around the world and are becoming a very useful tool in physics and engineering. Some of such lasers are able -or will be able soon- to fire at high repetition rates (one shot per second or more). Experiments at such repetition rates have certain peculiarities that are to be briefly exposed here, based on the author’s experience with the Salamanca VEGA-3 laser. VEGA-3 is a 30 fs PW laser, firing one shot per second.
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