Abstract

The use of intense, ultrashort laser pulses for many experiments depends critically on adequate reduction of pedestal energy, particularly the prepulse portion, because a small fraction of the total pulse energy in the prepulse can represent a significantly large absolute energy for intense pulses. The optical-plasma-mirror concept is a high-frequency extension of the well-developed reflective plasma switching demonstrated in the microwave regime at this laboratory.1

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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