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Comment on "Generation of 10^11 contrast 50 TW laser pulses"

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We argue for a different physical interpretation of the results given in the recent Letter by Chvykov et al. [Opt. Lett.31, 1456 (2006)] in which a double nonlinear crystal scheme for cross-polarized wave generation is analyzed. We discuss the most important factors that explain the origin of the two-crystal scheme's increased efficiency, namely, the Kerr lensing effect and a Gouy phase shift. The position and orientation of the second crystal relative to the first one are unambiguously defined; related effects are illustrated by already published works on the subject.
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hal-00553918 , version 1 (10-01-2011)

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O. Albert, Aurélie Jullien, Jean Etchepare, Stoyan Kourtev, Nikolay Minkovski, et al.. Comment on "Generation of 10^11 contrast 50 TW laser pulses". Optics Letters, 2006, 31 (20), pp.2990-2992. ⟨10.1364/OL.31.002990⟩. ⟨hal-00553918⟩
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