We describe the design, fabrication, and test of large-area multilayer dielectric gratings for high-energy petawatt lasers. 80x40-cm2, 1780-mm-1 gratings have been fabricated, exhibiting high diffraction efficiency and >4 J/cm2, 10-ps damage thresholds on witness samples.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
J. A. Britten, I. Jovanovic, W. A. Molander, M. D. Aasen, C. G. Brown, T. C. Carlson, C. R. Hoaglan, L. M. Jones II, H. T. Nguyen, J. D. Nissen, B. C. Stuart, L. J. Summers, and C. P. Barty, "Advanced Dielectric Ggrating Technology for High-Energy Petawatt Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JFB5.
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