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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2009
  • pp: 4526–4535

Tolerances of time-delay-compensated monochromators for extreme-ultraviolet ultrashort pulses

Luca Poletto  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 23, pp. 4526-4535 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.004526


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Abstract

Time-delay-compensated grating monochromators for the spectral selection of extreme-ultraviolet femtosecond pulses in a broad spectral region are designed by adopting both classical diffraction and the off-plane mount. The optical design requires six optical elements: four concave mirrors and two plane gratings. I compare here the two designs in terms of the tolerances in the alignment for time-delay compensation in the femtosecond time scale. The off-plane mount is demonstrated to be far superior to the classical diffraction mount.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2009
Published: August 3, 2009

Citation
Luca Poletto, "Tolerances of time-delay-compensated monochromators for extreme-ultraviolet ultrashort pulses," Appl. Opt. 48, 4526-4535 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-23-4526

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