Nonlinear chirped pulse compression can be theoretically achieved to any order by using a nonplane grating with adequate groove spacing. We evaluate the holographic recording of a grating that compensates to the quadratic chirp. A suitable design is found, and the building tolerances are analyzed.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 16, 1995
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996
J. M. Simon, I. Arias, A. Blesa, and G. González-Talaván, "Design of a holographic optical element for a pulse compressor," Appl. Opt. 35, 33-37 (1996)