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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 6934–6938

Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped-pulse amplification systems

Tina Clausnitzer, Jens Limpert, Karsten Zöllner, Holger Zellmer, Hans-Joerg Fuchs, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Andreas Tünnermann, Marco Jupé, and Detlev Ristau  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 34, pp. 6934-6938 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.006934


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Abstract

We report on highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica with a grating period of 800 nm generated by electron-beam lithography. At a wavelength of 1060 nm, 95% diffraction efficiency is achieved under Littrow conditions. The damage threshold, extremely enhanced compared with conventional gold-coated diffraction gratings, makes these gratings the key elements in high average power (>100 W) femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification systems.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Citation
Tina Clausnitzer, Jens Limpert, Karsten Zöllner, Holger Zellmer, Hans-Joerg Fuchs, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Andreas Tünnermann, Marco Jupé, and Detlev Ristau, "Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped-pulse amplification systems," Appl. Opt. 42, 6934-6938 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-34-6934


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