We present a novel technique to align a tiled grating in all five relevant degrees of freedom utilized in the compressor of the high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system Polaris at the Institute for Optics and Quantum Electronics, Jena, Germany.
With this technique, alignment errors of the two gratings with respect to each other can be detected with an accuracy of
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2007
Published: October 10, 2007
Marco Hornung, Ragnar Bödefeld, Mathias Siebold, Matthias Schnepp, Joachim Hein, Roland Sauerbrey, and Malte C. Kaluza, "Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system," Appl. Opt. 46, 7432-7435 (2007)