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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2007
  • pp: 7432–7435

Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system

Marco Hornung, Ragnar Bödefeld, Mathias Siebold, Matthias Schnepp, Joachim Hein, Roland Sauerbrey, and Malte C. Kaluza  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 30, pp. 7432-7435 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.007432


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Abstract

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 1   μrad for the rotational and 40   nm for the translational degrees of freedom. This is well sufficient to recompress 1030   nm pulses, which were stretched to 2 .2   ns before amplification, to their bandwith limit of 150   fs .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2007
Published: October 10, 2007

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-30-7432

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