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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2012
  • pp: 5627–5632

Chirped-pulse amplification system based on chirp reversal and near-field spatial reversal with common tiled grating pair as stretcher and compressor

Xiao Wang, Xiaofeng Wei, Yao Hu, Xiaoming Zeng, Yanlei Zuo, Xin Hao, Kainan Zhou, Na Xie, and Ying Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 23, pp. 5627-5632 (2012)

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Chirped-pulse amplification system based on chirp reversal in optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The operation of this system can be described as negative stretching—temporal chirp reversal—energy amplification—negative compression, in which the pulse is stretched and compressed with the same gratings. Stand-alone stretcher adopting lenses or concave mirrors with large aperture can be omitted. Simulations showed that this work mode can also increase the cut-off band-pass of the whole system and increase the output energy by 15–17%. In addition, the stability of a tiled-grating compressor can be improved with this work mode.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2012
Published: August 2, 2012

Xiao Wang, Xiaofeng Wei, Yao Hu, Xiaoming Zeng, Yanlei Zuo, Xin Hao, Kainan Zhou, Na Xie, and Ying Zhang, "Chirped-pulse amplification system based on chirp reversal and near-field spatial reversal with common tiled grating pair as stretcher and compressor," Appl. Opt. 51, 5627-5632 (2012)

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