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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 678–683

Evaluation of chirped-pulse-amplification systems with Offner triplet telescope stretchers

Jie Jiang, Zhigang Zhang, and Toshifumi Hasama  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 678-683 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.000678


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Abstract

We present an analytical phase expression for an Offner triplet telescope stretcher based on ray tracing and apply it to analyze a chirped-pulse-amplification (CPA) system that includes an Offner stretcher. The results of our calculations show that the aberration caused by an off-center grating arrangement of an Offner stretcher can be used to cancel out the material dispersion of the CPA system. The optimization of the grating position provides a flat and broadband phase window for the CPA system, which leads to high-fidelity recompressed pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

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Jie Jiang, Zhigang Zhang, and Toshifumi Hasama, "Evaluation of chirped-pulse-amplification systems with Offner triplet telescope stretchers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 678-683 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-4-678


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