We present a grating pair based on Carpenter prisms whose third-order dispersion is opposite that of a traditional grating pair. A properly designed stretcher–compressor system with these gratings has the unique characteristic that it simultaneously compensates for second- and third-order dispersion as a function of grating separation, as opposed to traditional systems, which require an additional grating angle mismatch. The applicability of this design to 30-fs, millijoule-level chirped-pulse amplification is discussed.
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S. Kane and J. Squier, "Grism-pair stretcher–compressor system for simultaneous second- and third-order dispersion compensation in chirped-pulse amplification," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 661-665 (1997)