OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 979–984

Double-line-density gratings structure for compression and generation of double femtosecond laser pulses

Jiangjun Zheng, Changhe Zhou, and Enwen Dai  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 979-984 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.000979


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (403 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Grating pairs are widely used for pulse compression and stretching. Normally, the two gratings are identical. We propose a very simple structure with double-line-density reflective gratings for pulse compression and generation of double pulses, which has the advantages of no material dispersion, compact in volume, simple in structure, etc. The use of reflective Dammann gratings fully demonstrated the principle of this structure. The output pulses are well verified by a standard frequency-resolved optical gating apparatus. This structure will be highly interesting in ultrashort pulse compression and other more practical applications of femtosecond laser pulses.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2006
Published: March 15, 2007

Citation
Jiangjun Zheng, Changhe Zhou, and Enwen Dai, "Double-line-density gratings structure for compression and generation of double femtosecond laser pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 979-984 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-4-979


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. E. B. Treacy, "Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 5, 454-458 (1969). [CrossRef]
  2. D. N. Fittinghoff, B. C. Walker, J. A. Squier, and C. S. Tóth, "Dispersion considerations in ultrafast CPA systems," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 430-440 (1998). [CrossRef]
  3. D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, and W. Sibbett, "60-fsec pulse generation from a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 16, 42-44 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, "Chirped multilayer coatings for broad-band dispersion control in femtosecond lasers," Opt. Lett. 19, 201-203 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. G. Steinmeyer, "Femtosecond dispersion compensation with multilayer coatings: toward the optical octave," Appl. Opt. 45, 1484-1490 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985). [CrossRef]
  7. T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H. J. Fuchs, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jup, and D. Ristau, "Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped-pulse amplification systems," Appl. Opt. 42, 6934-6938 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. J. Néauport, E. Journot, G. Gaborit, and P. Bouchut, "Design, optical characterization, and operation of large transmission gratings for the laser integration line and laser magajoule facilities," Appl. Opt. 44, 3143-3152 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. G. Li, C. Zhou, and E. Dai, "Splitting of femtosecond laser pulses by using a Dammann grating and compensation gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 767-772 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. E. Dai, C. Zhou, and G. Li, "Dammann SHG-FROG for characterization of the ultrashort optical pulses," Opt. Express 13, 6145-6152 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. B. Bai, C. Zhou, E. Dai, and J. Zheng, "Generation of double pulses in-line by using reflective Dammann gratings," Optik (Stuttgart) (to be published).
  12. O. E. Martinez, "Grating and prism compressors in the case of finite beam size," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 929-934 (1986). [CrossRef]
  13. S. Akturk, M. Kimmel, P. O'Shea, and R. Trebino, "Measuring spatial chirp in ultrashort pulses using single-shot Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating," Opt. Express 11, 68-78 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. S. Akturk, X. Gu, E. Zeek, and R. Tribino, "Pulse-front tilt caused by spatial and temporal chirp," Opt. Express 12, 4399-4410 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. S. Akturk, X. Gu, P. Gabolde, and R. Trebino, "The general theory of first-order spatio-temporal distortions of Gaussian pulses and beams," Opt. Express 17, 8642-9661 (2005). [CrossRef]
  16. C. Zhou and L. Liu, "Numerical study of Dammann array illuminators," Appl. Opt. 34, 5961-5969 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. S. Wang, C. Zhou, H. Ru, and Y. Zhang, "Optimized condition for etching fused-silica phase gratings with inductively coupled plasma technology," Appl. Opt. 44, 4429-4434 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. S. Wang, C. Zhou, Y. Zhang, and H. Ru, "Deep-etchedhigh-density fused-silica transmission gratings with high efficiency at a wavelength of 1550nm," Appl. Opt. 45, 2567-2571 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbügel, and B. A. Richman, "Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277-3295 (1997). [CrossRef]
  20. J. Kim, J. R. Birge, V. Sharma, J. G. Fujimoto, and F. X. Kärtner, "Ultrabroadband beam splitter with matched group-delay dispersion," Opt. Lett. 30, 1569-1571 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. F. Lindner, G. G. Paulus, F. Grasbon, A. Freischuh, and H. Walther, "Dispersion control in a 100-kHz-repetition-rate 35-fs Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1465-1470 (2002). [CrossRef]
  22. C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, "Self-referencing spectral interferometry for measuring ultrashort optical pulses," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501-509 (1999). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited