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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12532–12545

3D numerical model for a focal plane view in case of mosaic grating compressor for high energy CPA chain

S. Montant, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, and C. Sauteret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12532-12545 (2006)

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An important issue, mosaic grating compressor, is studied to recompress pulses for multiPetawatt, high energy laser systems. Alignment of the mosaic elements is crucial to control the focal spot and thus the intensity on target. No theoretical approach analyses the influence of compressor misalignment on spatial and temporal profiles in the focal plane. We describe a simple 3D numerical model giving access to the focal plane view after a compressor. This model is computationally inexpensive since it needs only 1D Fourier transforms to access to the temporal profile. We present simulations of monolithic and mosaic grating compressors.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

S. Montant, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, C. Rouyer, L. Videau, and C. Sauteret, "3D numerical model for a focal plane view in case of mosaic grating compressor for high energy CPA chain," Opt. Express 14, 12532-12545 (2006)

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