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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15324–15334

High-efficiency, broad band, high-damage threshold high-index gratings for femtosecond pulse compression

Federico Canova, Olivier Uteza, Jean-Paul Chambaret, Manuel Flury, Svetlen Tonchev, Renate Fechner, and Olivier Parriaux  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15324-15334 (2007)

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High efficiency, broad-band TE-polarization diffraction over a wavelength range centered at 800 nm is obtained by high index gratings placed on a non-corrugated mirror. More than 96% efficiency wide band top-hat diffraction efficiency spectra, as well as more than 1 J/cm2 damage threshold under 50 fs pulses are demonstrated experimentally. This opens the way to high-efficiency Chirped Pulse Amplification for high average power laser machining by means of all-dielectric structures as well as for ultra-short high energy pulses by means of metal-dielectric structures.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2007
Published: November 2, 2007

Frederico Canova, Raphael Clady, Jean-Paul Chambaret, Manuel Flury, Svtelen Tonchev, Renate Fechner, and Olivier Parriaux, "High-efficiency, broad band, high-damage threshold high-index gratings for femtosecond pulse compression," Opt. Express 15, 15324-15334 (2007)

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