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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2019–2032

Delay interferometric single-shot measurement of a petawatt-class laser longitudinal chromatism corrector

C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, J. Neauport, and C. Sauteret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2019-2032 (2007)

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In this paper we present a self-referenced interferometric single-shot measurement technique that we use to evaluate the longitudinal chromatism compensation made by a diffractive lens corrector. A diffractive lens with a delay of 1 ps is qualified for a 60 mm beam aperture. This corrector was implemented on the Alisé Nd:glass power chain. We qualify the corrector and the Alisé power chain chromatism, demonstrating the potential of this measuring principle as well as the interest of diffractive lenses to correct longitudinal chromatism of petawatt-class lasers.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, J. Neauport, and C. Sauteret, "Delay interferometric single shot measurement of a petawatt-class laser longitudinal chromatism corrector," Opt. Express 15, 2019-2032 (2007)

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