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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2742–2752

Phased-array grating compression for high-energy chirped pulse amplification lasers

A. Cotel, M. Castaing, P. Pichon, and C. Le Blanc  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2742-2752 (2007)

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The development of phased-array grating compressor is a crucial issue for high-energy, ultra-short pulse petawatt-class lasers. We present a theoretical and experimental analysis of two-grating phasing in a broadband pulse mosaic compressor. The phase defaults induced by misaligned gratings are studied. Monochromatic grating phasing is experimentally achieved with an interferometric technique and pulse compression is demonstrated with a two-phased-array grating system.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2006
Published: March 5, 2007

A. Cotel, M. Castaing, P. Pichon, and C. Le Blanc, "Phased-array grating compression for high-energy chirped pulse amplification lasers," Opt. Express 15, 2742-2752 (2007)

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