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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 178–184

Investigation of the thermally induced laser beam distortion associated with vacuum compressor gratings in high energy and high average power femtosecond laser systems

S. Fourmaux, C. Serbanescu, L. Lecherbourg, S. Payeur, F. Martin, and J. C. Kieffer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 178-184 (2009)

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We report successful compensation of the thermally induced laser beam distortion associated with high energy 110 mJ and high average power femtosecond laser system of 11 Watts operated with vacuum compressor gratings. To enhance laser-based light source brightness requires development of laser systems with higher energy and higher average power. Managing the high thermal loading on vacuum optical components is a key issue in the implementation of this approach. To our knowledge this is the first time that such thermal induced distortions on the vacuum compressor gratings are characterized and compensated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2008
Published: December 24, 2008

S. Fourmaux, C. Serbanescu, L. Lecherbourg, S. Payeur, F. Martin, and J. C. Kieffer, "Investigation of the thermally induced laser beam distortion associated with vacuum compressor gratings in high energy and high average power femtosecond laser systems," Opt. Express 17, 178-184 (2009)

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