OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.000178


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (279 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-1-178


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. R. Toth, J. C. Kieffer, S. Fourmaux, T. Ozaki, and A. Krol, "In-line phase-contrast imaging with a laser-based hard x-ray source," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 083701 (2005). [CrossRef]
  2. S. Fourmaux, L. Lecherbourg, M. Harmand, M. Servol, and J. C. Kieffer, "High repetition rate laser produced soft x-ray source for ultrafast x-ray absorption near edge structure measurements," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 113104 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. M. Pittman, S. Ferré, J. P. Rousseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Chériaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74, 529 (2002). [CrossRef]
  4. Y. Akahane, J. Ma, Y. Fukuda, M. Aoyoma, H. Kiriyama, J. Sheldavoka, A. Kudryashov, and K. Yamakawa, "Characterization of wave-front corrected 100 TW, with peak intensities greater than 1020 W/cm2," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023102 (2006). [CrossRef]
  5. S. Fourmaux, S. Payeur, A. Alexandrov, C. Serbanescu, F. Martin, T. Ozaki, A. Kudryashov, and J. C. Kieffer, "Laser beam wavefront correction for ultra high intensities with 100 TW laser system at the Advanced Laser Light Source," Opt. Express 16, 11987 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. F. Martin, S. Fourmaux, R. Paynter, C. Côté, and A. Sarkissian, "Surface cleaning of Au mirrors using an RF plasma O source," Advanced Laser Light Source Annual Report 2005-2006, 75 (2006), http://lmn.emt.inrs.ca/EN/ALLS.htm.
  7. A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, "A laser system producing 5×1019 W/cm2 at 10," Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997). [CrossRef]
  8. M. Châteauneuf, S. Payeur, J. Dubois, and J. C. Kieffer, "Wave guiding in air by a cylindrical filament array waveguide," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 091104 (2008). [CrossRef]
  9. I. Matsushima, H. Yashiro, and T. Tomie, "10 kHz 40 W Ti:Sapphire regenerative ring," Opt. Lett. 31, 2066 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. G. Matras, N. Huot, E. Baubeau, and E. Audouard, "10 kHz water-cooled Ti:Sapphire femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 15, 7528 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. Y. Jiang, T. Lee, W. Li, G. Ketwaroo, and C. Rose-Petruck, "High-average-power 2-kHz laser for generation of ultrafast x-ray pulses," Opt. Lett. 27, 963 (2002). [CrossRef]
  12. N. Zhavoronkov, Y. Grisai, G. Korn, and T. Elsaesser, "Ultra-short efficient laser-driven hard X-ray source operated at a kHz repetition rate," Appl. Phys. B 79, 663 (2004). [CrossRef]
  13. C. Reich, C. M. Laperle, X. Li, B. Ahr, F. Benesch, and C. Rose-Petruck, "Ultrafast x-ray pulses emitted from a liquid mercury laser target," Opt. Lett. 32, 427 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. C. G. Serbanescu, J. A. Chakera and R. Fedosejevs, "Efficient K? x-ray source from submillijoule femtosecond laser pulses operated at kilohertz repetition rate," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 103502 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. A. Bonvalet, A. Darmon, J. C. Lambry, J-L Martin, and P. Audebert, "1 kHz tabletop ultrashort hard x-ray source for time resolved x-ray protein crystallography," Opt. Lett. 31, 2753 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. J. C. Kieffer, "The 200 TW laser at the Advanced Laser Light Source facility: Progress, first experiments and perspectives of high power femtosecond technology," CAP congress, Université Laval (2008).
  17. R. Toth, S. Fourmaux, T. Ozaki, M. Servol, J. C. Kieffer, R. E. Kincaid, and A. Krol, "Evaluation of ultrafast laser-based hard x-ray sources for phase-contrast imaging," Phys. Plasmas 14, 053506 (2007). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 
Fig. 4.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited