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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 12996–13004

Active-grating monochromator for the spectral selection of ultrashort pulses

Fabio Frassetto, Stefano Bonora, Caterina Vozzi, Salvatore Stagira, Erika Zanchetta, Gioia Della Giustina, Giovanna Brusatin, and Luca Poletto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 12996-13004 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.012996


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Abstract

Active gratings have been used to realize a grazing-incidence double-grating monochromator for the spectral selection of ultrashort pulses while preserving the temporal duration by compensating for the pulse-front tilt. The active grating consists of a bimorph deformable mirror on the top of which a diffraction grating with laminar profile is realized by UV lithography. The time-delay compensated configuration has been tested with ultrashort pulses at 800 nm. The feasibility of this configuration for the extreme-ultraviolet spectral region has been demonstrated by ray tracing studies.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2013
Published: May 20, 2013

Citation
Fabio Frassetto, Stefano Bonora, Caterina Vozzi, Salvatore Stagira, Erika Zanchetta, Gioia Della Giustina, Giovanna Brusatin, and Luca Poletto, "Active-grating monochromator for the spectral selection of ultrashort pulses," Opt. Express 21, 12996-13004 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-11-12996


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