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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2073–2075

Spectrally resolved and phase-sensitive far-field measurement for the coherent addition of laser pulses in a tiled grating compressor

Marco Hornung, Ragnar Bödefeld, Alexander Kessler, Joachim Hein, and Malte C. Kaluza  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2073-2075 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002073


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Abstract

We describe a method that can be used for the coherent addition of laser pulses. As different laser pulses are initially generated in a laser-pulse compressor equipped with a tiled grating, such a coherent addition is indispens able in order to maximize the intensity in the laser far field. We present measurements in this context where, up to now, an unavoidable difference in the grating constants between the phased gratings reduced the maximum achievable intensity. The method significantly facilitates the high-precision alignment of a tiled grating compressor and could also be used for a coherent addition of laser pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2010
Published: June 10, 2010

Citation
Marco Hornung, Ragnar Bödefeld, Alexander Kessler, Joachim Hein, and Malte C. Kaluza, "Spectrally resolved and phase-sensitive far-field measurement for the coherent addition of laser pulses in a tiled grating compressor," Opt. Lett. 35, 2073-2075 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-2073


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