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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 323–326

Broadband pulse compression gratings with measured 99.7% diffraction efficiency

Martin Rumpel, Michael Moeller, Christian Moormann, Thomas Graf, and Marwan Abdou Ahmed  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 323-326 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000323


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Abstract

We present experimental investigations of grating mirrors with high diffraction efficiencies exceeding 99.7% in the 1 st order for TE polarization at a wavelength of 1060 nm, and exceeding a diffraction efficiency of 99% in the wavelength range from 1025 nm to at least 1070 nm. The total efficiency of a four-pass compressor for chirped pulse amplification was > 96 % . The design, fabrication, and characterization of the fully dielectric grating mirrors are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2013
Published: January 10, 2014

Citation
Martin Rumpel, Michael Moeller, Christian Moormann, Thomas Graf, and Marwan Abdou Ahmed, "Broadband pulse compression gratings with measured 99.7% diffraction efficiency," Opt. Lett. 39, 323-326 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-2-323


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