We have developed a holographically produced master metallic grating that achieves >91% diffraction efficiency over the wavelength range 800–1100 nm and a maximum diffraction efficiency at 1053 nm greater than 93% when used with TM polarization near the Littrow angle. The near-uniform diffraction efficiency with laser wavelength makes this design attractive for use in chirped-pulse amplification systems employing Ti:sapphire, Cr:LiSAF, or Nd:glass and permits high-fidelity stretching and compression of extremely short (10-fs) pulses.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 19, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996
J. A. Britten, M. D. Perry, B. W. Shore, and R. D. Boyd, "Universal grating design for pulse stretching and compression in the 800–1100-nm range," Opt. Lett. 21, 540-542 (1996)