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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1997
  • pp: 142–144

High-efficiency fused-silica transmission gratings

H. T. Nguyen, B. W. Shore, S. J. Bryan, J. A. Britten, R. D. Boyd, and M. D. Perry  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 142-144 (1997)

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We describe the design, fabrication, and performance of high-efficiency transmission gratings fabricated in bulk fused silica for use in high-power ultraviolet laser systems. The gratings exhibit a diffraction efficiency of 94% in order m=-1 and a damage threshold greater than 13>J/cm 2 for 3-ns pulses at 351 nm. Model calculations and experimental measurements are in good agreement.

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H. T. Nguyen, B. W. Shore, S. J. Bryan, J. A. Britten, R. D. Boyd, and M. D. Perry, "High-efficiency fused-silica transmission gratings," Opt. Lett. 22, 142-144 (1997)

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