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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2206–2208

Object–image-grating self-tiling to achieve and maintain stable, near-ideal tiled grating conditions

Zhaoyang Li, Guang Xu, Tao Wang, and Yaping Dai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2206-2208 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002206


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate an object–image-grating self-tiling method for doubling the effective aperture of a grating by tiling it with its image to form an object–image-grating pair. With the aid of the object–image relation, the line-density variation, angular tip, and longitudinal piston errors within a tiled grating no longer exist. The method helps achieve and maintain a near-ideal tiled grating by using a simple far-field method. Because one tiled grating requires only one beam line, a single probe laser can be used for first-installation adjustments and long-term maintenance monitoring, with no wavelength or incident angle limitations.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2010
Published: June 23, 2010

Citation
Zhaoyang Li, Guang Xu, Tao Wang, and Yaping Dai, "Object–image-grating self-tiling to achieve and maintain stable, near-ideal tiled grating conditions," Opt. Lett. 35, 2206-2208 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-13-2206

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