We demonstrate compression of amplified carrier-envelope phase (CEP)-stable laser pulses using paired transmission gratings and high-index prisms, or grisms, with chromatic dispersion matching that of a bulk material pulse stretcher. Grisms enable the use of larger bulk stretching factors and thereby higher energy pulses with lower B-integral in a compact amplifier design suitable for long-term CEP control.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2012
Published: March 26, 2012
A. Ricci, A. Jullien, N. Forget, V. Crozatier, P. Tournois, and R. Lopez-Martens, "Grism compressor for carrier-envelope phase-stable millijoule-energy chirped pulse amplifier lasers featuring bulk material stretcher," Opt. Lett. 37, 1196-1198 (2012)