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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 410–412

Two-dimensional single-shot measurement of angular dispersion for compressor alignment

A. Börzsönyi, L. Mangin-Thro, G. Cheriaux, and K. Osvay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 410-412 (2013)

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Misalignment of the stretcher-compressor stages of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) lasers can aggravate the spatiotemporal shape of ultrashort pulses. We demonstrate a simple technique for angular dispersion measurement, which offers real-time single-shot two-dimensional characterization across the entire beam profile. The accuracy of our pilot experiment approaches its current theoretical limit of 0.1μrad/nm. Unlike the current one-dimensional techniques working in the near field, the method works in the far field; hence, it is especially appropriate for assisting the most accurate alignment of a CPA laser compressor ensuring the maximum intensity on the target.

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OCIS Codes
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2012
Published: February 7, 2013

A. Börzsönyi, L. Mangin-Thro, G. Cheriaux, and K. Osvay, "Two-dimensional single-shot measurement of angular dispersion for compressor alignment," Opt. Lett. 38, 410-412 (2013)

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