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Large-aperture, high-efficiency holographic gratings for high-power laser systems
Author(s): J. Joseph Armstrong; Terrance J. Kessler
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Paper Abstract

An inherently fringe stable interferometer, with uniform recording-plane exposure, produces transmission gratings with uniformly high efficiency. The surface-relief structures recorded in positive photoresist are ideal for their transfer into specialized candidate materials. These structures have many applications in high-power lasers including beam smoothing, pulse compression, and low-reflection surfaces. Also, accurate modeling of surface-relief grating efficiencies, using the actual groove profile, allows optimization of grating parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1870, Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, (1 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154488
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J. Joseph Armstrong, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Terrance J. Kessler, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1870:
Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications
Howard T. Powell; Terrance J. Kessler, Editor(s)

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