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Integrated pulse stretchers for high-energy CPA and OPCPA systems
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Paper Abstract

Pulse stretchers are critical components in chirped pulse amplification (CPA) and optical parametric CPA (OPCPA) laser systems. In CPA systems, pulse stretching and compression is typical accomplished using bulk diffraction gratings; however integrated devices such volume or fiber Bragg gratings can provide similar optical performance with significantly smaller footprint and simplified alignment. In this work, we discuss the use of such integrated devices to stretch a 100 fs pulse to 400 ps with customized third order dispersion for use in a multi-TW Ti:Sapphire system as well as integrated optics to control the pulse duration in pump lasers for OPCPA systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9730, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems II, 97300V (22 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212900
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Lawrence Shah, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Nathan Bodnar, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Patrick Roumayah, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Benjamin Webb, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Joshua Bradford, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Martin Richardson, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9730:
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems II
Alexei L. Glebov; Paul O. Leisher, Editor(s)

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