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Holographic gratings implemented in a photopolymerizable glass: application to femtosecond laser pulses shaping
Author(s): M. P. Hernández-Garay; O. Martínez-Matos; J. G. Izquierdo; M. L. Calvo; P. Cheben; L. Bañares
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Paper Abstract

We present the capability of the holographic gratings implemented in photopolymerizable glasses to be applied in spatial and spectral manipulation of femtosecond laser pulses. For this purpose we used volume phase holographic gratings recorded by the interference of two monochromatic and coherent beams coming from a Nd-YAG continuous laser. We carried out experiments to determine the main features of the diffracted beams originated by the interaction of volume holographic phase grating structures with femtosecond pulses arising from the fundamental emission of an amplified Ti: sapphire laser system and its second harmonic. Meanwhile we have performed experiments to determine its damage threshold indicating that this material is an excellent candidate for intense-fields and ultrashort laser pulse applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8011, 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, 80110I (2 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.901915
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M. P. Hernández-Garay, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
O. Martínez-Matos, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
J. G. Izquierdo, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
M. L. Calvo, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
P. Cheben, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
L. Bañares, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8011:
22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World
Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Rufino Díaz-Uribe; Rufino Díaz-Uribe; Rufino Díaz-Uribe, Editor(s)

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