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CPA compression gratings with improved damage performance
Author(s): Arnaud Reichart; Nathalie Blanchot; Pierre-Yves Baures; Herve Bercegol; Benoit F. Wattellier; Jiping Zou; Christian J. Sauteret; Jean DiJon
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Paper Abstract

Volume holographic gratings and ion-etched dielectric diffraction gratings have been designed with the goal of improving the efficiency and damage threshold when used in CPA laser compression scheme. Two damage threshold measurement techniques have been implemented, including one method based on the statistical distribution of damage fluences. We first tested samples with submillimeter laser spots in the subpicosecond regime. We could demonstrate large sample gratings in a complete CPA configuration with over 96% efficiency per pass and a damage threshold twice the one observed on gold coated gratings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4347, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2000, (12 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425038
Show Author Affiliations
Arnaud Reichart, CEA CESTA (France)
Nathalie Blanchot, CEA CESTA (France)
Pierre-Yves Baures, CEA CESTA (France)
Herve Bercegol, CEA CESTA (France)
Benoit F. Wattellier, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Jiping Zou, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Christian J. Sauteret, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Jean DiJon, CEA LETI (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4347:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2000
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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