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Pulse stretcher for chirped-pulse amplification with high-power and spectral transmissions
Author(s): Martin Divoky; Petr Straka
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Paper Abstract

Pulse stretcher based on a single diffraction grating and an Offner telescope is modified using an off-plane (conical) diffraction to reach the Littrow angle of diffraction. We present a high power transmission over a broad spectral bandwidth of ultrashort laser pulses. The slight conical diffraction does not involve significant optical aberrations of system consisting of a pulse stretcher and a pulse compressor. It is verified by ray-tracing calculations and by the experimental pulse stretching of 10-fs laser pulses to ~300 ps and by a back compression of the stretched pulses. The described pulse stretcher and compressor can improve performance of systems for chirped pulse amplification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5777, XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611083
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Martin Divoky, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Petr Straka, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5777:
XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Jarmila Kodymova, Editor(s)

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