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Title: Methodology for designing grism stretchers for idler-based optical parametric chirped-pulse-amplification systems

Abstract

Powerful ultrafast lasers with wavelengths above 1 mm are in demand to create attosecond pulses and ultra-intense laser sources. A promising technology to achieve these laser sources uses the by-product from an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier, known as the idler. Compression of the idler to high peak powers requires a grism stretcher and a grating compressor. Grism stretchers have many more design parameters than conventional stretchers, complicating the design process. This paper presents a method for designing a grism stretcher and grating compressor that logically navigates the design process. This method was applied to design a grism stretcher for the optical parametric amplifier line that is under construction at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to produce a 50-mJ, 115-fs pulse at 1170 nm.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1557146
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1545916
Report Number(s):
2018-289, 2469
Journal ID: ISSN 0740-3224; JOBPDE; 2018-289, 2469, 1509
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003856; SC0019135
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the Optical Society of America. Part B, Optical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0740-3224
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Bucht, S., Haberberger, D., Bromage, J., and Froula, D. H. Methodology for designing grism stretchers for idler-based optical parametric chirped-pulse-amplification systems. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.36.002325.
Bucht, S., Haberberger, D., Bromage, J., & Froula, D. H. Methodology for designing grism stretchers for idler-based optical parametric chirped-pulse-amplification systems. United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.36.002325.
Bucht, S., Haberberger, D., Bromage, J., and Froula, D. H. Thu . "Methodology for designing grism stretchers for idler-based optical parametric chirped-pulse-amplification systems". United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.36.002325. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1557146.
@article{osti_1557146,
title = {Methodology for designing grism stretchers for idler-based optical parametric chirped-pulse-amplification systems},
author = {Bucht, S. and Haberberger, D. and Bromage, J. and Froula, D. H.},
abstractNote = {Powerful ultrafast lasers with wavelengths above 1 mm are in demand to create attosecond pulses and ultra-intense laser sources. A promising technology to achieve these laser sources uses the by-product from an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier, known as the idler. Compression of the idler to high peak powers requires a grism stretcher and a grating compressor. Grism stretchers have many more design parameters than conventional stretchers, complicating the design process. This paper presents a method for designing a grism stretcher and grating compressor that logically navigates the design process. This method was applied to design a grism stretcher for the optical parametric amplifier line that is under construction at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to produce a 50-mJ, 115-fs pulse at 1170 nm.},
doi = {10.1364/JOSAB.36.002325},
journal = {Journal of the Optical Society of America. Part B, Optical Physics},
number = 8,
volume = 36,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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