Abstract

An alignment method for pulse-compression gratings that obviates the need to place the gratings at normal incidence to remove grating-tip error is proposed. Grating-tip and groove-orientation errors are removed using two alignment wavelengths in a manner analogous to a laser-beam pointing and centering procedure entirely at the respective Littrow angles for the two wavelengths. By choosing wavelengths with Littrow angles close to the use angle of the grating, the residual tip and groove-orientation errors that may be introduced when the grating mount is tilted to its use angle are reduced. This method has greatly facilitated the alignment of the OMEGA Extended Performance (EP) large-aperture pulse compressors, thereby reducing residual pulse-front tilt caused by nonparallel gratings. OMEGA EP is a high-energy, petawatt-class laser at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. A numerical simulation of the alignment procedure is presented.

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J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2000

G. Pretzler, A. Kasper, and K. J. Witte, “Angular chirp and tilted light pulses in CPA lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 1-9(2000).
[CrossRef]

1994

K. Osvay and I. N. Ross, “On a pulse compressor with gratings having arbitrary orientation,” Opt. Commun. 105, 271-278(1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Osvay and I. N. Ross, Erratum, Opt. Commun. 110, 729 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993

Z. Bor, B. Rácz, G. Szabó, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazmin, “Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Eng 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1985

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1969

E. B. Treacy, “Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 5, 454-458 (1969).
[CrossRef]

1962

Bagnoud, V.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Begishev, I. A.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Bor, Z.

Z. Bor, B. Rácz, G. Szabó, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazmin, “Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Eng 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference, and Diffraction of Light, 7th expanded ed. (Cambridge U. Press, 1999).
[PubMed]

Bromage, J.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Canning, D.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, M. J. Guardalben, G. King, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Large-aperture grating tiling by interferometry for petawatt chirped-pulse-amplification systems,” Opt. Express 15, 9562-9574 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Realization of a tiled-grating compressor for the OMEGA EP petawatt laser system,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008, San Jose, Calif., 4-9 May 2008 (Paper JThB5).

Clarke, R. J.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Collier, J. L.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Dalton, S.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Danson, C. N.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Dorrer, C.

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Edwards, J. L.

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Folnsbee, L.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Frackiewicz, A. J.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Guardalben, M. J.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, M. J. Guardalben, G. King, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Large-aperture grating tiling by interferometry for petawatt chirped-pulse-amplification systems,” Opt. Express 15, 9562-9574 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Hawkes, S. J.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Hazmin, H. A.

Z. Bor, B. Rácz, G. Szabó, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazmin, “Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Eng 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Hilbert, M.

Z. Bor, B. Rácz, G. Szabó, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazmin, “Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Eng 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Jacobs, S. D.

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Jungquist, R.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Kalb, A.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, M. J. Guardalben, G. King, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Large-aperture grating tiling by interferometry for petawatt chirped-pulse-amplification systems,” Opt. Express 15, 9562-9574 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Realization of a tiled-grating compressor for the OMEGA EP petawatt laser system,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008, San Jose, Calif., 4-9 May 2008 (Paper JThB5).

Kasper, A.

G. Pretzler, A. Kasper, and K. J. Witte, “Angular chirp and tilted light pulses in CPA lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 1-9(2000).
[CrossRef]

Kelly, J. H.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, M. J. Guardalben, G. King, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Large-aperture grating tiling by interferometry for petawatt chirped-pulse-amplification systems,” Opt. Express 15, 9562-9574 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Realization of a tiled-grating compressor for the OMEGA EP petawatt laser system,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008, San Jose, Calif., 4-9 May 2008 (Paper JThB5).

Kessler, T. J.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Kidder, R. W.

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

King, G.

Kruschwitz, B. E.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Loucks, S. J.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Marciante, J. R.

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Maywar, D. N.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

McCrory, R. L.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Meyerhofer, D. D.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Morse, S. F. B.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Murty, M. V. R. K.

Neely, D.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Okishev, A. V.

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Oliver, J. B.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Osvay, K.

K. Osvay and I. N. Ross, “On a pulse compressor with gratings having arbitrary orientation,” Opt. Commun. 105, 271-278(1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Osvay and I. N. Ross, Erratum, Opt. Commun. 110, 729 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Pien, G.

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Pretzler, G.

G. Pretzler, A. Kasper, and K. J. Witte, “Angular chirp and tilted light pulses in CPA lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 1-9(2000).
[CrossRef]

Puth, J.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Qiao, J.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, M. J. Guardalben, G. King, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Large-aperture grating tiling by interferometry for petawatt chirped-pulse-amplification systems,” Opt. Express 15, 9562-9574 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Realization of a tiled-grating compressor for the OMEGA EP petawatt laser system,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008, San Jose, Calif., 4-9 May 2008 (Paper JThB5).

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Rácz, B.

Z. Bor, B. Rácz, G. Szabó, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazmin, “Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Eng 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rigatti, A. L.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Ross, I. N.

K. Osvay and I. N. Ross, Erratum, Opt. Commun. 110, 729 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Osvay and I. N. Ross, “On a pulse compressor with gratings having arbitrary orientation,” Opt. Commun. 105, 271-278(1994).
[CrossRef]

Schmid, A. W.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shoup, M. J.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Smith, J.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Spencer, G. H.

Stoeckl, C.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Strange, T.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Szabó, G.

Z. Bor, B. Rácz, G. Szabó, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazmin, “Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Eng 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Treacy, E. B.

E. B. Treacy, “Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 5, 454-458 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Waxer, L. J.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Waxer, M. J. Guardalben, J. H. Kelly, B. E. Kruschwitz, J. Qiao, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, C. Dorrer, J. L. Edwards, L. Folnsbee, S. D. Jacobs, R. Jungquist, T. J. Kessler, R. W. Kidder, S. J. Loucks, J. R. Marciante, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, A. V. Okishev, J. B. Oliver, G. Pien, J. Puth, and A. L. Rigatti, “The OMEGA EP high-energy, short-pulse laser system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 2008 (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThB1.

Weiner, D.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Winstone, T. B.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Witte, K. J.

G. Pretzler, A. Kasper, and K. J. Witte, “Angular chirp and tilted light pulses in CPA lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 1-9(2000).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

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[PubMed]

Ziener, Ch.

J. L. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. J. Hawkes, J. Smith, T. B. Winstone, C. N. Danson, R. J. Clarke, D. Neely, Ch. Ziener, T. Strange, and A. J. Frackiewicz, “Vulcan petawatt--compressor and system commissioning,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 2002/2003, RAL Report No. RAP-TR-2003-018 (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2003), pp. 168-173.

Zuegel, J. D.

J. H. Kelly, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Bromage, B. E. Kruschwitz, T. J. Kessler, S. J. Loucks, D. N. Maywar, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, J. B. Oliver, A. L. Rigatti, A. W. Schmid, C. Stoeckl, S. Dalton, L. Folnsbee, M. J. Guardalben, R. Jungquist, J. Puth, M. J. Shoup III, D. Weiner, and J. D. Zuegel, “OMEGA EP: High-energy petawatt capability for the OMEGA Laser Facility,” J. Phys. IV (France) 133, 75-80 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

G. Pretzler, A. Kasper, and K. J. Witte, “Angular chirp and tilted light pulses in CPA lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 1-9(2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

E. B. Treacy, “Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 5, 454-458 (1969).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Grating coordinate system. The grating grooves are parallel to the y ^ (vertical) axis.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated angular dispersion of the pulse spectrum with a 1740   grooves / mm grating at the 1053 nm Littrow condition. The origin in the graph represents the input-beam direction. Tip and in-plane rotation errors are zero when the angle in the vertical plane is zero for all wavelengths. Ray angles for wavelengths 1053 nm and 1047 nm are explicitly shown for each of the curves.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Conceptual diagram of the alignment setup used in the Littrow angle method. Prior to starting the alignment sequence, a removable corner cube is inserted to establish the input-beam direction on an alignment camera (CCD).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

One of the OMEGA EP pulse compressors shown within the compressor vacuum vessel. The compressor consists of four 1740   lines / mm tiled-grating assemblies (TGA’s).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Angular dispersion in the vertical plane between wavelengths 1047 nm and 1053 nm plotted against the iteration number in the Littrow alignment sequence. At iteration #81 the grating adjustment was changed from TIP to ROT at the 1053 nm wavelength. (b) Same as (a) with an expanded view of iterations 69–89.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Angular dispersion in the vertical plane between wavelengths 1047 nm and 1053 nm (left axis) and ray angle in the vertical plane (right axis) are plotted against the iteration number. “Overshooting” the reference position causes the dispersion and the angle of the diffracted rays in the vertical plane to converge more quickly to zero. TIP overshoots occur at iteration #7, #11, #15, etc. The grating adjustment made at 1053 nm was changed from TIP to ROT at iteration #5.

Equations (16)

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n ^ × k 2 = n ^ × k 1 ( 2 π N ) y ^ ,
A × ( B × C ) = ( A C ) B ( A B ) C ,
k 2 = ( k 1 x ^ 2 π N ) x ^ + ( k 1 y ^ ) y ^ + [ | k 2 | 2 ( k 1 x ^ 2 π N ) 2 ( k 1 y ^ ) 2 ] 1 / 2 n ^
k 2 = ( k 1 x ^ 2 π N k 1 y ^ [ | k 2 | 2 ( k 1 x ^ 2 π N ) 2 ( k 1 y ^ ) 2 ] 1 / 2 ) .
ROT ( θ ) = ( cos ( θ ) sin ( θ ) 0 sin ( θ ) cos ( θ ) 0 0 0 1 ) rotation about     n ^ ,
TIP ( γ ) = ( 1 0 0 0 cos ( γ ) sin ( γ ) 0 sin ( γ ) cos ( γ ) ) rotation about     x ^ ,
TILT ( φ ) = ( cos ( φ ) 0 sin ( φ ) 0 1 0 sin ( φ ) 0 cos ( φ ) ) rotation about     y ^ .
( x y n ) = ( x x 0 x y 0 x z 0 y x 0 y y 0 y z 0 n x 0 n y 0 n z 0 ) = ( 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ) ,
F = ROT ( θ 0 ) TIP ( γ 0 ) TILT ( φ L ) ,
B = TILT ( φ L ) TIP ( γ 0 ) ROT ( θ 0 ) .
( k 1 , x k 1 , y k 1 , n ) = F ( k 1 , x 0 k 1 , y 0 k 1 , z 0 ) .
( k 2 , x 0 k 2 , y 0 k 2 , z 0 ) = B ( k 1 , x 2 π N k 1 , y [ | k 2 | 2 ( k 1 , x 2 π N ) 2 ( k 1 , y ) 2 ] 1 / 2 ) .
( x x 0 y x 0 n x 0 x y 0 y y 0 n y 0 x z 0 y z 0 n z 0 ) = ( cos ( φ p ) 0 sin ( φ p ) 0 1 0 sin ( φ p ) 0 cos ( φ p ) ) ( x x 0 y x 0 n x 0 x y 0 y y 0 n y 0 x z 0 y z 0 n z 0 ) ,
( x x 0 x y 0 x z 0 y x 0 y y 0 y z 0 n x 0 n y 0 n z 0 ) = ( x x 0 x y 0 x z 0 y x 0 y y 0 y z 0 n x 0 n y 0 n z 0 ) ( cos ( φ p ) 0 sin ( φ p ) 0 1 0 sin ( φ p ) 0 cos ( φ p ) ) .
F = F TILT ( φ p ) ,
B = TILT ( φ p ) B .

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