Abstract

Object image grating self-tiling reduces difficulties of obtaining an ideal grating tiling condition by eliminating three tiling errors in six within a tiled grating. However, this may bring two potential problems: higher requirements of adjustment accuracy and maintaining stability. To examine the application values of this grating tiling configuration, the performance of object image grating self-tiling and traditional grating tiling configurations on accuracy and stability are compared theoretically and experimentally. Adjustment accuracy requirements of two grating tiling configurations are calculated, a comparative experiment of long-term stabilities is demonstrated, and relevant theoretical simulation analyses are developed to explain the experiment results.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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).
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[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

L. Zeng and L. Li, “Method of making mosaic gratings by using a two-color heterodyne interferometer containing a reference grating,” Opt. Lett. 31, 152–154 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Demonstration of coherent addition of multiple gratings for high-energy chirped-pulse-amplified lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 635–637 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

T. Zhang, M. Yonemura, and Y. Kato, “An array-grating compressor for high-power chirped-pulse amplification lasers,” Opt. Commun. 145, 367–376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

J. Hoose, E. Loewen, R. Wiley, T. Blasiak, S. Zheleznyak, and T. Sroda, “Grand gratings: bigger is better, thanks to mosaic technology,” Photon. Spectra 29, 118–120 (1995).

Audebert, P.

A. Cotel, C. Crotti, P. Audebert, C. L. Bris, and C. L. Blanc, “Tiled-grating compression of multiterawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1749–1751 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bar, E.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Barty, C. P. J.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. J. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Behar, G.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Bellet, C.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Bigourd, D.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Blanc, C. L.

A. Cotel, C. Crotti, P. Audebert, C. L. Bris, and C. L. Blanc, “Tiled-grating compression of multiterawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1749–1751 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Blanchot, N.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Blasiak, T.

J. Hoose, E. Loewen, R. Wiley, T. Blasiak, S. Zheleznyak, and T. Sroda, “Grand gratings: bigger is better, thanks to mosaic technology,” Photon. Spectra 29, 118–120 (1995).

Bödefeld, R.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Spectrally resolved and phase-sensitive far-field measurement for the coherent addition of laser pulses in a tiled grating compressor,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2073–2075 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, R. Sauerbrey, and M. C. Kaluza, “Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7432–7435 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Boubault, F.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Boyle, A.

D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

Bris, C. L.

A. Cotel, C. Crotti, P. Audebert, C. L. Bris, and C. L. Blanc, “Tiled-grating compression of multiterawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1749–1751 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Britten, J. A.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. J. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bunkenburg, J.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, T. Nguyen, J. Bunkenburg, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Demonstration of large-aperture tiled-grating compressors for high-energy, petawatt-class, chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1684–1686(2008).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Demonstration of coherent addition of multiple gratings for high-energy chirped-pulse-amplified lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 635–637 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Canning, D.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, T. Nguyen, J. Bunkenburg, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Demonstration of large-aperture tiled-grating compressors for high-energy, petawatt-class, chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1684–1686(2008).
[CrossRef]

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]

Castaing, M.

A. Cotel, M. Castaing, P. Pichon, and C. Le Blanc, “Phased-array grating compression for high-energy chirped pulse amplification lasers,” Opt. Express 15, 2742–2752 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chappuis, C.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Coïc, H.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J.

D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

Cotel, A.

A. Cotel, C. Crotti, P. Audebert, C. L. Bris, and C. L. Blanc, “Tiled-grating compression of multiterawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1749–1751 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Cotel, M. Castaing, P. Pichon, and C. Le Blanc, “Phased-array grating compression for high-energy chirped pulse amplification lasers,” Opt. Express 15, 2742–2752 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Crotti, C.

A. Cotel, C. Crotti, P. Audebert, C. L. Bris, and C. L. Blanc, “Tiled-grating compression of multiterawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1749–1751 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dai, Y.

Z. Li, G. Xu, T. Wang, and Y. Dai, “Object-image-grating self-tiling to achieve and maintain stable, near-ideal tiled grating conditions,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2206–2208 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Xu, T. Wang, Z. Li, Y. Dai, Z. Lin, Y. Gu, and J. Zhu, “1 kJ petawatt laser system for SG-II-U program,” Rev. Laser Eng. (Suppl.) 20081172–1175 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Damiens-Dupont, C.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Flour, O.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Fujita, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Galimberti, M.

D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

Gu, Y.

G. Xu, T. Wang, Z. Li, Y. Dai, Z. Lin, Y. Gu, and J. Zhu, “1 kJ petawatt laser system for SG-II-U program,” Rev. Laser Eng. (Suppl.) 20081172–1175 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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]

Habara, H.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hartmann, O.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Hein, J.

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M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, R. Sauerbrey, and M. C. Kaluza, “Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7432–7435 (2007).
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Hilsz, L.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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J. Hoose, E. Loewen, R. Wiley, T. Blasiak, S. Zheleznyak, and T. Sroda, “Grand gratings: bigger is better, thanks to mosaic technology,” Photon. Spectra 29, 118–120 (1995).

Hornung, M.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Spectrally resolved and phase-sensitive far-field measurement for the coherent addition of laser pulses in a tiled grating compressor,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2073–2075 (2010).
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M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, R. Sauerbrey, and M. C. Kaluza, “Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7432–7435 (2007).
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T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Demonstration of coherent addition of multiple gratings for high-energy chirped-pulse-amplified lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 635–637 (2004).
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Y. Zuo, X. Wei, X. Wang, Q. Zhu, R. Ren, Z. Huang, and H. Liu, “Eliminating the longitudinal piston error between tiled gratings by angle tuning,” Opt. Lett. 32, 280–282 (2007).
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N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
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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).
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M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Spectrally resolved and phase-sensitive far-field measurement for the coherent addition of laser pulses in a tiled grating compressor,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2073–2075 (2010).
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J. Qiao, A. Kalb, T. Nguyen, J. Bunkenburg, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Demonstration of large-aperture tiled-grating compressors for high-energy, petawatt-class, chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1684–1686(2008).
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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).
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M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Spectrally resolved and phase-sensitive far-field measurement for the coherent addition of laser pulses in a tiled grating compressor,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2073–2075 (2010).
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T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Demonstration of coherent addition of multiple gratings for high-energy chirped-pulse-amplified lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 635–637 (2004).
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D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

King, G.

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).
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Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
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Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
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M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. J. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1902–1904 (2008).
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T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Demonstration of coherent addition of multiple gratings for high-energy chirped-pulse-amplified lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 635–637 (2004).
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N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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Y. Hu, L. Zeng, and L. Li, “Method to mosaic gratings that relies on analysis of far-field intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Opt. Commun. 269, 285–290 (2007).
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Y. Zuo, X. Wei, X. Wang, Q. Zhu, R. Ren, Z. Huang, and H. Liu, “Eliminating the longitudinal piston error between tiled gratings by angle tuning,” Opt. Lett. 32, 280–282 (2007).
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J. Hoose, E. Loewen, R. Wiley, T. Blasiak, S. Zheleznyak, and T. Sroda, “Grand gratings: bigger is better, thanks to mosaic technology,” Photon. Spectra 29, 118–120 (1995).

Luce, J.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

Matsuo, S.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
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N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Demonstration of coherent addition of multiple gratings for high-energy chirped-pulse-amplified lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 635–637 (2004).
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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
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M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. J. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1902–1904 (2008).
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Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
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D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

Neauport, J.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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Nguyen, T.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, T. Nguyen, J. Bunkenburg, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Demonstration of large-aperture tiled-grating compressors for high-energy, petawatt-class, chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1684–1686(2008).
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Noailles, S.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

Pichon, P.

A. Cotel, M. Castaing, P. Pichon, and C. Le Blanc, “Phased-array grating compression for high-energy chirped pulse amplification lasers,” Opt. Express 15, 2742–2752 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Qiao, J.

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, T. Nguyen, J. Bunkenburg, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Demonstration of large-aperture tiled-grating compressors for high-energy, petawatt-class, chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1684–1686(2008).
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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).
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Remy, B.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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Ren, R.

Y. Zuo, X. Wei, X. Wang, Q. Zhu, R. Ren, Z. Huang, and H. Liu, “Eliminating the longitudinal piston error between tiled gratings by angle tuning,” Opt. Lett. 32, 280–282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rouyer, C.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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Rushford, M. C.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. J. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sakabe, S.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sauerbrey, R.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, R. Sauerbrey, and M. C. Kaluza, “Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7432–7435 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sautarel, F.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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Sautet, M.

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
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Sawai, K.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Schnepp, M.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, R. Sauerbrey, and M. C. Kaluza, “Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7432–7435 (2007).
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Shigemori, K.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Siebold, M.

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, R. Sauerbrey, and M. C. Kaluza, “Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7432–7435 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sroda, T.

J. Hoose, E. Loewen, R. Wiley, T. Blasiak, S. Zheleznyak, and T. Sroda, “Grand gratings: bigger is better, thanks to mosaic technology,” Photon. Spectra 29, 118–120 (1995).

Suzuki, K.

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tajima, T.

G. Mourou and T. Tajima, “The extreme light infrastructure: optics’ next horizon,” Opt. Photon. News 22(7), 47–51 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. J. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tang, Y.

D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

Wang, T.

Z. Li, G. Xu, T. Wang, and Y. Dai, “Object-image-grating self-tiling to achieve and maintain stable, near-ideal tiled grating conditions,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2206–2208 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Xu, T. Wang, Z. Li, Y. Dai, Z. Lin, Y. Gu, and J. Zhu, “1 kJ petawatt laser system for SG-II-U program,” Rev. Laser Eng. (Suppl.) 20081172–1175 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.

Y. Zuo, X. Wei, X. Wang, Q. Zhu, R. Ren, Z. Huang, and H. Liu, “Eliminating the longitudinal piston error between tiled gratings by angle tuning,” Opt. Lett. 32, 280–282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wei, X.

Y. Zuo, X. Wei, X. Wang, Q. Zhu, R. Ren, Z. Huang, and H. Liu, “Eliminating the longitudinal piston error between tiled gratings by angle tuning,” Opt. Lett. 32, 280–282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wiley, R.

J. Hoose, E. Loewen, R. Wiley, T. Blasiak, S. Zheleznyak, and T. Sroda, “Grand gratings: bigger is better, thanks to mosaic technology,” Photon. Spectra 29, 118–120 (1995).

Winstone, T.

D. Pepler, A. Boyle, J. Collier, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, A. Kidd, A. Lyachev, I. Musgrave, W. Shaikh, Y. Tang, and T. Winstone, “The 10 petawatt upgrade proposal for the Vulcan high-power laser,” in Proceedings of ICALEPCS 2009 (JACoW, 2009), pp. 272–274.

Xu, G.

Z. Li, G. Xu, T. Wang, and Y. Dai, “Object-image-grating self-tiling to achieve and maintain stable, near-ideal tiled grating conditions,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2206–2208 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Xu, T. Wang, Z. Li, Y. Dai, Z. Lin, Y. Gu, and J. Zhu, “1 kJ petawatt laser system for SG-II-U program,” Rev. Laser Eng. (Suppl.) 20081172–1175 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. J. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yonemura, M.

T. Zhang, M. Yonemura, and Y. Kato, “An array-grating compressor for high-power chirped-pulse amplification lasers,” Opt. Commun. 145, 367–376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, L.

Y. Hu, L. Zeng, and L. Li, “Method to mosaic gratings that relies on analysis of far-field intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Opt. Commun. 269, 285–290 (2007).
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Y. Hu and L. Zeng, “Grating mosaic based on image processing for far-field diffraction intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7018–7025 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. Zeng and L. Li, “Method of making mosaic gratings by using a two-color heterodyne interferometer containing a reference grating,” Opt. Lett. 31, 152–154 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, T.

T. Zhang, M. Yonemura, and Y. Kato, “An array-grating compressor for high-power chirped-pulse amplification lasers,” Opt. Commun. 145, 367–376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Zheleznyak, S.

J. Hoose, E. Loewen, R. Wiley, T. Blasiak, S. Zheleznyak, and T. Sroda, “Grand gratings: bigger is better, thanks to mosaic technology,” Photon. Spectra 29, 118–120 (1995).

Zhu, J.

G. Xu, T. Wang, Z. Li, Y. Dai, Z. Lin, Y. Gu, and J. Zhu, “1 kJ petawatt laser system for SG-II-U program,” Rev. Laser Eng. (Suppl.) 20081172–1175 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, Q.

Y. Zuo, X. Wei, X. Wang, Q. Zhu, R. Ren, Z. Huang, and H. Liu, “Eliminating the longitudinal piston error between tiled gratings by angle tuning,” Opt. Lett. 32, 280–282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zuo, Y.

Y. Zuo, X. Wei, X. Wang, Q. Zhu, R. Ren, Z. Huang, and H. Liu, “Eliminating the longitudinal piston error between tiled gratings by angle tuning,” Opt. Lett. 32, 280–282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Y. Hu and L. Zeng, “Grating mosaic based on image processing for far-field diffraction intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7018–7025 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, M. Schnepp, J. Hein, R. Sauerbrey, and M. C. Kaluza, “Alignment of a tiled-grating compressor in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification laser system,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7432–7435 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281–293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

Y. Hu, L. Zeng, and L. Li, “Method to mosaic gratings that relies on analysis of far-field intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Opt. Commun. 269, 285–290 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. Zhang, M. Yonemura, and Y. Kato, “An array-grating compressor for high-power chirped-pulse amplification lasers,” Opt. Commun. 145, 367–376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

A. Cotel, M. Castaing, P. Pichon, and C. Le Blanc, “Phased-array grating compression for high-energy chirped pulse amplification lasers,” Opt. Express 15, 2742–2752 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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]

N. Blanchot, E. Bar, G. Behar, C. Bellet, D. Bigourd, F. Boubault, C. Chappuis, H. Coïc, C. Damiens-Dupont, O. Flour, O. Hartmann, L. Hilsz, E. Hugonnot, E. Lavastre, J. Luce, E. Mazataud, J. Neauport, S. Noailles, B. Remy, F. Sautarel, M. Sautet, and C. Rouyer, “Experimental demonstration of a synthetic aperture compression scheme for multi-petawatt high-energy lasers,” Opt. Express 18, 10088–10097(2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (9)

Z. Li, G. Xu, T. Wang, and Y. Dai, “Object-image-grating self-tiling to achieve and maintain stable, near-ideal tiled grating conditions,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2206–2208 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Hornung, R. Bödefeld, A. Kessler, J. Hein, and M. C. Kaluza, “Spectrally resolved and phase-sensitive far-field measurement for the coherent addition of laser pulses in a tiled grating compressor,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2073–2075 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Zeng and L. Li, “Method of making mosaic gratings by using a two-color heterodyne interferometer containing a reference grating,” Opt. Lett. 31, 152–154 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zuo, X. Wei, X. Wang, Q. Zhu, R. Ren, Z. Huang, and H. Liu, “Eliminating the longitudinal piston error between tiled gratings by angle tuning,” Opt. Lett. 32, 280–282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, C. P. J. Barty, T. Jitsuno, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, and G. Xu, “Split-aperture laser pulse compressor design tolerant to alignment and line-density differences,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1902–1904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Habara, G. Xu, T. Jitsuno, R. Kodama, K. Suzuki, K. Sawai, K. Kondo, N. Miyanaga, K. A. Tanaka, K. Mima, M. C. Rushford, J. A. Britten, and C. P. J. Barty, “Pulse compression and beam focusing with segmented diffraction gratings in a high-power chirped-pulse amplification glass laser system,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1783–1785 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Demonstration of coherent addition of multiple gratings for high-energy chirped-pulse-amplified lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 635–637 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Qiao, A. Kalb, T. Nguyen, J. Bunkenburg, D. Canning, and J. H. Kelly, “Demonstration of large-aperture tiled-grating compressors for high-energy, petawatt-class, chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1684–1686(2008).
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A. Cotel, C. Crotti, P. Audebert, C. L. Bris, and C. L. Blanc, “Tiled-grating compression of multiterawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1749–1751 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Photon. News (1)

G. Mourou and T. Tajima, “The extreme light infrastructure: optics’ next horizon,” Opt. Photon. News 22(7), 47–51 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Photon. Spectra (1)

J. Hoose, E. Loewen, R. Wiley, T. Blasiak, S. Zheleznyak, and T. Sroda, “Grand gratings: bigger is better, thanks to mosaic technology,” Photon. Spectra 29, 118–120 (1995).

Rev. Laser Eng. (1)

G. Xu, T. Wang, Z. Li, Y. Dai, Z. Lin, Y. Gu, and J. Zhu, “1 kJ petawatt laser system for SG-II-U program,” Rev. Laser Eng. (Suppl.) 20081172–1175 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) G–G with six tiling errors between two adjacent gratings, still grating and motion grating (θx,θy,θz,Δx,Δz,Δd). (b) G–M with three tiling errors between two adjacent gratings, still grating and image grating (θy,θz,Δx).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Simulations of SR and FEE degradations in G–G and G–M versus (a) tilt, (b) rot, and (c) shift.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experiment setup for G–G and G–M stability testing.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experiment results of far-field focal spot degradations in (a)–(f) G–G and (A)–(F) G–M.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Experiment results of (a) SR and (b) FEE degradations in G–G and G–M.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Simulations of SR and FEE degradations in G–G and G–M versus standard deviations of angular tiling errors: (a) tilt, (b) tip, and (c) rot.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Simulations of SR and FEE degradations in G–G and G–M versus standard deviations of positional tiling errors: (a) piston and (b) shift.

Tables (1)

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Table 1. Accuracy Requirements of Tiling Errors

Equations (5)

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EGG(ε,η,t)={A(ε,η)exp[iωt+iΔΦε(θy,Δd)+iΔΦη(θz,θx)+iΔΦ(Δx,Δz)],ε>0A(ε,η)exp(iωt),ε<0
ΔΦε(θy,Δd)=kεcosβ[θy(cosα+cosβ)Δdd(sinα+sinβ)],
ΔΦη(θz,θx)=kη[θz(sinα+sinβ)θx(cosα+cosβ)],
ΔΦ(Δx,Δz)=k[Δx(sinα+sinβ)Δz(cosα+cosβ)],
EGM(ε,η,t)={A(ε,η)exp[iωt+iΔΦε(2θy,0)+iΔΦη(2θz,0)+iΔΦ(2Δx,0)],ε>0A(ε,η)exp(iωt),ε<0.

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