Abstract

We present an analytical phase expression for an Offner triplet telescope stretcher based on ray tracing and apply it to analyze a chirped-pulse-amplification (CPA) system that includes an Offner stretcher. The results of our calculations show that the aberration caused by an off-center grating arrangement of an Offner stretcher can be used to cancel out the material dispersion of the CPA system. The optimization of the grating position provides a flat and broadband phase window for the CPA system, which leads to high-fidelity recompressed pulses.

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1999 (1)

1997 (1)

1996 (3)

1993 (2)

1988 (1)

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398–403 (1988).

1987 (2)

O. E. Martinez, “3000 times grating compressor with positive group velocity dispersion: application to fiber compensation in 1.3–1.6μm region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 59–64 (1987).

S. Kane and J. Squier, “Fourth-order-dispersion limitations of aberration-free chirped-pulse amplification systems,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1237–1244 (1987).

1985 (1)

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

1969 (1)

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

Antonetti, A.

Arisawa, T.

Bado, P.

J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, and P. Bado, “Chirped-pulse amplification of 55-fs pulses at 1-kHz repetition rate in a Ti:Al2O3 regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 18, 2044–2046 (1993).

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398–403 (1988).

Barty, C. P. J.

Britten, J. A.

Brown, C.

Chambaret, J. P.

Cheriaux, G.

Curley, P.

Darpentigny, G.

Dimauro, L. F.

Golick, B.

Guo, T.

Hamoniaux, G.

Herman, S.

Kane, S.

Kartz, M.

Korn, G.

Le Blanc, C.

Lemoff, B. E.

Maine, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398–403 (1988).

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, “3000 times grating compressor with positive group velocity dispersion: application to fiber compensation in 1.3–1.6μm region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 59–64 (1987).

Miller, J.

Mourou, G.

J. V. Rudd, G. Korn, S. Kane, J. Squier, G. Mourou, and P. Bado, “Chirped-pulse amplification of 55-fs pulses at 1-kHz repetition rate in a Ti:Al2O3 regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 18, 2044–2046 (1993).

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398–403 (1988).

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

Pennington, D.

Perry, M. D.

Pessot, M.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398–403 (1988).

Powell, H. T.

Raksi, F.

Rose-Petruck, C.

Rousseau, P.

Rudd, J. V.

Salin, F.

Squier, J.

Strickland, D.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398–403 (1988).

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

Stuart, B. C.

Tietbohl, G.

Treacy, E. B.

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

Vergino, M.

Walker, B.

Wilson, K. R.

Yagi, T.

Yakovlev, V. V.

Yamakawa, K.

Yanovsky, V.

Zhang, Z.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398–403 (1988).

O. E. Martinez, “3000 times grating compressor with positive group velocity dispersion: application to fiber compensation in 1.3–1.6μm region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 59–64 (1987).

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (1)

A. Offner, “Unit power imaging catoptric anastigmat,” U.S. patent 3, 748, 015 (June 21, 1971).

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