Abstract

An important issue, mosaic grating compressor, is studied to recompress pulses for multiPetawatt, high energy laser systems. Alignment of the mosaic elements is crucial to control the focal spot and thus the intensity on target. No theoretical approach analyses the influence of compressor misalignment on spatial and temporal profiles in the focal plane. We describe a simple 3D numerical model giving access to the focal plane view after a compressor. This model is computationally inexpensive since it needs only 1D Fourier transforms to access to the temporal profile. We present simulations of monolithic and mosaic grating compressors.

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2006 (3)

C. Cerjan, "Lateral spatial effects in compressor grating pairs," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 142-148 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
[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] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

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-amplifed lasers," Opt. Lett. 29, 635-637 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, "Prospects and progress at LIL and Megajoule," Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135-B141 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

B. Touzet, and J. R. Gilchrist, "Multilayer dielectric gratings enable more-powerful high-energy lasers," Photonics Spectra 37, 68-75 (2003).

O. Morice, "Miró: Complete modeling and software for pulse amplification and propagation in high-power laser systems," Opt. Eng. 42, 1530-1541 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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]

1997 (1)

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignment of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

1985 (1)

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

Bignon, E.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Blanchot, N.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignment of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).
[PubMed]

Bunkenburg, J.

Carillon, A.

Cavailler, C.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, "Prospects and progress at LIL and Megajoule," Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135-B141 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Cerjan, C.

Chanteloup, J. C.

Coïc, H.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Cotel, A.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Couturier, E.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Danson, C.

Deschaseaux, G.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Di-Nicola, J. M.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, "Prospects and progress at LIL and Megajoule," Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135-B141 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fiorini, C.

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignment of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Fleurot, N.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, "Prospects and progress at LIL and Megajoule," Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135-B141 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Forget, N.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Freysz, E.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Gilchrist, J. R.

B. Touzet, and J. R. Gilchrist, "Multilayer dielectric gratings enable more-powerful high-energy lasers," Photonics Spectra 37, 68-75 (2003).

Huang, H.

Hubert, S.

Hugonnot, E.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Kalachnikov, M.

Kato, Y.

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]

Kessler, T. J.

Klisnick, A.

Kozlov, A.

Le Blanc, C.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

LeBlanc, C.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Li, L.

Lonjaret, T.

C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, "Prospects and progress at LIL and Megajoule," Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135-B141 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Loustalet, N.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Luce, J.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Marre, G.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).
[PubMed]

Martinez, O. E.

Meyerhofer, D. D.

Migus, A.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

J. C. Chanteloup, E. Salmon, C. Sauteret, A. Migus, P. Zeitoun, A. Klisnick, A. Carillon, S. Hubert, D. Ros, P. Nickles, and M. Kalachnikov, "Pulse-front control of 15-TW pulses with a tilted compressor, and application to the subpicosecond traveling-wave pumping of a soft x ray laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 151-157 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Paye, and A. Migus, "Space-time Wigner functions and their application to the analysis of a pulse shaper," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 1480-1490 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignment of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Montant, S.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).
[PubMed]

Morice, O.

O. Morice, "Miró: Complete modeling and software for pulse amplification and propagation in high-power laser systems," Opt. Eng. 42, 1530-1541 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

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

Mousset, S.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).
[PubMed]

Neauport, J.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Néauport, J.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Nickles, P.

Noailles, S.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Paye, J.

Ros, D.

Ross, I.

Rouyer, C.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
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C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignment of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).
[PubMed]

Rullière, C.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Salmon, E.

Sauteret, C.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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J. C. Chanteloup, E. Salmon, C. Sauteret, A. Migus, P. Zeitoun, A. Klisnick, A. Carillon, S. Hubert, D. Ros, P. Nickles, and M. Kalachnikov, "Pulse-front control of 15-TW pulses with a tilted compressor, and application to the subpicosecond traveling-wave pumping of a soft x ray laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 151-157 (2000).
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C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignment of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Seznec, S.

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignment of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Sibe, E.

N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
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Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
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Touzet, B.

B. Touzet, and J. R. Gilchrist, "Multilayer dielectric gratings enable more-powerful high-energy lasers," Photonics Spectra 37, 68-75 (2003).

Trentelman, M.

Videau, L.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Vivini, P.

N. Blanchot, E. Bignon, H. Coïc, A. Cotel, E. Couturier, G. Deschaseaux, N. Forget, E. Freysz, E. Hugonnot, C. LeBlanc, N. Loustalet, J. Luce, G. Marre, A. Migus, S. Montant, S. Mousset, S. Noailles, J. Néauport, C. Rouyer, C. Rullière, C. Sauteret, L. Videau, and P. Vivini, "Multi-Petawatt high energy laser project on the LIL Facility Proc.SPIE 5975, 30 (2005).

Wattellier, B.

S. Mousset, C. Rouyer, G. Marre, N. Blanchot, S. Montant and B. Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. (to be published).
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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).
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Zeng, L.

Zhang, T.

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N. Blanchot, G. Marre, J. Neauport, E. Sibe, C. Rouyer, S. Montant, A. Cotel, C. Le Blanc, and C. Sauteret, "Synthetic aperture compression scheme for Multi-Petawatt High Energy laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 1-8 (2006).
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T. Zhang, M. Yonemura, and Y. Kato, "An array-grating compressor for high-power chirped-pulse amplification lasers," Opt. Commun. 145, 367-376 (1998).
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Photonics Spectra (1)

B. Touzet, and J. R. Gilchrist, "Multilayer dielectric gratings enable more-powerful high-energy lasers," Photonics Spectra 37, 68-75 (2003).

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C. Cavailler, N. Fleurot, T. Lonjaret, and J. M. Di-Nicola, "Prospects and progress at LIL and Megajoule," Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 46, B135-B141 (2004).
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B. M. Van Wonterghem, S. C. Burkhart, C. A. Haynam, K. R. Manes, C. D. Marshall, J. E. Murray, M. L. Spaeth, D. R. Speck, S. B. Sutton, and P. J. Wegner, "National Ignition Facility commissioning and performance," in Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory II: The National Ignition Facility, A. Monya, C. R. Lane, and R. Wuest, eds., Proc. SPIE 5341, 55-65 (2004).
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Figures (9)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a). Schematic representation of 2 spaces of propagation with the 2 reference points P1 and P2 on the boundaries. Wave vector description on (b) grating (c) mirror and (d) Dihedron where k⃗ and k⃗’ are the wave vectors of input and output beams, n⃗ the normal vector of surface, and β⃗1 and β⃗2 the wave vectors describing the surface. κ⃗ is the wave vector describing the grating structure.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Classic compressor scheme in double pass configuration.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Main alignment compressor parameters: distance between gratings, groove rotation, tip of the grating, tilt (rotation around groove) and groove density. In case of segmented compressor, two new parameters need to be considered: piston and in plane shift of the grooves.

Fig 4.
Fig 4.

(a) Spatial fluency profile in the focal plane for optimal alignment (top), and for misaligned system with a total distance mismatch of 80 µm (bottom). (b) Comparison of the temporal profiles between optimal alignment (solid line), and total distance mismatch of 80 µm (line with marker).

Fig 5.
Fig 5.

Inhomogeneous intensities versus wavelength (a) and time (b) along X axis and (c) fluency in the focal plane with spatial broadening along X axis. (d) In black line, broadening of the integrated (full beam) temporal profile (τFWHM=2.1 ps). In red line, temporal broadening and delay for x=-35 µm (τFWHM=1.4 ps) and in green line for x=+35 µm (τFWHM=1.4 ps). All these results are plotted for y=0 mm.

Fig 6.
Fig 6.

Scheme of a segmented compressor with mosaics of 4 gratings used in single pass configuration.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Integrated intensities over time in the focal plane for the segmented compressor with mosaics of 4 gratings in single pass with piston defaults.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Integrated intensities over time in the focal plane for plane for the segmented compressor with mosaic of 4 gratings in single pass for perfect alignment (a) and with piston and angular defaults (b).

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

Movie of intensity in the focal plane for the segmented compressor with mosaic of 4 gratings in single pass with piston defaults [configuration of Fig. 8(b)]. [Media 1]

Equations (11)

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E NF ( x , y ) = E ̂ NF ( k x , k y ) e i ( k x x + k y y ) d k x d k y
E FF ( x , y ) = E NF ( x , y ) e i k 0 ( x x + y y ) f d x d y
E FF ( x , y ) = E ̂ NF ( k 0 x f , k 0 y f )
E ̂ 2 ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) = α E ̂ 1 ( F ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , G ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , ω ) e i ϕ ( F ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , G ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , ω )
E ̂ 2 ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) 2 d k x 2 d k y 2 = E ̂ 1 ( k x 1 , k y 1 , ω ) 2 d k x 1 d k y 1
= J E ̂ 1 ( F ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , G ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , ω ) 2 d k x 2 d k y 2
E ̂ 2 ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) = J E ̂ 1 ( F ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , G ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , ω ) e i ϕ ( F ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , G ( k x 2 , k y 2 , ω ) , ω )
k 2 = n ( k 1 n ) + κ + ρ n
E FF ( x , y ) = E FF 1 ( x , y ) e ikDx 4 f + E FF 2 ( x , y ) e ikDx 4 f
E FF ( x , y ) = j = 0 N 1 ( E FF j ( x , y ) e i k 2 j + 1 2 N D 2 x f + E FF + j ( x , y ) e i k 2 j + 1 2 N D 2 x f )
E FF ( x , y ) = j = N N ( E FF j ( x , y ) e i k j 2 N + 1 D x f )

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