Abstract

Multikilojoule petawatt lasers using chirped-pulse amplification are being constructed worldwide. Several systems have adopted a tiled-grating approach to meet the size requirements for the compression gratings. Grating tiles need to be precisely phased to ensure a transform-limited focal spot when focusing high-energy laser pulses in the target plane. A computer-control test system that uses a Mach-Zehnder interferometer capable of monitoring and correcting drift in the tiled-grating assemblies within the compressor is described. The differential errors due to eight gratings, within a compressor with four grating assemblies, were compensated by adjusting a single grating.

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2005 (2)

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

N. Yaitskova, K. Dohlen, P. Dierickx, and L. Montoya, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1093 (2005).

2004 (1)

1982 (1)

Bunkenburg, J.

Dierickx, P.

Dohlen, K.

Huang, H.

Ina, H.

Kelly, J. H.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

Kessler, T. J.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, Opt. Lett. 29, 635 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, S.

Kozlov, A.

Kruschwitz, B. E.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

Loucks, S. J.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

Maywar, D. N.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

McCrory, R. L.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

Meyerhofer, D. D.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

T. J. Kessler, J. Bunkenburg, H. Huang, A. Kozlov, and D. D. Meyerhofer, Opt. Lett. 29, 635 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Miyanaga, N.

N. Miyanaga, presented at the International Workshop on Fast Ignition and High Field Physics (FIHFP 2004), Kyoto, Japan, April 25-29, 2004, paper P2742.

Montoya, L.

Morse, S. F. B.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

Stoeckl, C.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

Takeda, M.

Waxer, L. J.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

Yaitskova, N.

Zuegel, J. D.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Photonics News (1)

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16, 30 (2005).

Other (2)

N. Miyanaga, presented at the International Workshop on Fast Ignition and High Field Physics (FIHFP 2004), Kyoto, Japan, April 25-29, 2004, paper P2742.

Laboratory for Laser Energetics LLE Review, Rep. 100, NTIS document DOE/SF/19460-578 (2004), p. 242. Copies may be obtained from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22161.

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