Abstract

We report on the characteristics of ultrashort laser pulse diffraction by transmitting volume Bragg gratings recorded in photo-thermo-refractive glass. The angular and spectral selectivity properties of these phase volume gratings are shown to obey the predictions of a modified Kogelnik’s coupled wave analysis that accounts for polychromatic beams. Spatio-temporal distortions such as angular dispersion and pulse front tilt that occur after diffraction by a single volume grating are studied and corrected by using a volume grating pair. The angular filtering properties of volume gratings offer potential as spatial filtering elements inside ultrafast laser cavities.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diffraction efficiency of TBGs: (a) grating G1, (b) grating G2. 1, experiment with 150 fs pulses; 2, monochromatic wave modeling; 3, polychromatic wave modeling.

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Fig. 2

Measurement of pulse front tilt of diffracted ultrashort pulses via spectral interferometer. (a) Geometrical arrangement: the reference pulse and beam splitter used for recombination with the tilted pulses are not shown. (b) Pulse time delay calculated from spectral fringe data as a function of slit position: 1, theory; 2, experiment.

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Fig. 3

Temporal characterization of diffracted ultrashort pulses by GRENOUILLE: (a) single TBG, (b) pair of TBGs. For illustrative purposes the angular dispersion after diffraction has been exaggerated.

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Table 1 Parameters of TBGs in PTR Glass a

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η ( λ , θ ) = sin 2 { ν ( λ , θ ) 2 + ξ ( λ , θ ) 2 } 1 + ξ ( λ , θ ) 2 ν ( λ , θ ) 2 ,
ν ( λ , θ ) = π n 1 L λ cos θ ,
ξ ( λ , θ ) = π L cos θ [ 1 Λ sin θ λ 2 Λ 2 n ( λ ) ] .
η ( w , θ ) = 2 π 1 w η ( λ , θ ) exp [ 2 ( λ λ 0 w ) 2 ] d λ ,
PFT = 2 tan θ c ,

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