Abstract

Conventional lens-based image relays introduce radial group delay that significantly reduces focal-spot intensity of ultra-broadband short pulses. A direct compensation scheme that can be used with conventional singlet image relays is proposed. The compensation scheme is based on using two negative lenses embedded within an Offner imaging system. The setup allows a single-pass configuration and eliminates the need for polarization switching optics. The performance of this setup is calculated using ray tracing. The compensation improves the spatiotemporal Strehl ratio from 0.02 to 0.97.

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Blakeney, J.

Blanchot, N.

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Borger, T.

Caird, J.

Charukhchev, V.

Chekhlov, O.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Clarke, R. J.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Collier, J.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Cross, R.

Ditmire, T.

Douglas, S.

Dyer, G.

Ebbers, C.

Erlandson, A.

Escamiila, R.

Freidman, G.

Galimberti, M.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Garanin, S.

Gaul, E. W.

Gerke, R.

Ginzburg, V.

Hammond, D.

Henderson, W.

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Heuck, H.-M.

H.-M. Heuck, P. Neumayer, T. Kühl, and U. Wittrock, Appl. Phys. B 84, 421 (2006).
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Huang, H.

T. J. Kessler, H. Huang, and D. Weiner, in International Conference on Ultra-high Intensity Laser Development, Science and Emerging Applications 2006 (ICUIL 2006) (ICUIL, 2006), pp. 126–128.

Jochmann, A.

Katin, E.

Kawanaka, J.

J. Kawanaka, and the Gekko-EXA Design Team, in The International Committee on Ultra-High Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2012), D. Dumitras, C. Matei, C. Achim, and A. Bratu, eds. (ICUIL, 2012), paper M3-4.

Kessler, T. J.

T. J. Kessler, H. Huang, and D. Weiner, in International Conference on Ultra-high Intensity Laser Development, Science and Emerging Applications 2006 (ICUIL 2006) (ICUIL, 2006), pp. 126–128.

Khazanov, E.

Khazanov, E. A.

A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and E. A. Khazanov, in The International Committee on Ultra-High Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2012), D. Dumitras, C. Matei, C. Achim, and A. Bratu, eds. (ICUIL, 2012), paper M3-1.

Kirsanov, A.

Kühl, T.

H.-M. Heuck, P. Neumayer, T. Kühl, and U. Wittrock, Appl. Phys. B 84, 421 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lozhkarev, V.

Luchinin, G.

Lucke, R. L.

R. L. Lucke, Opt. Eng. 46, 073004 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lyachev, A.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Mal’shakov, A.

Martinez, M.

Martyanov, M.

Matousek, P.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Musgrave, I. O.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Néauport, J.

Neely, D.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Neumayer, P.

H.-M. Heuck, P. Neumayer, T. Kühl, and U. Wittrock, Appl. Phys. B 84, 421 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Norreys, P. A.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Palashov, O.

Poteomkin, A.

Ringuette, M.

Ross, I.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Rouyer, C.

Rukavishnikov, N.

Sauteret, C.

Sergeev, A.

Sergeev, A. M.

A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and E. A. Khazanov, in The International Committee on Ultra-High Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2012), D. Dumitras, C. Matei, C. Achim, and A. Bratu, eds. (ICUIL, 2012), paper M3-1.

Shaykin, A.

Shaykin, A. A.

A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and E. A. Khazanov, in The International Committee on Ultra-High Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2012), D. Dumitras, C. Matei, C. Achim, and A. Bratu, eds. (ICUIL, 2012), paper M3-1.

Sukharev, S.

Tang, Y.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Weiner, D.

T. J. Kessler, H. Huang, and D. Weiner, in International Conference on Ultra-high Intensity Laser Development, Science and Emerging Applications 2006 (ICUIL 2006) (ICUIL, 2006), pp. 126–128.

Winstone, T. B.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Wittrock, U.

H.-M. Heuck, P. Neumayer, T. Kühl, and U. Wittrock, Appl. Phys. B 84, 421 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wyborn, B. E.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

Yakovlev, I.

Yashin, V. E.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

H.-M. Heuck, P. Neumayer, T. Kühl, and U. Wittrock, Appl. Phys. B 84, 421 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt.

Z. Bor, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1907 (1988).

Opt. Eng.

R. L. Lucke, Opt. Eng. 46, 073004 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Other

A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and E. A. Khazanov, in The International Committee on Ultra-High Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2012), D. Dumitras, C. Matei, C. Achim, and A. Bratu, eds. (ICUIL, 2012), paper M3-1.

A. Lyachev, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, R. J. Clarke, M. Galimberti, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, and B. E. Wyborn, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper HThE2.

J. Kawanaka, and the Gekko-EXA Design Team, in The International Committee on Ultra-High Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2012), D. Dumitras, C. Matei, C. Achim, and A. Bratu, eds. (ICUIL, 2012), paper M3-4.

T. J. Kessler, H. Huang, and D. Weiner, in International Conference on Ultra-high Intensity Laser Development, Science and Emerging Applications 2006 (ICUIL 2006) (ICUIL, 2006), pp. 126–128.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Top view of the Offner RGD compensator. L1/L2, negative lenses; CX/CC, convex and concave spherical mirrors.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Geometric notation used in Eqs. (2) and (3).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Image relay schematic of MTW–OPAL. UFE, ultra-broadband front end; NOPA, noncollinear OPA; DM, deformable mirror; G4, the fourth grating in the pulse compressor.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

RGD and wavefront lineouts after RGD compensation with and without the aspheric term on the convex mirror; (a) RGD and (b) wavefront lineouts.

Equations (8)

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ΔT=(λcdndλ)L,
ΔT=limΔλ0λc[OPD(ABCD¯)OPD(ABCD¯)Δλ],
ΔT=limΔλ0λc[OPD(ABCD¯)OPD(ABCD¯)2Δλ],
Tphase=1ci(ni1)Si(L)21ckSk(M),
Tgroup=1ci[(ni1)Si(L)λniλSi(L)]21ckSk(M).
STSR=maxx,y,Δz,t|E(x,y,Δz,t)|2/Imax,0,
ϕ(x,y,Δz,Δω)=n=01n!Δβn(x,y)Δωnπr2λF2Δz,
Δβn(x,y)=nωn[2πλ(OPDOPDcenter)]|λ=λ0,

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