Transmission Bragg-grating grisms for pulse compression

Abstract

We design a grism compressor based on transmission gratings and high refractive index prisms to compensate for both the second- and third-order dispersions of SF57 glass at 800 nm. The use of transmission gratings eases the geometrical constraints, allows a final recombination of the spectral components out of the bulk of the prisms and suggests a potential application of these grims to high-energy pulse compression. The dispersion law of this grism compressor is measured in double-pass configuration and negative third-order dispersion is achieved. We demonstrate efficient operation with an overall throughput >60% over a 100 nm bandwidth.

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Forget, N., Crozatier, V. & Tournois, P. Transmission Bragg-grating grisms for pulse compression. Appl. Phys. B 109, 121–125 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-012-5126-2

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Keywords

  • Group Delay
  • Diffraction Efficiency
  • Apex Angle
  • Group Delay Dispersion
  • Transmission Grating