Title

Stretching and compressing of short laser pulses by chirped volume Bragg gratings: analytic and numerical modeling

Authors

Authors

S. Kaim; S. Mokhov; B. Y. Zeldovich;L. B. Glebov

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Eng.

Keywords

chirped pulse amplification; chirped Bragg gratings; pulse stretching; and compression; SYSTEM; Optics

Abstract

The theory of stretching and compression of short light pulses by chirped volume Bragg gratings (CBGs) is reviewed based on spectral decomposition of short pulses and on wavelength-dependent coupled wave equations. Analytic theory of diffraction efficiency of CBG with constant chirp and approximate theory time-delay dispersion is presented. Comparison of approximate analytic results with exact numeric coupled-wave modeling shows excellent agreement for smooth heterogeneities of CBGs. (C) The Authors. Published by SPIE under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Distribution or reproduction of this work in whole or in part requires full attribution of the original publication, including its DOI.

Journal Title

Optical Engineering

Volume

53

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

7

WOS Identifier

WOS:000329571200012

ISSN

0091-3286

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