Ultrashort laser pulse diffraction by transmitting volume Bragg gratings in photo-thermo-refractive glass
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FRONT TILT; Optics
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. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America
"Ultrashort laser pulse diffraction by transmitting volume Bragg gratings in photo-thermo-refractive glass" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2145.