Abstract

We propose, for the first time, a transmission grating stretcher for high power lasers and demonstrate its superiority over conventional, reflective gold grating stretchers in terms of pulse temporal quality. We show that, compared to a conventional stretcher with the same stretching factor, the transmission-grating based stretcher yields more than an order of magnitude improvement in the contrast pedestal. We have also quantitatively characterized the roughness of the grating surfaces and estimated its impact on the contrast pedestal.

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2013 (3)

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

D. Kaganovich, J. R. Peñano, M. H. Helle, D. F. Gordon, B. Hafizi, and A. Ting, “Origin and control of the subpicosecond pedestal in femtosecond laser systems,” Opt. Lett. 38(18), 3635–3638 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

2012 (1)

2011 (2)

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

M. Kalashnikov, A. Andreev, and H. Schönnagel, “Limits of the temporal contrast for CPA lasers with beams of high aperture,” Proc. SPIE 7501, 750104 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (3)

2006 (3)

D. Neely, P. Foster, A. Robinson, F. Lindau, O. Lundh, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, and P. McKenna, “Enhanced proton beams from ultrathin targets driven by high contrast laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(2), 021502 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

G. A. Mourou, T. Tajima, and S. V. Bulanov, “Optics in the relativistic regime,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(2), 309–371 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

2002 (1)

A. Zhidkov, J. Koga, A. Sasaki, and M. Uesaka, “Radiation Damping Effects on the Interaction of Ultra-intense Laser Pulses with an Overdense Plasma,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(18), 185002 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

D. Umstadter, “Review of physics and applications of relativistic plasmas driven by ultra-intense lasers,” Phys. Plasmas 8(5), 1774–1785 (2001).
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

I. N. Ross, A. J. Langley, and P. Taday, “A Simple Achromatic Pulse Stretcher,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 1999/2000, 201–203 (2000).

1996 (1)

1987 (1)

O. E. Martinez, “3000 times grating compressor with positive group velocity dispersion: application to fiber compensation in 1.3-1.6-p~m region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23(1), 59–64 (1987).
[Crossref]

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, “Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses,” Opt. Commun. 56(3), 219–221 (1985).
[Crossref]

Albert, O.

Andreev, A.

M. Kalashnikov, A. Andreev, and H. Schönnagel, “Limits of the temporal contrast for CPA lasers with beams of high aperture,” Proc. SPIE 7501, 750104 (2009).
[Crossref]

Augé-Rochereau, F.

Bahk, S. W.

Benedetti, C.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Bromage, J.

Bulanov, S. V.

G. A. Mourou, T. Tajima, and S. V. Bulanov, “Optics in the relativistic regime,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(2), 309–371 (2006).
[Crossref]

Burgy, F.

Caradec, F.

Casagrande, O.

Cecchetti, C. A.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Chalus, O.

Chambaret, J. P.

Chambaret, J.-P.

Chekhlov, O.

Cheriaux, G.

Chériaux, G.

Chvykov, V.

Collier, J.

Collier, J. L.

Cousens, S.

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Didenko, N. V.

Dimauro, L. F.

Divall, E.

C. Hooker, Y. Tang, O. Chekhlov, J. Collier, E. Divall, K. Ertel, S. Hawkes, B. Parry, and P. P. Rajeev, “Improving coherent contrast of petawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Express 19(3), 2193–2203 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

Dorrer, C.

Dromey, B.

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Dzelzainis, T.

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Ertel, K.

Etchepare, J.

Fernandez, J. C.

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Foster, P.

D. Neely, P. Foster, A. Robinson, F. Lindau, O. Lundh, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, and P. McKenna, “Enhanced proton beams from ultrathin targets driven by high contrast laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(2), 021502 (2006).
[Crossref]

Gamucci, A.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Gatti, G.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Gautier, D. C.

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Giulietti, A.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Giulietti, D.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Gizzi, L. A.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Gordon, D. F.

Hafizi, B.

Hamoniaux, G.

Hawkes, S.

Hawkes, S. J.

Hegelich, B. M

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Helle, M. H.

Hooker, C.

Jeong, T. M.

Jullien, A.

Jung, D.

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Kaganovich, D.

Kalashnikov, M.

M. Kalashnikov, A. Andreev, and H. Schönnagel, “Limits of the temporal contrast for CPA lasers with beams of high aperture,” Proc. SPIE 7501, 750104 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kalintchenko, G.

Kaluza, M. C.

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

Kamperidis, C.

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

Kiefer, D.

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Koester, P.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Koga, J.

A. Zhidkov, J. Koga, A. Sasaki, and M. Uesaka, “Radiation Damping Effects on the Interaction of Ultra-intense Laser Pulses with an Overdense Plasma,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(18), 185002 (2002).
[Crossref]

Konyashchenko, A. V.

Krushelnick, K.

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

Labate, L.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Lancaster, K. L.

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

Langley, A. J.

I. N. Ross, A. J. Langley, and P. Taday, “A Simple Achromatic Pulse Stretcher,” Central Laser Facility Annual Report 1999/2000, 201–203 (2000).

Laux, S.

Lebarny, P.

Lee, J.

Lee, S. K.

Levato, T.

L. A. Gizzi, C. Benedetti, C. A. Cecchetti, G. D. Pirro, A. Gamucci, G. Gatti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, N. Pathak, and F. Piastra, “Laser-Plasma Acceleration with FLAME and ILIL Ultraintense Lasers,” Appl. Scie. 3(3), 559–580 (2013).

Lewis, C. L. S.

B. Dromey, S. Cousens, S. Rykovanov, M. Yeung, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, T. Dzelzainis, D. Kiefer, S. Palaniyppan, R. Shah, J. Schreiber, J. C. Fernandez, C. L. S. Lewis, M. Zepf, and B. M Hegelich, “Coherent synchrotron emission in transmission from ultrathin relativistic laser plasmas,” New J. Phys. 15, 015025 (2013).

Lindau, F.

D. Neely, P. Foster, A. Robinson, F. Lindau, O. Lundh, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, and P. McKenna, “Enhanced proton beams from ultrathin targets driven by high contrast laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(2), 021502 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

Liu, C.

Lundh, O.

D. Neely, P. Foster, A. Robinson, F. Lindau, O. Lundh, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, and P. McKenna, “Enhanced proton beams from ultrathin targets driven by high contrast laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(2), 021502 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

Lureau, F.

Lutsenko, A. P.

Maksimchuk, A.

Mangles, S. P. D.

S. P. D. Mangles, A. G. R. Thomas, M. C. Kaluza, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, Z. Najmudin, C.-G. Wahlstrom, C. D. Murphy, C. Kamperidis, K. L. Lancaster, E. Divall, and K. Krushelnick, “Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 48(12B), B83–B90 (2006).
[Crossref]

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, “3000 times grating compressor with positive group velocity dispersion: application to fiber compensation in 1.3-1.6-p~m region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23(1), 59–64 (1987).
[Crossref]

McKenna, P.

D. Neely, P. Foster, A. Robinson, F. Lindau, O. Lundh, A. Persson, C.-G. Wahlström, and P. McKenna, “Enhanced proton beams from ultrathin targets driven by high contrast laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(2), 021502 (2006).
[Crossref]

Minkovski, N.

Mourou, G.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Typical temporal profiles of Astra-Gemini laser pulses.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Schematic of a) transmission grating stretcher and gold grating compressor set-up, G1 and G2: transmission gratings; CM: curved mirror; BM: back mirror; and FI: Faraday Isolator; b) gold grating stretcher.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Calculated spectral phase in the presence of grating line density mismatch.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 a) Retrieved pulse and phase, b) FROG trace of the compressed pulse and c) the spectrum.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 The contrast measurement of transmission grating stretcher (red) and gold grating stretcher (blue).
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Measured grating surface profiles: (a) gold grating and (b) typical phase noise at the central line; (c) transmission grating and (d) typical phase noise at the central line.

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δ φ g ( ω )= 4π λ Z( ω ) ,
δ φ t ( ω )= 2π( n1 ) λ Z( ω ) ,
sinθ+sinγ=Nλ ,
ΔθcosθNΔλ .
δx L 0 Δθ cosγ  L 0 N cosθcosγ 1 τ λ 2 c ,
δx L 0 N 1 ( N λ 0 2 ) 2 1 τ λ 0 2 c .

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