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Precise alignment of large-aperture compressor gratings for high-power lasers by using diffraction interferometry

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2 Author(s)
Chvykov, V. ; Center for Ultrafast Opt. Sci., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA ; Yanovsky, V.

We introduce novel method of precise compressor alignment for Petawatt-scale CPA lasers. The method is using compressor gratings as gratings of diffraction interferometer. It meets accuracy requirements (~10-5) and allows simple procedures of alignment.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2009 and 2009 Conference on Quantum electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2009. Conference on

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2-4 June 2009