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

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 timedelay dispersion is presented. Comparison of approximate analytic results with exact numeric coupled-wave modeling shows excellent agreement for smooth heterogeneities of CBGs. © 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. [DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.53.5.051509]

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@inproceedings{Kaim2013StretchingAC, title={Stretching and compressing of short laser pulses by chirped volume Bragg gratings: analytic and numerical modeling}, author={Sergiy Kaim and Sergiy Mokhov and Boris Ya Zeldovich and Leonid B. Glebov}, year={2013} }