Feb 2007Kaiser Optical Systems Inc.Request Info
A line of pulse compression gratings for ultrafast laser applications has been developed by Kaiser Optical Systems Inc. The volume phase holographic transmission gratings have high diffraction efficiency and are suitable for use as the critical dispersion elements that enable laser pulses to be compressed into the femtosecond regime. Each grating is encapsulated between two glass substrates with antireflection coatings applied to the external surfaces. The robust package withstands typical handling and can be cleaned with the same techniques applied to high-quality lenses. The company says that the gratings exhibit low loss and low scatter.