Generation of multiterawatt vortex laser beams

Craig Ament, Lee Johnson, Andreas Schmitt-Sody, Adrian Lucero, Thomas D Milster, Pavel G Polynkin

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We report the fabrication of large-area phase masks on thin fused-silica substrates that are suitable for shaping multiterawatt femtosecond laser beams. We apply these phase masks for the generation of intense femtosecond optical vortices. We further quantify distortions of the vortex beam patterns that result from several common types of mask defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3355-3360
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number15
StatePublished - May 20 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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