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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Francisco, California United States
May 16, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Terahertz Pulse Propagation and Imaging (CMB)

The role of spherical aberration on THz pulse propagation

Matthew T. Reiten and Alan R. Cheville

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Abstract

Spatio-temporally resolved terahertz pulses elucidate the effect of spherical aberration on THz beam profiles. The observed “swallowtail” pulse shape predicted by catastrophe theory occurs in a wide range of ultrafast transmissive THz optical systems.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

Citation
M. T. Reiten and A. R. Cheville, "The role of spherical aberration on THz pulse propagation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMB6.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2004-CMB6


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