A single dispersive element is shown to be sufficient for simultaneous pulse compression and tilting of the pulse front, and therefore well-suited for traveling-wave excitation of targets. It is shown that in all the previous arrangements used for traveling wave excitation, spatially dependent group velocity dispersion occurs along the target. A compensated arrangement is proposed that provides pulse compression at the target-plane and exact synchronism between the pump and the generated pulses for various targets.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 26, 1989
Published: December 20, 1990
Sandor Szatmari, Gotz Kuhnle, and Peter Simon, "Pulse compression and traveling wave excitation scheme using a single dispersive element," Appl. Opt. 29, 5372-5379 (1990)