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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1992
  • pp: 2765–2769

Analysis of lens and zone plate combinations for achromatic focusing of ultrashort laser pulses

T. E. Sharp and P. J. Wisoff  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 15, pp. 2765-2769 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.002765


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Abstract

Analysis of a combination zone plate and lens system is presented for the design of optical systems to focus ultrashort laser pulses. A system design that is free of propagation-time delay distortion and chromatic aberration is presented.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 1991
Published: May 20, 1992

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T. E. Sharp and P. J. Wisoff, "Analysis of lens and zone plate combinations for achromatic focusing of ultrashort laser pulses," Appl. Opt. 31, 2765-2769 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-15-2765


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