OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1997
  • pp: 3393–3399

Ray-tracing model for stretcher dispersion calculation

Zhigang Zhang, Takashi Yagi, and Takashi Arisawa  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 3393-3399 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.003393


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (270 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We propose a ray-tracing model that provides a clear physical picture and simple formulas for grating pair stretcher dispersion calculations. With this model we can easily demonstrate why and to what extent the stretcher and compressor are opposite quantitatively without using a Fourier transform. The dispersion calculation shows that the spherical aberration in the stretcher decreases fourth-order dispersion compared with an aberration-free stretcher. In a chirped pulse amplification system, this fourth order can help to reduce residual fourth-order dispersion. The effect of the finite beam size and the misalignment are also considered.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 1996
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 1996
Published: May 20, 1997

Citation
Zhigang Zhang, Takashi Yagi, and Takashi Arisawa, "Ray-tracing model for stretcher dispersion calculation," Appl. Opt. 36, 3393-3399 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-15-3393

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited