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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1999
  • pp: 1058–1064

Spherical aberration in spatial and temporal transforming lenses of femtosecond laser pulses

Guillermo O. Mattei and Mirta A. Gil  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 1058-1064 (1999)

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We study the influence of third-order spherical aberration on the group velocity dispersion and on the propagation time delay of a plane pulse that is focused by a thin lens. Applications in refractive–diffractive propagation time delay compensation systems and in Gaussian temporal-shaped pulses are analyzed.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.1010) Optical design and fabrication : Aberrations (global)
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

Original Manuscript: May 26, 1998
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 1998
Published: February 20, 1999

Guillermo O. Mattei and Mirta A. Gil, "Spherical aberration in spatial and temporal transforming lenses of femtosecond laser pulses," Appl. Opt. 38, 1058-1064 (1999)

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