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
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)