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
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)