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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 6910–6914

Analytic expressions for the fourth- and the fifth-order dispersions of crossed prisms pairs

E. Cojocaru  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 34, pp. 6910-6914 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.006910


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Abstract

In case of tunable ultrashort-pulse lasers, besides the prism material, separation, and insertion, one may choose the central wavelength providing a better high-order dispersion compensation. Because of errors that accumulate in numerical iterations, the analytic approach may be preferable for high-order dispersion examination. Analytic expressions for the fourth- and the fifth-order dispersions of crossed prisms pairs, both at arbitrary and Brewster-angle incidences are presented. Examples are given for e-sapphire slabs and for one or two pairs of fused-silica prisms. Results are shown providing compensation of both the second- and the third-order dispersions, by keeping as low as possible the higher-order ones.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

History
Original Manuscript: June 25, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Citation
E. Cojocaru, "Analytic expressions for the fourth- and the fifth-order dispersions of crossed prisms pairs," Appl. Opt. 42, 6910-6914 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-34-6910


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