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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 4740–4746

Group velocity dispersion using commercial optical design programs

Donald C. O'Shea  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 19, pp. 4740-4746 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.004740


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Abstract

Three commercial optical design programs are used to model familiar geometries in ultrafast optics. A set of macros has been created to calculate the pulse delay, group velocity dispersion, and third-order dispersion caused by the components in an ultrafast optical system. The results correspond to published values. This opens the possibility of using the well-developed optimization routines to improve the performance of ultrafast systems.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2006

Citation
Donald C. O'Shea, "Group velocity dispersion using commercial optical design programs," Appl. Opt. 45, 4740-4746 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-19-4740


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