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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1271–1274

Spatial control of femtosecond laser system output with submicroradian accuracy

Andrei Stalmashonak, Nickolai Zhavoronkov, Ingolf Volker Hertel, Sergei Vetrov, and Karl Schmid  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 1271-1274 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001271


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Abstract

A system for the course control and spatial stabilization of the output beam of a femtosecond laser system is realized. An accuracy of 0.5 μ rad is achieved long term in a laboratory environment for a beam with an initially daily deviation of more than 40 μ rad . The application and importance of the method is illustrated for laser pulse shortening in a hollow waveguide resulting in a stable output power and an 8   fs  pulse duration for more than 10   h operation time.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2005

Citation
Andrei Stalmashonak, Nickolai Zhavoronkov, Ingolf Volker Hertel, Sergei Vetrov, and Karl Schmid, "Spatial control of femtosecond laser system output with submicroradian accuracy," Appl. Opt. 45, 1271-1274 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-6-1271

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