It is shown that a negative contribution to the group-velocity dispersion always accompanies angular dispersion. We describe structures, such as slabs and prisms, that use this contribution to provide adjustable group-velocity dispersion. We discuss, in particular, considerations regarding incorporation of these structures with a laser resonator. A description of possible submillimeter semiconductor devices is also given.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 16, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 1984
Published: October 1, 1984
O. E. Martinez, J. P. Gordon, and R. L. Fork, "Negative group-velocity dispersion using refraction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1, 1003-1006 (1984)