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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2580–2583

Simulation of multibeam imaging in three-dimensional space and time with a diffractive optical element illuminated with a femtosecond pulse

Suhas Poyyil Veetil, Hagen Schimmel, and Frank Wyrowski  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. 2580-2583 (2007)

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A simulation of arbitrary beam array generation by ultrashort pulses using diffractive optical elements (DOEs) will help us to understand and optimize various pulse propagation effects in the target plane prior to the design and fabrication of optical systems for a variety of applications. The spatial-temporal distortion of a few femtosecond optical pulses in the imaging plane on propagation through a DOE is numerically studied with an efficient algorithm. A visualization of the pulse evolution is presented in three-dimensional space and time. The propagation effects include pulse front delay, lateral walk-off of the various spectral components in the imaging plane and the time dependence of the diffraction pattern in the target plane.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2007
Published: September 13, 2007

Suhas Poyyil Veetil, Hagen Schimmel, and Frank Wyrowski, "Simulation of multibeam imaging in three-dimensional space and time with a diffractive optical element illuminated with a femtosecond pulse," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2580-2583 (2007)

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