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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2696–2700

Aberration compensation of a curved diffraction grating stretcher for femtosecond chirped-pulse amplification

C. M. González Inchauspe and O. E. Martı́nez  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 2696-2700 (1997)

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We recently introduced a new compact pulse stretcher [Opt. Lett. 22, 811 (1997)] that uses standard curved gratings and has several advantages over other systems. It provides positive group-delay dispersion and adequately matches the standard grating pair compressor, which makes it useful in chirped-pulse amplification systems. We analyze the conditions that the different parameters of the stretcher must satisfy to be afocal as well as the problem of chromatic aberrations.

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C. M. González Inchauspe and O. E. Martínez, "Aberration compensation of a curved diffraction grating stretcher for femtosecond chirped-pulse amplification," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2696-2700 (1997)

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