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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24475–24482

Deformation of ultra-short laser pulses by optical systems for laser scanners

Lasse Büsing, Tobias Bonhoff, Jens Gottmann, and Peter Loosen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24475-24482 (2013)

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Current experiments of processing glass with ultra-short laser pulses (< 1 ps) lead to scan angle depending processing results. This scan angle depending effect is examined by simulations of a common focusing lens for laser scanners. Due to dispersion, focusing lenses may cause pulse deformations and increase the pulse duration in the focal region. If the field angle of the incoming laser beam is variable, the pulse deformation may also vary as a function of the field angle. By ray tracing as well as wave optical simulations we investigate pulse deformations of optical systems for different scan angles.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2013
Published: October 7, 2013

Lasse Büsing, Tobias Bonhoff, Jens Gottmann, and Peter Loosen, "Deformation of ultra-short laser pulses by optical systems for laser scanners," Opt. Express 21, 24475-24482 (2013)

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