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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3852–3861

Ultra-short pulse propagation in complex optical systems

Ulrike Fuchs, Uwe D. Zeitner, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3852-3861 (2005)

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In application of ultra-short laser pulses the pulse parameters have to be controlled accurately. Hence the manipulation of the propagation behavior of ultra-short pulses requires for specially designed optics. We have developed a tool for the simulation of ultra-short laser pulse propagation through complex real optical systems based on a combination of ray-tracing and wave optical propagation methods. For the practical implementation of the approach two commercially available software packages have been linked together, which are ZEMAX and Virtual Optics Lab. The focussing properties of different lenses will be analyzed and the results are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

Ulrike Fuchs, Uwe Zeitner, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Ultra-short pulse propagation in complex optical systems," Opt. Express 13, 3852-3861 (2005)

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