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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 10101–10108

Extremely simple single-prism ultrashort-pulse compressor

Selcuk Akturk, Xun Gu, Mark Kimmel, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 10101-10108 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.010101


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Abstract

We have designed and demonstrated a very simple and compact ultrashort-pulse compressor using a single prism and a corner-cube. Our design is significantly easier to align and tune compared with previous designs. Angle-tuning the prism wavelength-tunes, and translating the corner cube varies the group-delay dispersion over a wide range. When tuned, the device automatically maintains zero angular dispersion, zero pulse-front tilt, zero spatial chirp, and unity magnification. The device can easily be built so that its output beam remains collinear with the input beam, and when the input beam or pulse compressor moves, the input and output beams remain collinear.

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OCIS Codes
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

Citation
Selcuk Akturk, Xun Gu, Mark Kimmel, and Rick Trebino, "Extremely simple single-prism ultrashort- pulse compressor," Opt. Express 14, 10101-10108 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-10101


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