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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20637–20647

Time-domain approach for designing dispersive mirrors based on the needle optimization technique. Theory.

M. Trubetskov, A. Tikhonravov, and V. Pervak  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20637-20647 (2008)

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We combine powerful and well-proven needle-optimization technique with time-domain optimization approach in order to obtain a new efficient method of designing dispersive mirrors. We also propose a new optimization criterion targeted at reaching shortest possible pulses with maximum possible energy at the exit of a compressor containing such mirrors. Proposed optimization criterion includes two parameters allowing one to adjust the relative weights of the mentioned targets with a high flexibility. The obtained results are compared with solutions of the “classical” optimization approach based on the optimization of a merit function comparing theoretical reflectance and group delay dispersion with target ones. The new approach allows obtaining simpler solutions providing better characteristics of the output pulse.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: November 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2008
Published: November 26, 2008

M. Trubetskov, A. Tikhonravov, and V. Pervak, "Time-domain approach for designing dispersive mirrors based on the needle optimization technique. Theory.," Opt. Express 16, 20637-20647 (2008)

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