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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2778–2783

Broadband group delay dispersion compensation for a microscope objective lens with a speciallydesigned mechanical deformable mirror

Yasuyuki Ozeki, Gen Omura, and Kazuyoshi Itoh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2778-2783 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002778


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Abstract

We propose that the bending profile of a mechanical deformable mirror can be designed by shaping its form, realizing a simple, compact, and broadband group delay dispersion compensator in a 4-f pulse shaper arrangement. By using the proposed compensator, spectral phase distortion of a microscope objective lens is successfully pre-compensated for to generate a sub-8 fs pulse at the focus of the lens.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2008
Published: February 13, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 3, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Yasuyuki Ozeki, Gen Omura, and Kazuyoshi Itoh, "Broadband group delay dispersion compensation for a microscope objective lens with a specially-designed mechanical deformable mirror," Opt. Express 16, 2778-2783 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-4-2778


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