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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2207–2217

Comparison of dispersive mirrors based on the time-domain and conventional approaches, for sub-5-fs pulses.

V. Pervak, I. Ahmad, J. Fulop, M. K. Trubetskov, and A. V. Tikhonravov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2207-2217 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.002207


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Abstract

Dispersive mirrors based on time-domain approach are compared with mirrors resulting from conventional phase target designs. Phase targets have been applied to complementary-pair dispersive mirrors, used for sub-5-fs pulse compression. While the phase approach has hither to afforded the best performance for the shortest pulses, our new approach, based on time-domain targets and tailored for a specific input spectrum, appears to provide comparable performance for pulse compression for a pulse duration 4.6 fs. Experimental studies using dispersive mirrors made to both designs are described.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2009
Published: February 3, 2009

Citation
V. Pervak, I. Ahmad, J. Fulop, M. K. Trubetskov, and A. V. Tikhonravov, "Comparison of dispersive mirrors based on the time-domain and conventional approaches, for sub-5-fs pulses.," Opt. Express 17, 2207-2217 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-4-2207


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