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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27900–27909

Dispersion control with reflection grisms of an ultra-broadband spectrum approaching a full octave

Tai H. Dou, Raphael Tautz, Xun Gu, Gilad Marcus, Thomas Feurer, Ferenc Krausz, and Laszlo Veisz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27900-27909 (2010)

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We report the design, implementation, and characterization of a grism-pair stretcher in a near-infrared noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) that is capable of controlling a bandwidth of 440 nm. Our dynamic dispersion control scheme relies on the grism stretcher working in conjunction with an acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter (Dazzler) to jointly compensate large amount of material dispersion. A spectral interference technique is used to characterize the spectral phase of the grism stretcher. This ultra-broadband device opens up the way to generate sub-2-cycle laser pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2010
Published: December 17, 2010

Tai H. Dou, Raphael Tautz, Xun Gu, Gilad Marcus, Thomas Feurer, Ferenc Krausz, and Laszlo Veisz, "Dispersion control with reflection grisms of an ultra-broadband spectrum approaching a full octave," Opt. Express 18, 27900-27909 (2010)

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