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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 814–819

Reinvestigation on the frequency dispersion of a grating-pair compressor

Jin Jer Huang, Liu Yang Zhang, and Yu Qiang Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 814-819 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000814


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Abstract

The typical phase correction term introduced in a diffraction grating-pair is rediscussed. It shows that the correction causes a conceptual difficulty in geometrical optics. A study reveals that Fraunhofer diffraction explains the correction and only mean-phase light rays are allowed for diffraction analysis. Besides, an equivalent phase formulation without correction is recommended.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: January 5, 2011

Citation
Jin Jer Huang, Liu Yang Zhang, and Yu Qiang Yang, "Reinvestigation on the frequency dispersion of a grating-pair compressor," Opt. Express 19, 814-819 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-814


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