Optical thin-film structures exhibiting high reflectivity and a nearly constant negative group-delay dispersion over frequency ranges as broad as 80 THz are presented. This attractive combination makes these coatings well suited for intracavity dispersion control in broadband femtosecond solid-state lasers. We address design issues and the principle of operation of these novel devices.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 23, 1993
Published: February 1, 1994
Robert Szipöcs, Christian Spielmann, Ferenc Krausz, and Kárpát Ferencz, "Chirped multilayer coatings for broadband dispersion control in femtosecond lasers," Opt. Lett. 19, 201-203 (1994)