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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1987
  • pp: 401–403

Prism-pair dispersive delay lines in optical pulse compression

J. D. Kafka and T. Baer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 6, pp. 401-403 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000401


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Abstract

We have compressed the output of a synchronously pumped cavity-dumped dye laser with a fiber–prism pulse compressor. The prism pair consisted of two dense flint glass prisms, which were used at a grazing exit angle to increase the dispersive power. We present the results of several experiments in which we have demonstrated 85% throughput, high compression ratios, and compressed pulses as short as 50 fsec.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 1987
Published: June 1, 1987

Citation
J. D. Kafka and T. Baer, "Prism-pair dispersive delay lines in optical pulse compression," Opt. Lett. 12, 401-403 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-6-401


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