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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2082–2084

Circular involute stage

Jingzhou Xu and X.-C. Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 17, pp. 2082-2084 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002082


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Abstract

We report the design and testing of a circular involute stage for high-repetition-rate (hundreds of hertz), fine temporal resolution (better than 10 fs), and long delay range (as great as nanoseconds) time-resolved optical experiments. This stage uses a reflector with the involute profile of a circle as well as a pair of optical mirrors mounted upon a rotating plate to guide the optical beam, following the tangent of the circle. This circular involute stage provides unprecedented performance for optical interference, high-resolution terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, and general optical pump–probe experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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Jingzhou Xu and X.-C. Zhang, "Circular involute stage," Opt. Lett. 29, 2082-2084 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-17-2082


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