Wave-front reconstruction for ultrabroadband laser pulses is verified by use of a Hartmann-Shack sensor. We estimate the accuracy of numerical wave-front propagation by comparing numerical with experimental results and verify that wave fronts of ultrabroadband laser pulses from a hollow fiber can be propagated correctly by a single polychromatic wave-front measurement to a place where detection is not practicable, e.g., inside a vacuum chamber or laser focus.
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C. P. Hauri, J. Biegert, U. Keller, B. Schaefer, K. Mann, and G. Marowski, "Validity of wave-front reconstruction and propagation of ultrabroadband pulses measured with a Hartmann-Shack sensor," Opt. Lett. 30, 1563-1565 (2005)