We present a general design strategy for a broadband thin-film beam splitter with matched group-delay dispersion. By taking the substrate dispersion into account in the coating design, any combination of input and output can show the same dispersion for transmission and reflection. As a specific implementation, an ultrabroadband 50:50 beam splitter from 600 to 1500 nm for femtosecond laser applications was designed, fabricated, and characterized.
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J. Kim, Jonathan R. Birge, V. Sharma, J. G. Fujimoto, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheuer, and G. Angelow, "Ultrabroadband beam splitter with matched group-delay dispersion," Opt. Lett. 30, 1569-1571 (2005)