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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1516–1518

Hybrid optics for focusing ultrashort laser pulses

Ulrike Fuchs, Uwe D. Zeitner, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1516-1518 (2006)

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We present a specially designed hybrid optics comprising refraction and diffraction effects for tight spatial and temporal focusing of ultrashort laser pulses. Both aims can be put into practice by having a high numerical aperture ( NA = 0.45 ) and low internal dispersion at the same time. We are presenting what we believe is the first experimental realization of such a hybrid short plus focusing optics. The focusing properties are compared with a commonly used microscope objective ( 20 × , NA = 0.45 ) in theory and experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2006

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Ulrike Fuchs, Uwe D. Zeitner, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Hybrid optics for focusing ultrashort laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 1516-1518 (2006)

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