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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2220–2222

Brewster-angled chirped mirrors for broadband pulse compression without dispersion oscillations

Peter Baum, Markus Breuer, Eberhard Riedle, and Günter Steinmeyer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2220-2222 (2006)

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We use Brewster-angled chirped mirrors for dispersion compensation of a noncollinear optical parametric amplifier. This novel mirror design virtually eliminates spurious surface reflections and resultant dispersion ripple. The absence of compression artifacts is demonstrated by the generation of clean 5.6 fs pulses, with what is believed to be an unprecedented low ripple-induced satellite content for a nonadaptive scheme. In addition, the 270 THz spectral coverage allows generation of widely tunable visible pulses of 8 to 15 fs duration.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2006

Peter Baum, Markus Breuer, Eberhard Riedle, and Günter Steinmeyer, "Brewster-angled chirped mirrors for broadband pulse compression without dispersion oscillations," Opt. Lett. 31, 2220-2222 (2006)

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