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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campilo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2472–2474

Isotropic compensation of diffraction-driven angular dispersion

Carlos J. Zapata-Rodríguez and María T. Caballero  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 17, pp. 2472-2474 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002472


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Abstract

We report on an optical arrangement capable of compensating angular dispersion of paraxial wave fields developed by diffractive optical elements (DOEs). Schematically, the system is a beam expander in which two phase-only zone plates have been inserted, remaining afocal the coupled system. The DOE, which induces a continuous set of dispersive tilted plane waves, is placed at a specific position within the proposed setup providing an output spectrum with achromatic angular deviation. A directional matching between phase fronts and pulse fronts of output wave packets is demonstrated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2007
Published: August 16, 2007

Citation
Carlos J. Zapata-Rodríguez and María T. Caballero, "Isotropic compensation of diffraction-driven angular dispersion," Opt. Lett. 32, 2472-2474 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2472


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