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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2970–2972

Dispersion-compensating beam shaper for femtosecond optical vortex beams

Alexander Schwarz and Wolfgang Rudolph  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 2970-2972 (2008)

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A beam shaper suitable for sub- 20 fs pulses based on a prism pair and a computer-generated hologram was developed to produce vortex beams. Comparatively high throughput and the ability to tune the group-velocity dispersion make this shaper suitable for pulses from femtosecond oscillators and amplifiers and where there is a need for additional postchirp or prechirp compensation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2008
Published: December 8, 2008

Alexander Schwarz and Wolfgang Rudolph, "Dispersion-compensating beam shaper for femtosecond optical vortex beams," Opt. Lett. 33, 2970-2972 (2008)

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