Analysis of an optical ring resonator consisting of a prism and two mirrors demonstrates that such a resonator can have adjustable dispersion of either sign. The dispersion is proportional to the second derivative of the optical path length in the resonator with respect to wavelength. Adjustable dispersion may have important application to the production of ultrashort laser pulses.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 12, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 1984
Published: May 1, 1984
J. P. Gordon and R. L. Fork, "Optical resonator with negative dispersion," Opt. Lett. 9, 153-155 (1984)