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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Jan. 29, 2008

Group-velocity dispersion measurements of water, seawater, and ocular components using multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan

Yves Coello, Bingwei Xu, Tricia L. Miller, Vadim V. Lozovoy, and Marcos Dantus  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 35, pp. 8394-8401 (2007)

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The use of femtosecond lasers requires accurate measurements of the dispersive properties of media. Here we measure the second- and third-order dispersion of water, seawater, and ocular components in the range of 660 930 nm using a new method known as multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan. Our direct dispersion measurements of water have the highest precision and accuracy to date. We found that the dispersion for seawater increases proportionally to the concentration of salt. The dispersion of the vitreous humor was found to be close to that of water. The chromatic dispersion of the cornea–lens complex was measured to obtain the full dispersive properties of the eye.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(170.7160) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ultrafast technology
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2007
Published: December 3, 2007

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Vol. 3, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Yves Coello, Bingwei Xu, Tricia L. Miller, Vadim V. Lozovoy, and Marcos Dantus, "Group-velocity dispersion measurements of water, seawater, and ocular components using multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan," Appl. Opt. 46, 8394-8401 (2007)

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