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Chirped dielectric mirrors for dispersion control in femtosecond laser systems
Author(s): Robert Szipocs; Andreas Stingl; Christian Spielmann; Ferenc Krausz
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Paper Abstract

Optical thin film structures exhibiting high reflectivity and nearly constant negative group- delay dispersions, or optionally superimposed higher-order dispersions over frequency ranges beyond 80 THz are presented. This attractive combination makes these special laser mirrors well suited for intra- or extracavity dispersion control in broadband femtosecond laser systems. We address design issues and the principle of operation of these novel devices. Spectrally resolved white-light interferometry with high time and spectral resolution was used to measure the dispersion of the deposited mirrors. Experimental results on the operation of femtosecond laser systems utilizing dispersion compensating mirrors are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2377, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206409
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Szipocs, Research Institute for Solid State Physics (Hungary)
Andreas Stingl, Technische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Christian Spielmann, Technische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Ferenc Krausz, Technische Univ. Wien (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2377:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II
Christopher P. P. Barty; Frank W. Wise, Editor(s)

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