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Calculating dispersion of aberration-free stretcher using matrix formalism
Author(s): Canjun Mu; Jintao Bai; Xun Hou
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Paper Abstract

A 3 x 3 order matrix formalism for describing dispersion system conveniently is achieved by introducing an angular dispersion term based on ABCD matrix formalism. The matrix formalism is used to compute the second and third order time dispersion of the aberration-free stretcher. The same conclusion as the one achieved using the way of routine integral and ray trace is obtained. It is proven that computing the time delay dispersion of any dispersion systems using matrix formalism not only is convenient but also can offer more information about systems. In addition, this way is suitable for any dispersion systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4914, High-Power Lasers and Applications II, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481819
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Canjun Mu, Northwest Univ. (China)
Jintao Bai, Northwest Univ. (China)
Xun Hou, Northwest Univ. (China) and Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4914:
High-Power Lasers and Applications II
Dianyuan Fan; Keith A. Truesdell; Koji Yasui, Editor(s)

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