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Space-temporal analysis of ultra-short light pulse propagation in aberrated optical systems
Author(s): Dobryna Zalvidea; Enrique E. Sicre
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Paper Abstract

The field amplitude associated with ultra-short light pulses is analyzed using the phase-space formalism of the Wigner distribution function (WDF). By properly modifying the diffraction integral to take into account the dispersion effects (up to the second order), we derive a two-dimensional WDF associated with a reduced pupil function, from which the on-axis irradiance is obtained for varying time and defocus. The behavior of the optical system can be visualized as a three-dimensional irradiance display in a combined space-temporal domain. In order to illustrate this approach, we show some results for the case of an optical imaging system suffering from spherical aberration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.526870
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Dobryna Zalvidea, Univ. Argentina de la Empresa (Argentina)
Enrique E. Sicre, Univ. Argentina de la Empresa (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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