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Acousto-optical delay lines for femtosecond pulse shaping based on crystal materials with strong acoustic anisotropy
Author(s): Vladimir Y. Molchanov; Sergey I. Chizhikov; Oleg Y. Makarov; Efim A. Khazanov; Vladislav N. Ginzburg
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Paper Abstract

The femtosecond pulse quality in a laser system is determined by a non-compensated high-order dispersion and spectral deformation of the amplifier. A dispersive device that modifies the spectral amplitude and phase of the femtosecond pulse should be used to improve the duration of the compressed pulse and suppress the prepulses. The application of acousto-optical dispersive delay lines is considered. Different modifications of delay lines are compared and the types of devices used to shape femtosecond pulses are discussed. Several experimental dispersive delay lines were fabricated and investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7789, Laser Beam Shaping XI, 778909 (16 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860698
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir Y. Molchanov, National Univ. of Science and Technology (Russian Federation)
Sergey I. Chizhikov, National Univ. of Science and Technology (Russian Federation)
Oleg Y. Makarov, Molecular Technology GmbH (Germany)
Efim A. Khazanov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russian Federation)
Vladislav N. Ginzburg, Institute of Applied Physics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7789:
Laser Beam Shaping XI
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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