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Controlling ultrafast light with dispersive metamaterials
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Paper Abstract

Because metamaterials often utilize strong resonances, a strong group delay dispersion (GDD) is also possible. This property is an important parameter for ultrafast laser pulse propagation. The Multiphoton Intrapulse Interference Phase Scan (MIIPS) technique was used to measure the GDD directly over the bandwidth of an ultrafast laser. The measured GDD of a double-chirped dielectric mirror with a strong resonance was an order of magnitude larger than that of a dispersive optical glass three orders of magnitude thicker and was shown to be highly wavelength dependent. The impact of the measured dispersion of this dielectric mirror was explored computationally and the impact on pulse shape of ultrashort pulses of light with a bandwidth comparable to the wavelength-dependent features of the GDD is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7946, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures, 79460U (28 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875465
Show Author Affiliations
Dean P. Brown, UES, Inc. (United States)
Mark Walker, General Dynamics Information Technology (United States)
Augustine M. Urbas, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7946:
Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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