Zero-distance pulse fronts of stretcher and its optical system
AbstractA two-grating stretcher is a dispersion delay line that is widely used in chirped pulse amplification for ultrafast laser pulses. If the stretcher consists of two reflecting diffraction gratings with a perfectly reflective optical system between them, its dispersion can be calculated by using the concept of a „„zero-distance pulse front.” We introduce the concept of a „„zero-distance pulse front” of the real optical system, which characterizes its aberrations. The similarity of these zero-distance pulse fronts allows us to study the influence of aberrations in an optical system on the dispersion of a stretcher.
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Gitin, A. (2012). Zero-distance pulse fronts of stretcher and its optical system. ALT Proceedings, 1. https://doi.org/10.12684/alt.1.70
Laser systems and materials
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