Applied Physics B

, Volume 87, Issue 1, pp 5–12

1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs

  • V. Pervak
  • A.V. Tikhonravov
  • M.K. Trubetskov
  • S. Naumov
  • F. Krausz
  • A. Apolonski
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-006-2467-8

Cite this article as:
Pervak, V., Tikhonravov, A., Trubetskov, M. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 87: 5. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2467-8

Abstract

We demonstrate numerically and experimentally a chirped mirror with controlled reflectivity and dispersion of up to 1.5 octaves. A complementary pair of such mirrors has a reflectivity of 95% in the wavelength range 400–1200 nm with residual group delay dispersion ripples <100 fs2 in all of this range. The mirror pair allows one to compensate a chirp of the corresponding spectrum (with a smooth phase), resulting in sub-3-fs pulses.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Pervak
    • 1
  • A.V. Tikhonravov
    • 2
  • M.K. Trubetskov
    • 2
  • S. Naumov
    • 1
  • F. Krausz
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Apolonski
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Research Computing CenterMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Automation and ElectrometryRASNovosibirskRussia