Applied Physics B

, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 445–452

Design considerations for a compact grism stretcher for non-collinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification


DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3410-6

Cite this article as:
Zheng, J. & Zacharias, H. Appl. Phys. B (2009) 96: 445. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3410-6


The dispersion management of a non-collinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier is presented. A stretcher based on a combination of a grating and a prism pair (grism) is given and analyzed in detail. This combination can provide up to 300 nm acceptance bandwidth and is suitable for parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses. The amplified pulses can be compressed by the dispersion of optical glasses such as SF57 and the residual high-order dispersion may be compensated by adaptive optical filters and chirped mirrors.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany