Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 223–229 | Cite as

Generalized multiple-prism dispersion theory for pulse compression in ultrafast dye lasers

  • F. J. Duarte


A generalized multiple-prism dispersion theory, applicable to pulse compression schemes in femtosecond dye lasers, is described. The equations can be utilized to determine the dispersive characteristics of any multiple-prism arrangement. Also, the difference in dispersive values resulting in the use of various prism materials, including ZnSe, is compared.


Communication Network ZnSe Dispersive Characteristic Pulse Compression Compression Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Duarte
    • 1
  1. 1.Photographic Research Laboratories, Photographic Products GroupEastman Kodak CompanyRochesterUSA

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