Applied Physics B

, Volume 75, Issue 6–7, pp 649–654 | Cite as

Fine tuning of the higher-order dispersion of a prismatic pulse compressor

  • K. Osvay
  • P. Dombi
  • A.P. Kovács
  • Z. Bor

Abstract.

The wavelength-dependent thermal refractive index gives an extra degree of freedom for adjustment of higher-order dispersion of a prismatic pulse compressor. The effect allows of fine tuning of both intracavity and extracavity dispersion of ultra-fast oscillators. The calculations have been carried out using a new and rather handy formalism, which describes the operation of a prism pulse compressor as a linear function of the ratio of the total glass path in the prisms and the prism apex distance. The validity of theoretical calculations is supported by experimental evidence.

PACS: 42.65.Re; 42.60.Da; 42.65.Ky; 42.62.Eh 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Osvay
    • 1
  • P. Dombi
    • 1
  • A.P. Kovács
    • 1
  • Z. Bor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, P.O. Box 406, Szeged 6701, HungaryHU
  2. 2.Institut für Photonik, Technische Universität Wien, Gusshausstr. 27, 1040 Wien, AustriaAT
  3. 3.HAS Research Group on Laser Physics, University of Szeged, Dóm tér 9, Szeged 6720, HungaryHU

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