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Title: Optimized achromatic phase-matching system and method

Abstract

An optical system for efficiently directing a large bandwidth light (e.g., a femtosecond laser pulse) onto a nonlinear optical medium includes a plurality of optical elements for directing an input light pulse onto a nonlinear optical medium arranged such that the angle .theta..sub.in which the light pulse directed onto the nonlinear optical medium is substantially independent of a position x of the light beam entering the optical system. The optical system is also constructed such that the group velocity dispersion of light pulses passing through the system can be tuned to a desired value including negative group velocity dispersion.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Pleasanton, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871052
Patent Number(s):
US 5648866
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optimized; achromatic; phase-matching; method; optical; efficiently; directing; bandwidth; light; femtosecond; laser; pulse; nonlinear; medium; plurality; elements; input; arranged; angle; theta; directed; substantially; independent; position; beam; entering; constructed; velocity; dispersion; pulses; passing; tuned; desired; value; including; negative; input light; optical element; light pulses; optical elements; laser pulse; light beam; nonlinear optical; substantially independent; light pulse; optical medium; achromatic phase-matching; velocity dispersion; pulses pass; nonlinear optic; desired value; achromatic phase; bandwidth light; /359/

Citation Formats

Trebino, Rick, DeLong, Ken, and Hayden, Carl. Optimized achromatic phase-matching system and method. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Trebino, Rick, DeLong, Ken, & Hayden, Carl. Optimized achromatic phase-matching system and method. United States.
Trebino, Rick, DeLong, Ken, and Hayden, Carl. Wed . "Optimized achromatic phase-matching system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871052.
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