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Title: Optimized achromatic phase-matching system and method

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 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.
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (Pleasanton, CA)
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OSTI Identifier:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5648866
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Country of Publication:
United States
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