Group velocity dispersion in prisms and its application to pulse compression and travelling-wave excitation

Zs Bor, B. Rácz

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Abstract

In a beam propagating through a dispersive prism a delay of the pulse front occurs. A general expression relating the delay and the angular dispersion was found. Using a streak camera this delay was experimentally observed. In practical systems the delay varies from a few to several tens of picoseconds. A pulse compressor equivalent to the Treacy-compressor, based on this delay is described. A novel scheme for the excitation of a travelling-wave picosecond amplified spontaneous emission is also proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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