Spectral phase shift and residual angular dispersion of an acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter

K. Osvay, M. Mero, Á Börzsönyi, A. P. Kovács, M. P. Kalashnikov

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Spectral phase shift and both types of wavelength dependent angular deviation introduced by an acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter (AOPDF) into a femtosecond laser beam at 800 nm have been measured with high precision. With the use of spectrally and spatially resolved interferometry, we have proved experimentally that the AOPDF controls the group delay dispersion (GDD) and third-order dispersion (TOD) with an accuracy of better than 1% and 3% of the preset values within the range of 10-1000 fs 2 and 1000-40,000 fs 3, respectively. The values of angular deviation and angular dispersion are primarily dependent on the set absolute value of GDD of the AOPDF when it is operating in continuous mode. Besides of a small offset value, there is no added angular dispersion at 0 fs 2, while it can increase up to 0.2 μrad/nm at 10,000 fs 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2012


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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