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Optimized achromatic phase-matching system and method

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
July 15, 1997
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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.
Trebino; Rick (Livermore, CA), DeLong; Ken (Livermore, CA), Hayden; Carl (Pleasanton, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 489,473
June 12, 1995
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract no. DE-AC04-94AL8500 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.