Abstract

This paper considers the general case of a single-grating femtosecond stretcher with an arbitrary ratio of radii of curvature of the telescope mirrors ${R_1}/{R_2}$, including the particular cases with ${R_1}/{R_2} = - 2$ and 0, known as Öffner and Martinez configurations, respectively. Analytical expressions for the general stretcher geometry, beam sizes on the elements, and linear properties are obtained with the Kostenbauder matrix formalism. Using the ray-tracing approach, the roles of both the ratio of ${R_1}/{R_2}$ and the size of the telescope are analyzed in terms of the fourth-order dispersion, angular chirp, and sensitivity to misalignments.

© 2021 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Evaluation of chirped-pulse-amplification systems with Offner triplet telescope stretchers

Jie Jiang, Zhigang Zhang, and Toshifumi Hasama
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(4) 678-683 (2002)

Seidel aberrations in grating pulse stretchers

Štěpán Vyhlídka, Daniel Kramer, Galina Kalinchenko, and Bedřich Rus
Opt. Express 24(26) 30421-30432 (2016)

Ray-tracing model for stretcher dispersion calculation

Zhigang Zhang, Takashi Yagi, and Takashi Arisawa
Appl. Opt. 36(15) 3393-3399 (1997)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Data Availability

Data underlying the results presented in this paper are not publicly available at this time but may be obtained from the author upon reasonable request.

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (16)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics