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Frequency selection of supercontinuum ultrashort pulses using a Fresnel zone plate

Year: 2007

Authors: Gürtler A., Gilijamse J.J., Wetzels A.A.R., Noordam L.D., Sali E., Bellini M.

Autors Affiliation: FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Kruislaan 407, 1098SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Dipartimento di Fisica and LENS, Via G. Sansone 6, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy;
CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi, 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: We propose focusing by a Fresnel zone plate into a pinhole as a cost-efficient, rugged component for wavelength selection in femto-second pulses. We show measurements of the frequency selectivity of a Fresnel zone plate for an ultra-broadband supercontinuum pulse. We verify that our zone plate does not considerably stretch the 65 fs laser pulses in time. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal/Review: OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS (PRINT)

Volume: 270 (2)      Pages from: 336  to: 339

More Information: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, NWO. RII3-CT-2003-506350. Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter, FOM. Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, NWO. Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie, FOM. – This work is part of the research program of the “Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM)”, which is financially supported by the “Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)”. Also partially supported by EC JRA contract RII3-CT-2003-506350.
KeyWords: Continuum mechanics; Cost effectiveness; Focusing; Laser beam effects; Laser theory, Frequency selection; Fresnel zone plates; Supercontinuum pulses; Wavelength selection, Ultrashort pulses
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2006.09.029

Citations: 3
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