1 April 2007 Influence of a half-wave plate–polarizer attenuator on broadband femtosecond laser pulses
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Abstract
Spectral and temporal influence of a conventional half-wave plate–polarizer attenuator on broadband 50-fs laser pulses is experimentally investigated. Strong spectral modulation, pulse narrowing, and pulse shape variation of the transmitted femtosecond laser beam are recorded at maximum attenuation together with substantial depolarization effect. A simplified theoretical model is developed to take account of the wavelength dependence of the wave plate, which provides satisfactory explanations to the experimental observations.
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You-bo Zhao, You-bo Zhao, Yaqing Jia, Yaqing Jia, Jianjun Yang, Jianjun Yang, Xiaonong Zhu, Xiaonong Zhu, } "Influence of a half-wave plate–polarizer attenuator on broadband femtosecond laser pulses," Optical Engineering 46(4), 044301 (1 April 2007). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2724814 . Submission:
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