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Strehl ratio for optical systems with ultrafast illumination.

08:00 EDT 9th July 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Strehl ratio for optical systems with ultrafast illumination."

We study ultrafast laser pulse properties as they propagate through optical systems. A modified definition of Strehl ratio is used to quantify the chromatic and temporal behavior of ultrafast laser pulses at the optical focus. We propose this parameter as a figure of merit for the design and analysis of optical systems with ultrafast illumination. A simple method to obtain approximate numerical solutions is given with the help of ray tracing software. Effects of monochromatic aberrations and material dispersion up to the second order are discussed.

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Name: Optics express
ISSN: 1094-4087
Pages: 18028-18042

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