Abstract

A spatiotemporal diffractive lens composed of a chirped diffractive lens and a diffraction grating is proposed. The spatiotemporal diffractive lens gives an ultrashort laser pulse with minimal duration only at the focal point. It also compensates for wavelength dispersion generated not only in the diffraction lens itself but also in other optical components in the experimental setup.

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M. Yamaji, H. Kawashima, J. Suzuki, and S. Tanaka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 041116 (2008).
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Sugimoto, T.

Y. Hayasaki, T. Sugimoto, A. Takita, and N. Nishida, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 031101 (2005).
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M. Yamaji, H. Kawashima, J. Suzuki, and S. Tanaka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 041116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Takeshima, N.

Takita, A.

H. Takahashi, S. Hasegawa, A. Takita, and Y. Hayasaki, Opt. Express 16, 16592 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Hayasaki, T. Sugimoto, A. Takita, and N. Nishida, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 031101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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M. Yamaji, H. Kawashima, J. Suzuki, and S. Tanaka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 041116 (2008).
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B. N. Chichkov, C. Momma, S. Nolte, F. von Alvensleben, and A. Tunnermann, Appl. Phys. A 63, 109 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Li, W. Watanabe, K. Yamada, T. Shinagawa, K. Itoh, J. Nishii, and Y. Jiang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1508 (2001).
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W. Denk, J. H. Strickler, and W. W. Webb, Science 248, 73 (1990).
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Xu, C.

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Y. Li, W. Watanabe, K. Yamada, T. Shinagawa, K. Itoh, J. Nishii, and Y. Jiang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1508 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yamaji, M.

M. Yamaji, H. Kawashima, J. Suzuki, and S. Tanaka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 041116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, G.

Zipfel, W.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. A

B. N. Chichkov, C. Momma, S. Nolte, F. von Alvensleben, and A. Tunnermann, Appl. Phys. A 63, 109 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

K. Kawamura, T. Ogawa, N. Sarukura, M. Hirano, and H. Hosono, Appl. Phys. B 71, 119 (2000).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

T. Kondo, S. Matsuo, S. Juodkazis, and H. Misawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 725 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. Li, W. Watanabe, K. Yamada, T. Shinagawa, K. Itoh, J. Nishii, and Y. Jiang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1508 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Yamaji, H. Kawashima, J. Suzuki, and S. Tanaka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 041116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Hayasaki, T. Sugimoto, A. Takita, and N. Nishida, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 031101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Microsc.

A. Millard, D. Fittinghoff, J. Squier, M. Müller, and A. Gaeta, J. Microsc. 193, 179 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

M. Hashimoto, T. Asada, T. Araki, Y. Inoue, and S. Kawata, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3958 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Rev.

S. Hasegawa and Y. Hayasaki, Opt. Rev. 14, 208 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Science

D. A. Parthenopoulos and P. M. Rentzepis, Science 245, 843 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Denk, J. H. Strickler, and W. W. Webb, Science 248, 73 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

J. C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, 2nd ed. (Elsevier, 2006), p. 464.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of spatiotemporal focusing using a diffractive lens.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation traces measured (a) at the plane P1, (b) at z = 155 mm , and (c) at the focal point ( z = 0 mm ) .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse width and chirp parameter measurement along the z axis.

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