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Influence of a half-wave plate–polarizer attenuator on broadband femtosecond laser pulses

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Youbo Zhao

Nankai University, Institute of Modern Optics, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Science and Technology, Education Ministry of China, Tianjin 300071, China

Yaqing Jia

Nankai University, Institute of Modern Optics, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Science and Technology, Education Ministry of China, Tianjin 300071, China

Jianjun Yang

Nankai University, Institute of Modern Optics, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Science and Technology, Education Ministry of China, Tianjin 300071, China

Xiaonong Zhu

Nankai University, Institute of Modern Optics, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Science and Technology, Education Ministry of China, Tianjin 300071, China

Opt. Eng. 46(4), 044301 (June 02, 2006September 18, 2006October 02, 2006April 16, 2007). doi:10.1117/1.2724814
History: Received June 02, 2006; Revised September 18, 2006; Accepted October 02, 2006; Published April 16, 2007
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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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Youbo Zhao ; Yaqing Jia ; Jianjun Yang and Xiaonong Zhu
"Influence of a half-wave plate–polarizer attenuator on broadband femtosecond laser pulses", Opt. Eng. 46(4), 044301 (June 02, 2006September 18, 2006October 02, 2006April 16, 2007). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2724814


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