AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
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PublisherOPTICAL SOC AMER
CitationWeichuan Gao and Tom Milster, "Strehl ratio for optical systems with ultrafast illumination," Opt. Express 26, 18028-18042 (2018)
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AbstractWe 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. (C) 2018 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement.
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