White Paper – Pulse stretching and compressing using grating pairs

Ibsen’s white paper on dispersion compensation using our Pulse Compression Gratings by Clara Saraceno from Ruhr University Bochum

The idea behind a Treacy stretcher or compressor based on gratings. Top: schematic view illustrating the concept. Bottom: Possible practical implementation of a compressor using a roof-top mirror to retro-reflect the beam after the first two-grating pass.

The white paper is located at the bottom of this page in downloadable .pdf format. Should you have difficulty downloading, feel free to contact us using the dialogue options at the top right of this page, we will be happy to e-mail you a copy.

More information about the author

Clara Saraceno was born in Argentina in 1983 and was a student at the Institut d’Optique in Palaiseau, France. After completing her studies she first went into industry from 2007 to 2008, working for a laser manufacturer in the USA. She then continued her academic training in Switzerland, completing a doctorate in Physics at ETH Zurich in 2012 which brought her, amongst others, the 2013 QEOD Thesis Prize, awarded by the Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society. After graduation, Saraceno has worked at ETH Zurich and the University of Neuchatel as a postdoctoral researcher. Most recently, her research work on high-power ultrafast lasers earned her the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2015). In 2016, she was appointed as Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in the Ruhr University Bochum, where she currently works on various aspects of ultrafast laser science and technology.

Contact details

Prof. Dr. Clara Saraceno
Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science

Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Universitätsstraße 150
ID 04/342
44801 – Bochum

E-mail: clara.saraceno@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Phone no.: +49 (0)234 32-23027


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