Patent Number: 7,822,347

Title: Active tuning of temporal dispersion in an ultrashort pulse laser system

Abstract: A chirped pulse amplification (CPA) system and method is described wherein the dispersion of the system is tuned by actively tuning one or more system components, for example, using a temperature or strain gradient, or using actinic radiation. In other embodiments, an additional element, such as a modulator, is added to the CPA system to actively to tune the pulse. A pulse monitor is added to the system to measure an output pulse and provide feedback to one or more active tuning elements.

Inventors: Brennan, III; James Francis (Winter Park, FL), Vaissie; Laurent (Oviedo, FL), Mielke; Michael Marshall (Orlando, FL)

Assignee: Raydiance, Inc.

International Classification: H04B 10/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00