4. Dispersion and Dispersion Compensation

  1. Andrew M. Weiner

Published Online: 28 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch4

Ultrafast Optics

Ultrafast Optics

How to Cite

Weiner, A. M. (2009) Dispersion and Dispersion Compensation, in Ultrafast Optics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch4

Author Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Glenn Boreman

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Central Florida, CREOL & FPCE, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471415398

Online ISBN: 9780470473467



  • dispersion and dispersion compensation;
  • group velocity dispersion (GVD) - energy transported through the medium;
  • common dispersion control devices - prism sequences and grating pairs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Group Velocity Dispersion

  • Temporal Dispersion Based on Angular Dispersion

  • Dispersion of Grating Pairs

  • Dispersion of Prism Pairs

  • Dispersive Properties of Lenses

  • Dispersion of Mirror Structures

  • Measurements of Group Velocity Dispersion

  • Appendix

  • Problems