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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2007
  • pp: 5987–5990

Interferometric generation of parametrically shaped polarization pulses

Stefan M. Weber, Fabian Weise, Mateusz Plewicki, and Albrecht Lindinger  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 23, pp. 5987-5990 (2007)

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We demonstrate the capabilities of the recently introduced interferometric parallel pulse shaper setup and present a method for fully tailoring the three-dimensional electrical field of femtosecond laser pulses. The possibility of producing parametric polarization pulses with arbitrary orientations and ellipticities in time is demonstrated with a selection of example pulses.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2007
Published: August 9, 2007

Stefan M. Weber, Fabian Weise, Mateusz Plewicki, and Albrecht Lindinger, "Interferometric generation of parametrically shaped polarization pulses," Appl. Opt. 46, 5987-5990 (2007)

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