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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2010
  • pp: 350–357

Ultrabroadband spectral amplitude modulation using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator with ultraviolet-to-near-infrared bandwidth

Jiangfeng Zhu, Takashi Tanigawa, Tao Chen, Shaobo Fang, Keisaku Yamane, Taro Sekikawa, and Mikio Yamashita  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 3, pp. 350-357 (2010)

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The first demonstration to our knowledge in the spectral range from 300 to 1100 nm is presented for the amplitude modulation characteristics of a two-channel 648-pixel liquid crystal spatial light modulator. The broadest spectral amplitude modulation for UV (380– 420 nm ) and visible-to-near-IR (500– 900 nm ) pulses to generate a spectral-shifted pulse pair is experimentally realized. The results show that the liquid crystal spatial light modulator has a potential application for attosecond extreme-UV pulse characterization with the conventional SPIDER algorithm and the capability to shape monocycle optical pulses.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2009
Published: January 12, 2010

Jiangfeng Zhu, Takashi Tanigawa, Tao Chen, Shaobo Fang, Keisaku Yamane, Taro Sekikawa, and Mikio Yamashita, "Ultrabroadband spectral amplitude modulation using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator with ultraviolet-to-near-infrared bandwidth," Appl. Opt. 49, 350-357 (2010)

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