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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2006
  • pp: 4858–4863

Programmable polarization-independent spectral phase compensation and pulse shaping by use of a single-layer liquid-crystal modulator

C. G. Slater, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 20, pp. 4858-4863 (2006)

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What we believe to be the first use of a single-layer liquid-crystal modulator array for spectral phase pulse shaping that operates independently of input polarization is reported. Polarization insensitivity is essential to optical-fiber-based applications such as dispersion compensation.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

Original Manuscript: December 9, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2006

C. G. Slater, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, "Programmable polarization-independent spectral phase compensation and pulse shaping by use of a single-layer liquid-crystal modulator," Appl. Opt. 45, 4858-4863 (2006)

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