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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2489–2495

Automated two-dimensional femtosecond pulse shaping

Joshua C. Vaughan, T. Feurer, and Keith A. Nelson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 2489-2495 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.002489


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Abstract

We report the automated generation of high-fidelity spatiotemporally shaped femtosecond pulses using an optically addressed, reflection-mode two-dimensional spatial light modulator. The spatial light modulator has been fully characterized. We performed spatiotemporal pulse shaping by dividing a vertically expanded input pulse into many horizontal regions, each of which was independently shaped through phase-only spectral filtering. The configuration of the imaging optics determined whether real space or wave-vector shaping was performed. We performed cross correlations of shaped waveforms by using a pulse shaper to generate variably delayed pulses, demonstrating time-resolved measurement without beam splitters or delay lines.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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Joshua C. Vaughan, T. Feurer, and Keith A. Nelson, "Automated two-dimensional femtosecond pulse shaping," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2489-2495 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-10-2489


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