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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1538–1544

Generation of phase-controlled ultraviolet pulses and characterization by a simple autocorrelator setup

Jens Möhring, Tiago Buckup, C. Stefan Lehmann, and Marcus Motzkus  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 1538-1544 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001538


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Abstract

A versatile femtosecond ultraviolet (UV) pulse generation, a phase modulation, and a characterization setup for coherent control applications are demonstrated. For high-performance phase control of ultrashort pulses direct in the UV a microelectromechanical-system-based 2D mirror array is applied. Multiple examples for successful phase control of ultrashort UV pulses are given, such as arbitrarily phase tailoring and pulse recompression in open and closed loop schemes. For simple and effective characterization of the generated pulses, a UV autocorrelator based on two-photon absorption in a solar blind photomultiplier is constructed. The effects of space–time coupling on split mirror autocorrelation measurements are addressed and minimized.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2009
Published: July 8, 2009

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July 17, 2009 Spotlight on Optics

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Jens Möhring, Tiago Buckup, C. Stefan Lehmann, and Marcus Motzkus, "Generation of phase-controlled ultraviolet pulses and characterization by a simple autocorrelator setup," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1538-1544 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-8-1538


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