OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1833–1844

New aspects of temporal dispersion in high-resolution Fourier pulse shaping: a quantitative description with virtually imaged phased array pulse shapers

V. R. Supradeepa, Ehsan Hamidi, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1833-1844 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.001833


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (907 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report new aspects of temporal dispersion in Fourier pulse shapers that contain spectral dispersers with a nonlinear frequency to space mapping. These effects are particularly important in high-resolution operation, since high-resolution dispersers typically exhibit pronounced nonlinear angular dispersion over relatively small bandwidths. In this paper we present a general discussion of the new effects followed by quantitative analysis and experimental verification for pulse shapers, which utilize a virtually imaged phased array (VIPA) as the spectral disperser. Compared to the well-known 4-F configuration, our results demonstrate a substantial modification to the placement of the optical components required to obtain zero temporal dispersion. Furthermore, spectral phase variations associated with nonzero dispersion coupled with contributions from multiple diffraction orders are shown to give rise to a dramatic new spectral interference effect, which can be used to monitor temporal dispersion purely in the spectral domain. We expect the effects we present in this paper to become prominent even for more conventional diffraction-grating-based pulse shapers for bandwidths sufficiently large that nonlinear spectral mapping becomes strong.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7085) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast information processing

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2010
Published: August 18, 2010

Citation
V. R. Supradeepa, Ehsan Hamidi, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner, "New aspects of temporal dispersion in high-resolution Fourier pulse shaping: a quantitative description with virtually imaged phased array pulse shapers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1833-1844 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-9-1833

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you wish to use one of your free member downloads to view the figures, click "Enhanced HTML" above and access the figures from the article itself or from the navigation tab.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited