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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 14321–14334

In situ tomography of femtosecond optical beams with a holographic knife-edge

J. Strohaber, G. Kaya, N. Kaya, N. Hart, A. A. Kolomenskii, G. G. Paulus, and H. A. Schuessler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 14321-14334 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.014321


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Abstract

We present an in situ beam characterization technique to analyze femtosecond optical beams in a folded version of a 2f-2f setup. This technique makes use of a two-dimensional spatial light modulator (SLM) to holographically redirect radiation between different diffraction orders. This manipulation of light between diffraction orders is carried out locally within the beam. Because SLMs can withstand intensities of up to I 10 11 W/cm 2 , this makes them suitable for amplified femtosecond radiation. The flexibility of the SLM was demonstrated by producing a diverse assortment of “soft apertures” that are mechanically difficult or impossible to reproduce. We test our method by holographically knife-edging and tomographically reconstructing both continuous wave and broadband radiation in transverse optical modes.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1590) Diffraction and gratings : Chirping
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2011
Published: July 12, 2011

Citation
J. Strohaber, G. Kaya, N. Kaya, N. Hart, A. A. Kolomenskii, G. G. Paulus, and H. A. Schuessler, "In situ tomography of femtosecond optical beams with a holographic knife-edge," Opt. Express 19, 14321-14334 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-15-14321


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