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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5410–5418

Carrier-envelope phase control using linear electro-optic effect

O. Gobert, P.M Paul, J.F Hergott, O. Tcherbakoff, F. Lepetit, P. D 'Oliveira, F. Viala, and M. Comte  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5410-5418 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.005410


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Abstract

We present a new method to control the Carrier-Envelope Phase of ultra-short laser pulses by using the linear Electro-Optic Effect. Experimental demonstration is carried out on a Chirped Pulse Amplification based laser. Phase shifts greater than π radian can be obtained by applying moderate voltage on a LiNbO3 crystal with practically no changes to all other parameters of the pulse with the exception of its group delay. Time response of the Electro-Optic effect makes possible shaping at a high repetition rate or stabilization of the CEP of ultra short CPA laser systems.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2011
Published: March 8, 2011

Citation
O. Gobert, P.M Paul, J.F Hergott, O. Tcherbakoff, F. Lepetit, P. D 'Oliveira, F. Viala, and M. Comte, "Carrier-envelope phase control using linear electro-optic effect," Opt. Express 19, 5410-5418 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-6-5410


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