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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 2030–2040

Designer femtosecond pulses using adaptive optics

J. Garduño-Mejía, A. H. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 2030-2040 (2003)

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We describe a femtosecond pulse shaper using a deformable membrane mirror. The pulses are measured with a real time second-harmonic-generation frequency-resolved optical gating system. Pulse shapes are modified according to a prescribed spectral phase. Accurate spectral phase design as well as pulse intensity modulation was achieved by using negative feedback mirror-surface control. Convergence to the chosen spectral phase design was typically achieved within several seconds.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

J. Garduño-Mejía, A. Greenaway, and D. Reid, "Designer femtosecond pulses using adaptive optics," Opt. Express 11, 2030-2040 (2003)

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