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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10939–10944

Pulse shaping of octave spanning femtosecond laser pulses

Bingwei Xu, Yves Coello, Vadim V. Lozovoy, D. Ahmasi Harris, and Marcos Dantus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10939-10944 (2006)

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Characterization and pulse shaping of octave spanning femtosecond lasers poses a significant challenge. We have constructed a grating-based pulse shaper for an ultra-broad-bandwidth (620–1020 nm) femtosecond laser, and used it to compensate the phase distortions of the laser, spatial-light modulator and optics within 0.1 rad accuracy accross the entire bandwidth using Multiphoton Intrapulse Interference Phase Scan (MIIPS) without a precompressor. The compensated transform limited pulses generated a second harmonic spectrum with a 12,260 cm-1 spectral width. Binary phase modulation was introduced by this pulse shaping system to demonstrate high resolution control of the second harmonic generation spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Bingwei Xu, Yves Coello, Vadim V. Lozovoy, D. Ahmasi Harris, and Marcos Dantus, "Pulse shaping of octave spanning femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 14, 10939-10944 (2006)

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