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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1314–1328

Analysis of replica pulses in femtosecond pulse shaping with pixelated devices

Joshua C. Vaughan, T. Feurer, Katherine W. Stone, and Keith A. Nelson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 1314-1328 (2006)

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We present a detailed analysis of commonly encountered waveform distortions in femtosecond pulse shaping with pixelated devices, including the effects of discrete sampling, pixel gaps, smooth pixel boundaries, and nonlinear dispersion of the laser spectrum. Experimental and simulated measurements are used to illustrate the effects. The results suggest strategies for reduction of some classes of distortions.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2006
Published: February 6, 2006

Joshua Vaughan, T. Feurer, Katherine Stone, and Keith Nelson, "Analysis of replica pulses in femtosecond pulse shaping with pixelated devices," Opt. Express 14, 1314-1328 (2006)

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