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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 17, 2006
  • pp: 3433–3442

Adaptive spatial control of fiber modes and their excitation for high-harmonic generation

D. Walter, T. Pfeifer, C. Winterfeldt, R. Kemmer, R. Spitzenpfeil, G. Gerber, and C. Spielmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3433-3442 (2006)

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We present the control of high-harmonic generation (HHG) in hollow fibers using adaptive pulse shaping techniques. The shaping capabilities of our spatial light modulator (SLM) are demonstrated by the excitation of specific fiber modes inside a hollow fiber with a helium-neon laser. Afterwards spatially shaped ultrashort pulses are used to generate phase-matched high-harmonic radiation in a fiber. We show that by controlling the mode structure, we can manipulate the spatial and spectral properties of the generated harmonics.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

D. Walter, T. Pfeifer, C. Winterfeldt, R. Kemmer, R. Spitzenpfeil, G. Gerber, and C. Spielmann, "Adaptive spatial control of fiber modes and their excitation for high-harmonic generation," Opt. Express 14, 3433-3442 (2006)

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