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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 18025–18032

Complete polarization state control of ultrafast laser pulses with a single linear spatial light modulator

Omid Masihzadeh, Philip Schlup, and Randy A. Bartels  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 18025-18032 (2007)

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Shaping of the phase, amplitude, and polarization state of an ultrashort pulse is demonstrated using a novel arrangement of a single, linear, high-resolution liquid crystal array. Orthogonal polarization components, separated by a Wollaston prism, are manipulated independently and re-combined in a near-common path, common-optic geometry.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2007
Published: December 18, 2007

Omid Masihzadeh, Philip Schlup, and Randy A. Bartels, "Complete polarization state control of ultrafast laser pulses with a single linear spatial light modulator," Opt. Express 15, 18025-18032 (2007)

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