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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 4372–4377

Shaping a femtosecond pulse with a programmable thermo-optically driven phase modulator

F. M. Reinert, M. Ninck, W. Lüthy, and T. Feurer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4372-4377 (2007)

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A femtosecond pulse shaping apparatus based on a thermo-optically driven spatial phase modulator is presented. The modulator cell is illuminated by a standard projector and is easily controllable with a computer. In principle the setup allows for two dimensional pulse shaping, however, all initial demonstrations reported here, such as feedback controlled dispersion compensation or pulse train generation, are performed in a one dimensional phase-only shaping geometry.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

F. M. Reinert, M. Ninck, W. Lüthy, and T. Feurer, "Shaping a femtosecond pulse with a programmable thermo-optically driven phase modulator," Opt. Express 15, 4372-4377 (2007)

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