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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 11878–11887

Femtosecond pulse shaping in two dimensions: Towards higher complexity optical waveforms.

V.R. Supradeepa, Chen-Bin Huang, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 11878-11887 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011878


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Abstract

We demonstrate a new Fourier pulse shaping apparatus capable of achieving simultaneous high resolution and broad bandwidth operation by dispersing frequency components in a two dimensional geometry through simultaneous use of a high resolution and a broad bandwidth spectral disperser. We show experimental results which demonstrate significant improvements in achievable waveform complexity (number of controllable temporal/spectral features). We also demonstrate experiments of line-by-line pulse shaping with optical frequency combs. In this regime our configuration would allow significant enhancement of the number of controllable spectral lines which may further enhance recently demonstrated massively parallel approaches to spectroscopic sensing using frequency combs.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2008
Published: July 24, 2008

Citation
V. R. Supradeepa, Chen-Bin Huang, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Femtosecond pulse shaping in two dimensions: Towards higher complexity optical waveforms," Opt. Express 16, 11878-11887 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-16-11878


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