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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 17119–17130

Ultrashort laser pulse splitting upon resonant reflection on a mirror-based waveguide grating

David Pietroy, Manuel Flury, Olivier Parriaux, Carl Liebig, Razvan Stoian, and Etienne Quesnel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 17119-17130 (2008)

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A resonant waveguide grating based on a high reflectivity mirror causes a 2π phaseshift of adjustable slope in the spectrum of an ultrashort light pulse, giving rise to a controllable, lossless temporal pulse splitting. This monolithic phase shifter can simply be placed on the path of the beam as a mirror. A functional element was designed and fabricated. Temporal splitting of a femtosecond laser pulse is experimentally demonstrated. The possibility of obtaining variable delay between subpulses is theoretically discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2008
Published: October 10, 2008

David Pietroy, Manuel Flury, Olivier Parriaux, Carl Liebig, Razvan Stoian, and Etienne Quesnel, "Ultrashort laser pulse splitting upon resonant reflection on a mirror-based waveguide grating," Opt. Express 16, 17119-17130 (2008)

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