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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17410–17419

Few-cycle femtosecond field synthesizer

Stefan Rausch, Thomas Binhammer, Anne Harth, Franz X. Kärtner, and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17410-17419 (2008)

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We report on an optical field synthesizer consisting of a CEO-phase stabilized octave-spanning Ti:sapphire laser oscillator, a double-LCD prism-based pulse shaper, and a SPIDER pulse characterization apparatus. This field synthesizer allows for generating pulses with durations as short as 3.6 fs and enables to control the electric field on a sub-cycle scale. Within the limits of the ultrabroad spectrum arbitrary spectral and temporal pulse shapes and pulse sequences can be realized. Together with the ability to stabilize the pulses with respect to their CEO-phase, this system forms a versatile tool for coherent control experiments of field sensitive processes and precision spectroscopy.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2008
Published: October 15, 2008

Stefan Rausch, Thomas Binhammer, Anne Harth, Franz X. Krtner, and Uwe Morgner, "Few-cycle femtosecond field synthesizer," Opt. Express 16, 17410-17419 (2008)

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