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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 973–987

Tailoring a coherent control solution landscape by linear transforms of spectral phase basis

Peter van der Walle, Herman Offerhaus, Jennifer Herek, and Aliakbar Jafarpour  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 973-987 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.000973


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Abstract

Finding an optimal phase pattern in a multidimensional solution landscape becomes easier and faster if local optima are suppressed and contour lines are tailored towards closed convex patterns. Using wideband second harmonic generation as a coherent control test case, we show that a linear combination of spectral phase basis functions can result in such improvements and also in separable phase terms, each of which can be found independently. The improved shapes are attributed to a suppressed nonlinear shear, changing the relative orientation of contour lines. The first order approximation of the process shows a simple relation between input and output phase profiles, useful for pulse shaping at ultraviolet wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2009
Published: January 7, 2010

Citation
Peter van der Walle, Herman Offerhaus, Jennifer Herek, and Aliakbar Jafarpour, "Tailoring a coherent control solution landscape by linear transforms of spectral phase basis," Opt. Express 18, 973-987 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-2-973


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