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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23082–23087

Direct measurement of group delay dispersion in metamagnetics for ultrafast pulse shaping

Dean P. Brown, Mark A. Walker, Augustine M. Urbas, Alexander V. Kildishev, Shumin Xiao, and Vladimir P. Drachev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23082-23087 (2012)

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In this paper, we explore the use of magnetic resonant metamaterials, so called metamagnetics, as dispersive elements for optical pulse shaping. We measure both positive and negative group delay dispersion (GDD) values in a metamagnetic material using the multiphoton interference phase scan (MIIPS) technique and show pulse temporal profiles numerically. The results are compared with finite element models. These GDD properties of metamagnetics, along with previously shown tunability and loss control with gain media, enable their use in ultrashort pulse optical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012

Dean P. Brown, Mark A. Walker, Augustine M. Urbas, Alexander V. Kildishev, Shumin Xiao, and Vladimir P. Drachev, "Direct measurement of group delay dispersion in metamagnetics for ultrafast pulse shaping," Opt. Express 20, 23082-23087 (2012)

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