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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Nov. 9, 1998
  • pp: 366–375

Ultrafast pulse shaping: amplification and characterization

M.R. Fetterman, D. Goswami, D. Keusters, W. Yang, J.-K. Rhee, and W.S. Warren  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp. 366-375 (1998)

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We demonstrate high-resolution amplified pulse shaping using an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) at a center-wavelength of 795nm. The output pulses have energy of 200μJ/pulse and a transform-limited pulsewidth of 150fs. A spectral modulation of over 40 features is achieved in a single pulse. We characterize the pulses using the STRUT (Spectrally and Temporally Resolved Upconversion Technique). Using predistortion techniques, we demonstrate that the pulses can be shaped in amplitude and phase. We create a complex pulse shape with hyperbolic secant amplitude and hyperbolic tangent frequency sweep, which is useful for applications in adiabatic rapid passage experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 28, 1998
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 1998
Published: November 9, 1998

Matthew Fetterman, Debabrata Goswami, Dorine Keusters, Weiguo Yang, June-Koo Rhee, and Warren Warren, "Ultrafast pulse shaping: amplification and characterization," Opt. Express 3, 366-375 (1998)

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