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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Aug. 13, 2001
  • pp: 191–199

Iterative Fourier transform algorithm for phase-only pulse shaping

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, and T. Feurer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 191-199 (2001)

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We demonstrate the adaptation of an iterative Fourier transform algorithm for the calculation of theoretical spectral phase functions required for pulse shaping applications. The algorithm is used to determine the phase functions necessary for the generation of different temporal intensity profiles. The performance of the algorithm is compared to two exemplary standard approaches. i.e. a Genetic Algorithm and a combination of a Simplex Downhill and a Simulated Annealing algorithm. It is shown that the iterative Fourier transform algorithm converges much faster than both alternative methods.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2001
Published: August 13, 2001

Martin Hacker, G. Stobrawa, and Thomas Feurer, "Iterative Fourier transform algorithm for phase-only pulse shaping," Opt. Express 9, 191-199 (2001)

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