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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4072–4074

Influence of finite spatial resolution on single- and double-pass femtosecond pulse shapers

Franziska Frei, Reto Bloch, and Thomas Feurer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 4072-4074 (2010)

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We investigate the influence of the finite spatial resolution of a typical 4 f pulse-shaping setup in a single- and double-pass configuration on the shaped waveforms. Specifically, we calculate and measure the space-frequency distribution at the focal plane of a lens following the shaping setup and show that steep amplitude or phase jumps, as they appear with pixelated spatial light modulators, are affected by a finite spatial resolution.

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010

Franziska Frei, Reto Bloch, and Thomas Feurer, "Influence of finite spatial resolution on single- and double-pass femtosecond pulse shapers," Opt. Lett. 35, 4072-4074 (2010)

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