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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 535–537

Diffractive pulse shaper for arbitrary waveform generation

Omel Mendoza-Yero, Gladys Mínguez-Vega, Jesús Lancis, and Vicent Climent  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 535-537 (2010)

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We propose an all-diffractive pulse shaper for arbitrary waveform generation in the femtosecond regime. This optical device improves in several aspects the performance of our previous quasi-direct pulse shaper reported in Mínguez-Vega et al. [ Opt. Express 16, 16993 (2008) ]. In the present implementation, by using grayscale masks we can achieve arbitrary temporal waveforms. Additionally, the holographic reconstruction of the above masks by means of phase holograms allows for a high-efficiency shaping process. The behavior of the pulse shaper is tested by numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: February 10, 2010

Omel Mendoza-Yero, Gladys Mínguez-Vega, Jesús Lancis, and Vicent Climent, "Diffractive pulse shaper for arbitrary waveform generation," Opt. Lett. 35, 535-537 (2010)

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