We report advances in the generation of ultrafast optical waveforms with programmable time-dependent amplitude and temporal phase profiles. Two liquid-crystal spatial light modulators are employed in a novel arrangement to permit the generation of programmable ultrashort waveforms with exceptional versatility and fidelity. We also demonstrate ultrafast waveform generation in which the time-dependent polarization profile is controlled.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 22, 1994
Published: May 1, 1995
Marc M. Wefers and Keith A. Nelson, "Generation of high-fidelity programmable ultrafast optical waveforms," Opt. Lett. 20, 1047-1049 (1995)