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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1047–1049

Generation of high-fidelity programmable ultrafast optical waveforms

Marc M. Wefers and Keith A. Nelson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 1047-1049 (1995)

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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)

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