Simultaneous temporal and spatial shaping of ultrashort optical pulses is demonstrated. A two-dimensional mask pattern is used to filter spatially separated frequency components along one coordinate and to impart a shaped spatial (or wave-vector) profile along the perpendicular coordinate, yielding a spatially and temporally coherent output waveform. As an example, a single input pulse is transformed into 11 spatially separated output beams, each with an independently specified temporal profile.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 1, 1996
Published: May 15, 1996
Marc M. Wefers, Andrew M. Weiner, and Keith A. Nelson, "Multidimensional shaping of ultrafast optical waveforms," Opt. Lett. 21, 746-748 (1996)