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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2002
  • pp: 652–654

Multidimensional control of femtosecond pulses by use of a programmable liquid-crystal matrix

T. Feurer, Joshua C. Vaughan, Richard M. Koehl, and Keith A. Nelson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 652-654 (2002)

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We report the automated generation of high-fidelity spatiotemporally shaped femtosecond pulses by use of an optically addressed, two-dimensional liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. A single input pulse was divided into many independent regions, and each region was shaped temporally. By changing the imaging geometry we accomplished either real-space or wave-vector shaping.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

T. Feurer, Joshua C. Vaughan, Richard M. Koehl, and Keith A. Nelson, "Multidimensional control of femtosecond pulses by use of a programmable liquid-crystal matrix," Opt. Lett. 27, 652-654 (2002)

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