OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 631–633

Full control of the spectral polarization of ultrashort pulses

Lea Polachek, Dan Oron, and Yaron Silberberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 631-633 (2006)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (139 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



The spectral polarization of an ultrashort pulse is fully controlled by a novel pulse shaper design, including three liquid-crystal spatial light modulator arrays at three different orientations. The added degree of controllability permits generation of previously unattainable pulse shapes, with possible applications in multidimensional spectroscopy, coherent control, and ultrafast polarization gating.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2005

Lea Polachek, Dan Oron, and Yaron Silberberg, "Full control of the spectral polarization of ultrashort pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 631-633 (2006)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Nature 406, 164 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000). [CrossRef]
  4. T. Brixner and G. Gerber, Opt. Lett. 26, 557 (2001). [CrossRef]
  5. T. Brixner, G. Krampert, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Appl. Phys. B 74, S133 (2002). [CrossRef]
  6. Y. Silberberg, Nature 430, 624 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. D. Oron, N. Dudovich, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 213902 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. N. Dudovich, D. Oron, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 103003 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. T. Brixner, G. Krampert, T. Pfeifer, R. Selle, G. Gerber, M. Wollenhaupt, O. Graefe, C. Horn, D. Liese, and T. Baumert, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 208301 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. T. Suzuki, S. Minemoto, T. Kanai, and H. Sakai, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 133005 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. M. D. Levenson, Introduction to Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy (Academic, 1982) p. 136.
  12. J. Karczmarek, J. Wright, P. Corkum, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3420 (1999). [CrossRef]
  13. M. Ivanov, P. B. Corkum, T. Zuo, and A. Bandrauk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2933 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. A. Zair, O. Tcherbakoff, E. Mevel, E. Constant, R. Lopez-Martens, J. Mauritsson, P. Johnsson, and A. L'Huilier, Appl. Phys. B 78, 869 (2004). [CrossRef]
  15. B. Shan, S. Ghimire, and Z. Chang, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 277 (2005). [CrossRef]
  16. We verified experimentally that the contribution to the second-harmonic generation from vertically polarized light was suppressed by a factor of more than 3.5 orders of magnitude relative to that from horizontally polarized light.
  17. R. Judson and H. Rabitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1500 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. C. Z. Bisgaard, M. D. Poulsen, E. Peronne, S. S. Viftrup, and H. Stapelfeldt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 173004 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. J. G. Underwood, B. J. Sussman, and A. Stolow, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 143002 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. N. Dudovich, D. Oron, and Y. Silberberg, Nature 418, 512 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. P. Tian, D. Keusters, Y. Suzaki, and W. S. Warren, Science 300, 1553 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, G. Krampert, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 878 (2003). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited