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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1996–1998

Manipulation of spatiotemporal photon distribution via chromatic aberration

Yuelin Li and Sergey Chemerisov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 17, pp. 1996-1998 (2008)

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We demonstrate a spatiotemporal laser-pulse-shaping scheme that exploits the chromatic aberration in a dispersive lens. This normally harmful effect transforms the phase modulation into a beam-size modulation at the focal plane. In combination with the intricate diffraction effect via beam apodization, this method provides a spatiotemporal control of photon distribution with an accuracy of diffraction limit on a time scale of femtoseconds.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2008
Published: August 28, 2008

Yuelin Li and Sergey Chemerisov, "Manipulation of spatiotemporal photon distribution via chromatic aberration," Opt. Lett. 33, 1996-1998 (2008)

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