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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2008
  • pp: 803–805

Generation of polarization-shaped ultraviolet femtosecond pulses

Reimer Selle, Patrick Nuernberger, Florian Langhojer, Frank Dimler, Susanne Fechner, Gustav Gerber, and Tobias Brixner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 8, pp. 803-805 (2008)

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We experimentally demonstrate the generation and characterization of polarization-shaped femtosecond laser pulses in the ultraviolet at a central wavelength of 400 nm . Near-infrared laser pulses are first polarization shaped and then frequency doubled in an interferometrically stable setup that employs two perpendicularly oriented nonlinear crystals. A new pulse shaper design involving volume phase holographic gratings reduces losses and hence leads to an increase in pulse energy.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2008
Published: April 9, 2008

Reimer Selle, Patrick Nuernberger, Florian Langhojer, Frank Dimler, Susanne Fechner, Gustav Gerber, and Tobias Brixner, "Generation of polarization-shaped ultraviolet femtosecond pulses," Opt. Lett. 33, 803-805 (2008)

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