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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1154–1156

Reconfigurable wavefront sensor for ultrashort pulses

Martin Bock, Susanta Kumar Das, Carsten Fischer, Michael Diehl, Peter Börner, and Ruediger Grunwald  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 7, pp. 1154-1156 (2012)

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A highly flexible Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensor for ultrashort pulse diagnostics is presented. The temporal system performance is studied in detail. Reflective operation is enabled by programming tilt-tolerant microaxicons into a liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator. Nearly undistorted pulse transfer is obtained by generating nondiffracting needle beams as subbeams. Reproducible wavefront analysis and spatially resolved second-order autocorrelation are demonstrated at incident angles up to 50° and pulse durations down to 6 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2012
Published: March 22, 2012

Martin Bock, Susanta Kumar Das, Carsten Fischer, Michael Diehl, Peter Börner, and Ruediger Grunwald, "Reconfigurable wavefront sensor for ultrashort pulses," Opt. Lett. 37, 1154-1156 (2012)

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