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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1485–1488

Pulse shaping in the mid-infrared by a deformable mirror

Andrea Cartella, Stefano Bonora, Michael Först, Giulio Cerullo, Andrea Cavalleri, and Cristian Manzoni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1485-1488 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001485


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Abstract

We present a pulse-shaping scheme operating in the mid-infrared (MIR) wavelength range up to 20 μm. The spectral phase is controlled by a specially designed large stroke 32-actuator deformable mirror in a grating-based 4f configuration. We demonstrate the shaper capability of compressing the MIR pulses, imparting parabolic and third-order spectral phases and splitting the spectral content to create two independent pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2014
Published: March 11, 2014

Citation
Andrea Cartella, Stefano Bonora, Michael Först, Giulio Cerullo, Andrea Cavalleri, and Cristian Manzoni, "Pulse shaping in the mid-infrared by a deformable mirror," Opt. Lett. 39, 1485-1488 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-6-1485


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