Abstract

An optical pulse-shaping system using an electro-optic modulator driven by an aperture-coupled-stripline (ACSL) electrical-waveform generator has been developed. The ACSL electrical-waveform generator consists of two electrical striplines stacked and coupled through an aperture layer. By changing the aperture layer, the pulse-shaping system is capable of producing arbitrarily shaped optical pulses with 100-ps structure over a 1- to 5-ns pulse envelope.

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2000

M. D. Skeldon, “A high-bandwidth electrical-waveform generator based on an aperture-coupled stripline,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 71, 3559–3566 (2000).

1999

M. D. Skeldon, A. V. Okishev, R. L. Keck, W. D. Seka, and S. A. Letzring, “An optical pulse-shaping system based on aperture-coupled stripline for OMEGA pulse-shaping Applications,” in Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, W. H. Lowdermilk, ed., Proc. SPIE 3492, 131–135 (1999).

1997

A. Okishev and W. Seka, “Diode-pumped Nd:YLF master oscillator for the 30-kJ (UV), 60-beam OMEGA laser facility,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 59–63 (1997).

1995

A. M. Weiner, “Femtosecond optical pulse shaping and processing,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161–237 (1995).

1993

S. Skupsky, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Letzring, and Y.-H. Chuang, “Laser-beam pulse shaping using spectral beam deflection,” J. Appl. Phys. 73, 2678–2685 (1993).

R. B. Wilcox, W. C. Behrendt, D. F. Browning, D. R. Speck and B. M. Van Wonterghem, “Fusion laser oscillator and pulse forming system using integrated optics,” in Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, H. T. Powell and T. J. Kessler, eds., Proc. SPIE 1870, 53–63 (1993).

1990

S. C. Burkhart and R. B. Wilcox, “Arbitrary pulse shape synthesis via nonuniform transmission lines,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 38, 1514–1518 (1990).

1988

1987

Behrendt, W. C.

R. B. Wilcox, W. C. Behrendt, D. F. Browning, D. R. Speck and B. M. Van Wonterghem, “Fusion laser oscillator and pulse forming system using integrated optics,” in Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, H. T. Powell and T. J. Kessler, eds., Proc. SPIE 1870, 53–63 (1993).

Browning, D. F.

R. B. Wilcox, W. C. Behrendt, D. F. Browning, D. R. Speck and B. M. Van Wonterghem, “Fusion laser oscillator and pulse forming system using integrated optics,” in Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, H. T. Powell and T. J. Kessler, eds., Proc. SPIE 1870, 53–63 (1993).

Burkhart, S. C.

S. C. Burkhart and R. B. Wilcox, “Arbitrary pulse shape synthesis via nonuniform transmission lines,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 38, 1514–1518 (1990).

Chuang, Y.-H.

S. Skupsky, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Letzring, and Y.-H. Chuang, “Laser-beam pulse shaping using spectral beam deflection,” J. Appl. Phys. 73, 2678–2685 (1993).

Haner, M.

Heritage, J. P.

Keck, R. L.

M. D. Skeldon, A. V. Okishev, R. L. Keck, W. D. Seka, and S. A. Letzring, “An optical pulse-shaping system based on aperture-coupled stripline for OMEGA pulse-shaping Applications,” in Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, W. H. Lowdermilk, ed., Proc. SPIE 3492, 131–135 (1999).

Kessler, T. J.

S. Skupsky, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Letzring, and Y.-H. Chuang, “Laser-beam pulse shaping using spectral beam deflection,” J. Appl. Phys. 73, 2678–2685 (1993).

Kirschner, E. M.

Letzring, S. A.

M. D. Skeldon, A. V. Okishev, R. L. Keck, W. D. Seka, and S. A. Letzring, “An optical pulse-shaping system based on aperture-coupled stripline for OMEGA pulse-shaping Applications,” in Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, W. H. Lowdermilk, ed., Proc. SPIE 3492, 131–135 (1999).

S. Skupsky, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Letzring, and Y.-H. Chuang, “Laser-beam pulse shaping using spectral beam deflection,” J. Appl. Phys. 73, 2678–2685 (1993).

Okishev, A.

A. Okishev and W. Seka, “Diode-pumped Nd:YLF master oscillator for the 30-kJ (UV), 60-beam OMEGA laser facility,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 59–63 (1997).

Okishev, A. V.

M. D. Skeldon, A. V. Okishev, R. L. Keck, W. D. Seka, and S. A. Letzring, “An optical pulse-shaping system based on aperture-coupled stripline for OMEGA pulse-shaping Applications,” in Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, W. H. Lowdermilk, ed., Proc. SPIE 3492, 131–135 (1999).

Seka, W.

A. Okishev and W. Seka, “Diode-pumped Nd:YLF master oscillator for the 30-kJ (UV), 60-beam OMEGA laser facility,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 59–63 (1997).

Seka, W. D.

M. D. Skeldon, A. V. Okishev, R. L. Keck, W. D. Seka, and S. A. Letzring, “An optical pulse-shaping system based on aperture-coupled stripline for OMEGA pulse-shaping Applications,” in Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, W. H. Lowdermilk, ed., Proc. SPIE 3492, 131–135 (1999).

Skeldon, M. D.

M. D. Skeldon, “A high-bandwidth electrical-waveform generator based on an aperture-coupled stripline,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 71, 3559–3566 (2000).

M. D. Skeldon, A. V. Okishev, R. L. Keck, W. D. Seka, and S. A. Letzring, “An optical pulse-shaping system based on aperture-coupled stripline for OMEGA pulse-shaping Applications,” in Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, W. H. Lowdermilk, ed., Proc. SPIE 3492, 131–135 (1999).

Skupsky, S.

S. Skupsky, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Letzring, and Y.-H. Chuang, “Laser-beam pulse shaping using spectral beam deflection,” J. Appl. Phys. 73, 2678–2685 (1993).

Speck, D. R.

R. B. Wilcox, W. C. Behrendt, D. F. Browning, D. R. Speck and B. M. Van Wonterghem, “Fusion laser oscillator and pulse forming system using integrated optics,” in Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, H. T. Powell and T. J. Kessler, eds., Proc. SPIE 1870, 53–63 (1993).

Van Wonterghem, B. M.

R. B. Wilcox, W. C. Behrendt, D. F. Browning, D. R. Speck and B. M. Van Wonterghem, “Fusion laser oscillator and pulse forming system using integrated optics,” in Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, H. T. Powell and T. J. Kessler, eds., Proc. SPIE 1870, 53–63 (1993).

Warren, W. S.

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, “Femtosecond optical pulse shaping and processing,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161–237 (1995).

A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, and E. M. Kirschner, “High-resolution femtosecond pulse shaping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1563–1572 (1988).

Wilcox, R. B.

R. B. Wilcox, W. C. Behrendt, D. F. Browning, D. R. Speck and B. M. Van Wonterghem, “Fusion laser oscillator and pulse forming system using integrated optics,” in Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, H. T. Powell and T. J. Kessler, eds., Proc. SPIE 1870, 53–63 (1993).

S. C. Burkhart and R. B. Wilcox, “Arbitrary pulse shape synthesis via nonuniform transmission lines,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 38, 1514–1518 (1990).

Appl. Opt.

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

A. Okishev and W. Seka, “Diode-pumped Nd:YLF master oscillator for the 30-kJ (UV), 60-beam OMEGA laser facility,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 59–63 (1997).

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech.

S. C. Burkhart and R. B. Wilcox, “Arbitrary pulse shape synthesis via nonuniform transmission lines,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 38, 1514–1518 (1990).

J. Appl. Phys.

S. Skupsky, T. J. Kessler, S. A. Letzring, and Y.-H. Chuang, “Laser-beam pulse shaping using spectral beam deflection,” J. Appl. Phys. 73, 2678–2685 (1993).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Proc. SPIE

M. D. Skeldon, A. V. Okishev, R. L. Keck, W. D. Seka, and S. A. Letzring, “An optical pulse-shaping system based on aperture-coupled stripline for OMEGA pulse-shaping Applications,” in Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, W. H. Lowdermilk, ed., Proc. SPIE 3492, 131–135 (1999).

R. B. Wilcox, W. C. Behrendt, D. F. Browning, D. R. Speck and B. M. Van Wonterghem, “Fusion laser oscillator and pulse forming system using integrated optics,” in Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, H. T. Powell and T. J. Kessler, eds., Proc. SPIE 1870, 53–63 (1993).

Prog. Quantum Electron.

A. M. Weiner, “Femtosecond optical pulse shaping and processing,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161–237 (1995).

Rev. Sci. Inst.

M. D. Skeldon, “A high-bandwidth electrical-waveform generator based on an aperture-coupled stripline,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 71, 3559–3566 (2000).

Other

Modulator technical data are available at http://www.crisel-instruments.it.

M. D. Skeldon and S. A. Letzring, “Pulse shaping system,” U.S. patent 5, 886, 808 (March 23, 1999).

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