Abstract

We describe a programmable spectral-phase, pulse-shaping system for femtosecond pulses based on a deformable membrane mirror. Accurate spectral phase design as well as pulse intensity modulation was achieved with direct control of the mirror surface by use of a negative-feedback, mirror-surface control mode. Convergence to the chosen spectral-phase design was typically achieved within several seconds. The pulses were measured with a real-time, second-harmonic-generation, frequency-resolved optical gating system.

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J. Garduño-Mejía, E. Ramsay, A. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid, “Real-time femtosecond optical pulse measurement using a video-rate, frequency-resolved optical gating system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3624–3627 (2003).

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2002 (1)

2001 (1)

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2000 (3)

1999 (4)

1998 (3)

1997 (2)

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

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1982 (1)

Anderson, Matthew E.

Backus, S.

Bergt, M.

M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Controlling the femtochemistry of Fe(CO)5,” J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 10381–10387 (1999).

Blanchard, P. M.

Brixner, T.

T. Brixner, A. Oehrlein, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Feedback-controlled femtosecond pulse shaping,” Appl. Phys. B 70, S119–S124 (2000).

M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Controlling the femtochemistry of Fe(CO)5,” J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 10381–10387 (1999).

Bromage, Jake

Cheng, Z.

DeLong, K. W.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

Dorrer, C.

Fisher, D. J.

Fittinghoff, D.

Fittinghoff, D. N.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

Frey, S.

D. Zeidler, S. Frey, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Evolutionary algorithms and their application to optimal control studies,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023420 (2001).

Garduño-Mejía, J.

J. Garduño-Mejía, E. Ramsay, A. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid, “Real-time femtosecond optical pulse measurement using a video-rate, frequency-resolved optical gating system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3624–3627 (2003).

J. Garduño-Mejía, A. H. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid, “Designer femtosecond pulses using adaptive optics,” Opt. Express 11, 2030–2040 (2003).

Gerber, G.

T. Brixner, A. Oehrlein, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Feedback-controlled femtosecond pulse shaping,” Appl. Phys. B 70, S119–S124 (2000).

M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Controlling the femtochemistry of Fe(CO)5,” J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 10381–10387 (1999).

Greenaway, A.

J. Garduño-Mejía, E. Ramsay, A. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid, “Real-time femtosecond optical pulse measurement using a video-rate, frequency-resolved optical gating system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3624–3627 (2003).

Greenaway, A. H.

Guo, T.

Iaconis, C.

Iaconis, Chris

Ina, H.

Kane, D. J.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

Kannari, F.

Kapteyn, H.

Kiefer, B.

M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Controlling the femtochemistry of Fe(CO)5,” J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 10381–10387 (1999).

Kobayashi, S.

Kompa, K. L.

D. Zeidler, S. Frey, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Evolutionary algorithms and their application to optimal control studies,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023420 (2001).

Krumbugel, M. A.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

Laude, V.

Leaird, D. E.

A. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, “Programmable shaping of femtosecond optical pulses by use of 128-element liquid crystal phase modulator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908–920 (1992).

Maginnis, K.

Meshulach, D.

Motzkus, M.

D. Zeidler, S. Frey, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Evolutionary algorithms and their application to optimal control studies,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023420 (2001).

Mourou, G.

Murnane, M.

Oehrlein, A.

T. Brixner, A. Oehrlein, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Feedback-controlled femtosecond pulse shaping,” Appl. Phys. B 70, S119–S124 (2000).

Ohno, K.

Patel, J. S.

A. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, “Programmable shaping of femtosecond optical pulses by use of 128-element liquid crystal phase modulator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908–920 (1992).

Ramsay, E.

J. Garduño-Mejía, E. Ramsay, A. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid, “Real-time femtosecond optical pulse measurement using a video-rate, frequency-resolved optical gating system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3624–3627 (2003).

Reid, D. T.

J. Garduño-Mejía, E. Ramsay, A. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid, “Real-time femtosecond optical pulse measurement using a video-rate, frequency-resolved optical gating system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3624–3627 (2003).

J. Garduño-Mejía, A. H. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid, “Designer femtosecond pulses using adaptive optics,” Opt. Express 11, 2030–2040 (2003).

Richman, B. A.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

Russek, U.

Salin, F.

Shuman, Timothy M.

Silberberg, Y.

Spielmann, Ch.

Strehle, M.

T. Brixner, A. Oehrlein, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Feedback-controlled femtosecond pulse shaping,” Appl. Phys. B 70, S119–S124 (2000).

M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Controlling the femtochemistry of Fe(CO)5,” J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 10381–10387 (1999).

Sweetser, J. N.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

Takeda, M.

Tanabe, T.

Toth, C.

Tournois, P.

Trebino, R.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

Vdovin, G.

Verluise, F.

Walker, B. C.

Walmsley, I. A.

Walmsley, Ian A.

Waxer, Lean

Weiner, A.

A. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, “Programmable shaping of femtosecond optical pulses by use of 128-element liquid crystal phase modulator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908–920 (1992).

Woods, S. C.

Wullert, J. R.

A. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, “Programmable shaping of femtosecond optical pulses by use of 128-element liquid crystal phase modulator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908–920 (1992).

Yelin, D.

Zeek, E.

Zeidler, D.

D. Zeidler, S. Frey, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Evolutionary algorithms and their application to optimal control studies,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023420 (2001).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

T. Brixner, A. Oehrlein, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Feedback-controlled femtosecond pulse shaping,” Appl. Phys. B 70, S119–S124 (2000).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, “Programmable shaping of femtosecond optical pulses by use of 128-element liquid crystal phase modulator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908–920 (1992).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (4)

J. Phys. Chem. A (1)

M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Controlling the femtochemistry of Fe(CO)5,” J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 10381–10387 (1999).

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

D. Zeidler, S. Frey, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Evolutionary algorithms and their application to optimal control studies,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023420 (2001).

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (2)

J. Garduño-Mejía, E. Ramsay, A. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid, “Real-time femtosecond optical pulse measurement using a video-rate, frequency-resolved optical gating system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3624–3627 (2003).

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, “Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277–3295 (1997).

Other (5)

Ultrafast Optics Group, Heriot-Watt University, http://www.phy.hw.ac.uk/resrev/ufast.

J. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics, 1st ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968).

G. W. Stewart, Introduction to Matrix Computations, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Series (Academic, New York, 1973).

W. H. Press, S. A. Teukolski, W. T. Vetterling, and B. P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in C, 2nd ed. (Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, 1997).

OKO Technologies, P.O. Box 2600 AN Delft, The Netherlands.

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