Abstract

We present a method for generating predetermined ultrashort phase-, amplitude-, and polarization-shaped laser pulses at the distal end of a standard silica single-mode fiber. The properties of the fiber are analyzed and included in the shaping procedure. We demonstrate the generation of parametrically shaped pulse sequences consisting of subpulses, which are controlled in their intuitive parameters energy, distance in time, phase, chirp, and state of polarization. A series of experimentally measured double- and triple-pulse sequences demonstrates the capability of this method. Further, the impact of mechanical distortion of the fiber is investigated.

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