Abstract

We present the generation of amplitude-, phase-, and polarization-controlled femtosecond laser pulses tunable in the ultraviolet (UV) between 305nm and 370nm by nonlinear optical methods. Two delayed sets of individually amplitude- and phase-shaped pulse profiles in the visible are transferred into the UV via two independent sum-frequency generation (SFG) processes in two perpendicular oriented nonlinear crystals. The two resulting shaped UV light fields of orthogonal polarizations are temporally recombined via a birefringent material. Common-path geometry throughout the entire setup is ensured for interferometric phase stability. Examples for polarization pulse shaping around 360nm are demonstrated with emphasis on the creation of interferometrically stable polarization-controlled optical pulse trains.

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2010 (2)

A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, “A newcomer’s guide to ultrashort pulse shaping and characterization,” J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. T. Seidel, S. Yan, and H.-S. Tan, “Mid-infrared polarization pulse shaping by parametric transfer,” Opt. Lett. 35, 478–480(2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (5)

D. S. N. Parker, A. D. G. Nunn, R. S. Minns, and H. H. Fielding, “Frequency doubling and Fourier domain shaping the output of a femtosecond optical parametric amplifier: easy access to tunable femtosecond pulse shapes in the deep ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 181–186 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Kupka, P. Schlup, and R. A. Bartels, “Simplified ultrafast pulse shaper for tailored polarization states using a birefringent prism,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 053110 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. B. Strasfeld, C. T. Middleton, and M. T. Zanni, “Mode selectivity with polarization shaping in the mid-IR,” New J. Phys. 11, 105046 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-H. Tseng, S. Matsika, and T. C. Weinacht, “Two-dimensional ultrafast Fourier transform spectroscopy in the deep ultraviolet,” Opt. Express 17, 18788–18793 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (5)

2007 (7)

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, R. Selle, S. Fechner, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Generation of shaped ultraviolet pulses at the third harmonic of titanium-sapphire femtosecond laser radiation,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 519–526 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Ninck, A. Galler, T. Feurer, and T. Brixner, “Programmable common-path vector field synthesizer for femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 3379–3381 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Plewicki, S. M. Weber, F. Weise, and A. Lindinger, “Independent control over the amplitude, phase, and polarization of femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 259–263 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Schlup, J. Wilson, K. Hartinger, and R. A. Bartels, “Dispersion balancing of variable-delay monolithic pulse splitters,” Appl. Opt. 46, 5967–5973 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Masihzadeh, P. Schlup, and R. A. Bartels, “Complete polarization control of ultrafast laser pulses with a single linear spatial light modulator,” Opt. Express 15, 18025–18032 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Weise, S. M. Weber, M. Plewicki, and A. Lindinger, “Application of phase, amplitude, and polarization shaped pulses for optimal control on molecules,” Chem. Phys. 332, 313–317(2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

M. Roth, M. Mehendale, A. Bartelt, and H. Rabitz, “Acousto-optical shaping of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 80, 441–444 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, “Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 711–714 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Tian, D. Keusters, Y. Suzaki, and W. S. Warren, “Femtosecond phase-coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy,” Science 300, 1553–1555 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (2)

2001 (2)

M. T. Zanni, N.-H. Ge, Y. S. Kim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, “Two-dimensional IR spectroscopy can be designed to eliminate the diagonal peaks and expose only the crosspeaks needed for structure determination,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98, 11265–11270 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Hacker, T. Feurer, R. Sauerbrey, T. Lucza, and G. Szabo, “Programmable femtosecond laser pulses in the ultraviolet,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 866–871 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

Bartels, R. A.

Bartelt, A.

M. Roth, M. Mehendale, A. Bartelt, and H. Rabitz, “Acousto-optical shaping of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 80, 441–444 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Brixner, T.

R. Selle, P. Nuernberger, F. Langhojer, F. Dimler, S. Fechner, G. Gerber, and T. Brixner, “Generation of polarization-shaped ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 33, 803–805(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Ninck, A. Galler, T. Feurer, and T. Brixner, “Programmable common-path vector field synthesizer for femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 3379–3381 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, R. Selle, S. Fechner, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Generation of shaped ultraviolet pulses at the third harmonic of titanium-sapphire femtosecond laser radiation,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 519–526 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buckup, T.

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, “Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 711–714 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chatel, B.

A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, “A newcomer’s guide to ultrashort pulse shaping and characterization,” J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Coudreau, S.

Dimler, F.

Fang, S.

Fechner, S.

R. Selle, P. Nuernberger, F. Langhojer, F. Dimler, S. Fechner, G. Gerber, and T. Brixner, “Generation of polarization-shaped ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 33, 803–805(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, R. Selle, S. Fechner, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Generation of shaped ultraviolet pulses at the third harmonic of titanium-sapphire femtosecond laser radiation,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 519–526 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Feurer, T.

Fielding, H. H.

D. S. N. Parker, A. D. G. Nunn, R. S. Minns, and H. H. Fielding, “Frequency doubling and Fourier domain shaping the output of a femtosecond optical parametric amplifier: easy access to tunable femtosecond pulse shapes in the deep ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 181–186 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Galler, A.

Ge, N.-H.

M. T. Zanni, N.-H. Ge, Y. S. Kim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, “Two-dimensional IR spectroscopy can be designed to eliminate the diagonal peaks and expose only the crosspeaks needed for structure determination,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98, 11265–11270 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gehner, A.

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, “Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 711–714 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gerber, G.

R. Selle, P. Nuernberger, F. Langhojer, F. Dimler, S. Fechner, G. Gerber, and T. Brixner, “Generation of polarization-shaped ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 33, 803–805(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, R. Selle, S. Fechner, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Generation of shaped ultraviolet pulses at the third harmonic of titanium-sapphire femtosecond laser radiation,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 519–526 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Giessen, H.

Hacker, M.

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, “Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 711–714 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Hacker, T. Feurer, R. Sauerbrey, T. Lucza, and G. Szabo, “Programmable femtosecond laser pulses in the ultraviolet,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 866–871 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hartinger, K.

Hochstrasser, R. M.

M. T. Zanni, N.-H. Ge, Y. S. Kim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, “Two-dimensional IR spectroscopy can be designed to eliminate the diagonal peaks and expose only the crosspeaks needed for structure determination,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98, 11265–11270 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaplan, D.

Keusters, D.

P. Tian, D. Keusters, Y. Suzaki, and W. S. Warren, “Femtosecond phase-coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy,” Science 300, 1553–1555 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, Y. S.

M. T. Zanni, N.-H. Ge, Y. S. Kim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, “Two-dimensional IR spectroscopy can be designed to eliminate the diagonal peaks and expose only the crosspeaks needed for structure determination,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98, 11265–11270 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kompa, K. L.

Kuhl, J.

Kupka, D.

D. Kupka, P. Schlup, and R. A. Bartels, “Simplified ultrafast pulse shaper for tailored polarization states using a birefringent prism,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 053110 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Langhojer, F.

Lewis, K. L. M.

Linden, S.

Lindinger, A.

M. Plewicki, S. M. Weber, F. Weise, and A. Lindinger, “Independent control over the amplitude, phase, and polarization of femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 259–263 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Weise, S. M. Weber, M. Plewicki, and A. Lindinger, “Application of phase, amplitude, and polarization shaped pulses for optimal control on molecules,” Chem. Phys. 332, 313–317(2007).
[CrossRef]

Ling, Y. L.

D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, S.-H. Shim, and M. T. Zanni, “Tracking fiber formation in human islet amyloid polypetide with automated 2D-IR spectroscopy,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 6698–6699(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lucza, T.

Masihzadeh, O.

Matsika, S.

Mehendale, M.

M. Roth, M. Mehendale, A. Bartelt, and H. Rabitz, “Acousto-optical shaping of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 80, 441–444 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Middleton, C. T.

D. B. Strasfeld, C. T. Middleton, and M. T. Zanni, “Mode selectivity with polarization shaping in the mid-IR,” New J. Phys. 11, 105046 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Minns, R. S.

D. S. N. Parker, A. D. G. Nunn, R. S. Minns, and H. H. Fielding, “Frequency doubling and Fourier domain shaping the output of a femtosecond optical parametric amplifier: easy access to tunable femtosecond pulse shapes in the deep ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 181–186 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Monmayrant, A.

A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, “A newcomer’s guide to ultrashort pulse shaping and characterization,” J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Motzkus, M.

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, “Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 711–714 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Witte, D. Zeidler, D. Proch, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Programmable amplitude- and phase modulated femtosecond laser pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett. 27, 131–133(2002).
[CrossRef]

Myers, J. A.

Ninck, M.

Nuernberger, P.

R. Selle, P. Nuernberger, F. Langhojer, F. Dimler, S. Fechner, G. Gerber, and T. Brixner, “Generation of polarization-shaped ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 33, 803–805(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, R. Selle, S. Fechner, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Generation of shaped ultraviolet pulses at the third harmonic of titanium-sapphire femtosecond laser radiation,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 519–526 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nunn, A. D. G.

D. S. N. Parker, A. D. G. Nunn, R. S. Minns, and H. H. Fielding, “Frequency doubling and Fourier domain shaping the output of a femtosecond optical parametric amplifier: easy access to tunable femtosecond pulse shapes in the deep ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 181–186 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ogilvie, J. P.

Parker, D. S. N.

D. S. N. Parker, A. D. G. Nunn, R. S. Minns, and H. H. Fielding, “Frequency doubling and Fourier domain shaping the output of a femtosecond optical parametric amplifier: easy access to tunable femtosecond pulse shapes in the deep ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 181–186 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Plewicki, M.

F. Weise, S. M. Weber, M. Plewicki, and A. Lindinger, “Application of phase, amplitude, and polarization shaped pulses for optimal control on molecules,” Chem. Phys. 332, 313–317(2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Plewicki, S. M. Weber, F. Weise, and A. Lindinger, “Independent control over the amplitude, phase, and polarization of femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 259–263 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Proch, D.

Rabitz, H.

M. Roth, M. Mehendale, A. Bartelt, and H. Rabitz, “Acousto-optical shaping of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 80, 441–444 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Roth, M.

M. Roth, M. Mehendale, A. Bartelt, and H. Rabitz, “Acousto-optical shaping of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 80, 441–444 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sakakibara, Y.

Sauerbrey, R.

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, “Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 711–714 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Hacker, T. Feurer, R. Sauerbrey, T. Lucza, and G. Szabo, “Programmable femtosecond laser pulses in the ultraviolet,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 866–871 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Schlup, P.

Schreiber, E.

Seidel, M. T.

M. T. Seidel, S. Yan, and H.-S. Tan, “Mid-infrared polarization pulse shaping by parametric transfer,” Opt. Lett. 35, 478–480(2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. T. Seidel, Z. Zhang, S. Yan, K. L. Wells, and H.-S. Tan are preparing a manuscript to be called “Polarization state characterization of ultraviolet femtosecond laser pulses.”

Sekikawa, T.

Selle, R.

R. Selle, P. Nuernberger, F. Langhojer, F. Dimler, S. Fechner, G. Gerber, and T. Brixner, “Generation of polarization-shaped ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 33, 803–805(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, R. Selle, S. Fechner, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Generation of shaped ultraviolet pulses at the third harmonic of titanium-sapphire femtosecond laser radiation,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 519–526 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shim, S.-H.

D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, S.-H. Shim, and M. T. Zanni, “Tracking fiber formation in human islet amyloid polypetide with automated 2D-IR spectroscopy,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 6698–6699(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stobrawa, G.

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, “Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 711–714 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Strasfeld, D. B.

D. B. Strasfeld, C. T. Middleton, and M. T. Zanni, “Mode selectivity with polarization shaping in the mid-IR,” New J. Phys. 11, 105046 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, S.-H. Shim, and M. T. Zanni, “Tracking fiber formation in human islet amyloid polypetide with automated 2D-IR spectroscopy,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 6698–6699(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Suzaki, Y.

P. Tian, D. Keusters, Y. Suzaki, and W. S. Warren, “Femtosecond phase-coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy,” Science 300, 1553–1555 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Szabo, G.

Tan, H.-S.

Tanigawa, T.

Tekavec, P. F.

Tian, P.

P. Tian, D. Keusters, Y. Suzaki, and W. S. Warren, “Femtosecond phase-coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy,” Science 300, 1553–1555 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tournois, P.

Trebino, R.

Tseng, C.-H.

Vogt, G.

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, R. Selle, S. Fechner, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Generation of shaped ultraviolet pulses at the third harmonic of titanium-sapphire femtosecond laser radiation,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 519–526 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Warren, W. S.

P. Tian, D. Keusters, Y. Suzaki, and W. S. Warren, “Femtosecond phase-coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy,” Science 300, 1553–1555 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H.-S. Tan, E. Schreiber, and W. S. Warren, “High-resolution indirect pulse shaping by parametric transfer,” Opt. Lett. 27, 439–441 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Weber, S.

A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, “A newcomer’s guide to ultrashort pulse shaping and characterization,” J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Weber, S. M.

F. Weise, S. M. Weber, M. Plewicki, and A. Lindinger, “Application of phase, amplitude, and polarization shaped pulses for optimal control on molecules,” Chem. Phys. 332, 313–317(2007).
[CrossRef]

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M. T. Seidel, Z. Zhang, S. Yan, K. L. Wells, and H.-S. Tan are preparing a manuscript to be called “Polarization state characterization of ultraviolet femtosecond laser pulses.”

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M. T. Seidel, Z. Zhang, S. Yan, K. L. Wells, and H.-S. Tan are preparing a manuscript to be called “Polarization state characterization of ultraviolet femtosecond laser pulses.”

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic experimental setup of the UV polarization pulse shaper. OPA, optical parametric amplifier; SLM1, visible spatial light modulator; SLM2, NIR ( 800 nm ) spatial light modulator; DG, degrouping crystal (calcite); 1 and 2, orthogonally oriented BBO crystals; RG, regrouping crystal ( LiIO 3 ). (b) Illustration of the polarization-sensitive sum-frequency generations.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum of an unshaped pulse in the visible and spectra of the two components “1” and “2” of an amplitude modulated pulse to be transferred into the UV via sum-frequency generation, and (b) the corresponding spectra after the transfer with orthogonal polarization states.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

DFG-XFROG traces for polarized two-pulse trains in the UV. All subplots appear on the same scale and are normalized to the most intense peak. The intensities ratios are as expected for (a) a two-pulse train with polarizations set orthogonal to each other and a time delay of 1.1 ps , and (b) a two-pulse train with polarizations at ϕ UV = 0 ° and 45 ° and a time delay of 1.1 ps .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectra at three different projections resulting from the interference of an orthogonal polarized two-pulse train delayed by 1.0 ps at 365 nm . (b) Spectrum at Φ = 45 ° with interpulse phase φ = 0 and φ = π , demonstrating our phase-shaping capabilities.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Interpulse phase measured for a two-pulse train of orthogonal polarization delayed by 1.0 ps at 365 nm over the course of 6 h at a 1 min sampling rate.

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E ( t ) = x ^ E x ( t ) + y ^ E y ( t ) e i φ .
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