Abstract

An ultrafast pulse shaper, capable of both phase and amplitude shaping, is constructed using a single high-resolution liquid crystal phase mask. The shaper is calibrated with an inline spectral interferometry technique. Amplitude shaping is accomplished by writing to the mask a phase grating, whose period is smaller than the spectral focus, diffracting away selected frequencies in a controllable manner.

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S. Akturk, X. Gu, M. Kimmel, and R. Trebino, "Extremely simple single-prism ultrashort-pulse compressor," Opt. Express 14, 10,101-10,108 (2006).

2005

2004

2000

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[CrossRef]

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

F. Verluise, V. Laude, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, and P. Tournois, "Amplitude and phase control of ultrashort pulses by use of an acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter: pulse compression and shaping," Opt. Lett. 25, 575-577 (2000).

1998

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Kane, "Real-time measurement of ultrashort laser pulses using principal component generalized projections," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 278-284 (1998).

1997

1995

1994

1993

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, "Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571-579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1982

Akturk, S.

S. Akturk, X. Gu, M. Kimmel, and R. Trebino, "Extremely simple single-prism ultrashort-pulse compressor," Opt. Express 14, 10,101-10,108 (2006).

Assion, A.

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Backus, S.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Bagnoud, V.

Bartels, R.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Baumert, T.

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bergt, M.

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Binhammer, T.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kartner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Brixner, T.

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Z.

Christov, I. P.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Dugan, M. A.

Ell, R.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kartner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Feurer, T.

Frumker, E.

Gerber, G.

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Goswami, D.

Gu, X.

S. Akturk, X. Gu, M. Kimmel, and R. Trebino, "Extremely simple single-prism ultrashort-pulse compressor," Opt. Express 14, 10,101-10,108 (2006).

Hillegas, C. W.

Hornung, T.

Ina, H.

Kane, D. J.

D. J. Kane, "Real-time measurement of ultrashort laser pulses using principal component generalized projections," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 278-284 (1998).

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, "Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571-579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kapteyn, H. C.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Kartner, F. X.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kartner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kiefer, B.

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kimmel, M.

S. Akturk, X. Gu, M. Kimmel, and R. Trebino, "Extremely simple single-prism ultrashort-pulse compressor," Opt. Express 14, 10,101-10,108 (2006).

Kobayashi, S.

Laude, V.

Majer, D.

Misoguti, L.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Morgner, U.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kartner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Nelson, K. A.

Rittweger, E.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kartner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Seyfried, V.

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

Spielmann, C.

Strehle, M.

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Strickland, D.

Takeda, M.

Tal, E.

Tournois, P.

Trebino, R.

S. Akturk, X. Gu, M. Kimmel, and R. Trebino, "Extremely simple single-prism ultrashort-pulse compressor," Opt. Express 14, 10,101-10,108 (2006).

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, "Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571-579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Tull, J. X.

Vaughan, J. C.

Vdovin, G.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Verluise, F.

Warren, W. S.

Wefers, M. M.

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, "Femtosecond pulse shaping using spatial light modulators," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929-1960 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, "Femtosecond optical pulse shaping and processing," Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161-237 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Zeek, E.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Zuegel, J. D.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, R. Ell, F. X. Kartner, and U. Morgner, "Prism-based pulse shaper for octave spanning spectra," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1552-1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, "Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571-579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

D. J. Kane, "Real-time measurement of ultrashort laser pulses using principal component generalized projections," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 278-284 (1998).

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Nature (London)

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Shaped-pulse optimization of coherent emission of high-harmonic soft X-rays," Nature (London) 406, 164-166 (2000).

Opt. Express

S. Akturk, X. Gu, M. Kimmel, and R. Trebino, "Extremely simple single-prism ultrashort-pulse compressor," Opt. Express 14, 10,101-10,108 (2006).

Opt. Lett.

Prog. Quantum Electron.

A. M. Weiner, "Femtosecond optical pulse shaping and processing," Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161-237 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

A. M. Weiner, "Femtosecond pulse shaping using spatial light modulators," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929-1960 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Science

A. Assion, T. Baumert,M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried,M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, "Control of chemical reactions by feedback-optimized phase-shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Science 282, 919-922 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other

P. Schlup, J. Wilson, K. Hartinger, and R. A. Bartels, "Dispersion-balancing of variable-delay monolithic pulse splitters," To be published in Appl. Opt. (2007).

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