Abstract

Programmable spectral phase modulation of femtosecond pulses by use of a nonpixelated spatial light modulator is reported. This light valve, based on the optical addressing of a continuous layer of liquid crystal, allows the operation of spectral phase modulation when optical frequency components are spatially dispersed within a grating-and-lenses pulse-shaping apparatus. Characterization and feedback control of this device were determined by use of spectral interferometry. Demonstrations of the capabilities of this device are given in the spectral and the temporal domains, and recompression of chirped pulses was performed.

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

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C. Dorrer, G. Cheriaux, J. P. Chambaret, F. Salin, F. Verluise, B. Loiseaux, and J. P. Huignard, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CMC7.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Operating principle of the optically addressed liquid-crystal (LC) light valve for spectral phase modulation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral phase jump induced by the projection of a black-and-white pattern on the modulator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Arbitrary fourth-order spectral phase modulation: dashed curve, target phase; solid curve, experimental convergence of the phase.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental correction of the dispersion introduced by the liquid-crystal phase modulator. (a)  Spectral phase before (dashed curve) and after (solid curve) convergence. (b)  Autocorrelation before (dashed curve) and after (solid curve) convergence.

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