Abstract

By replacing the dispersive element in a zero-dispersion pulse shaper with a grism, we have constructed a quartic-phase-limited pulse shaper. We demonstrate compensation of 4500fs2 without the use of a dynamic element in the pulse shaping line, which is approximately the amount of dispersion induced by a typical multiphoton microscope. We also demonstrate that detuning the pulse shaper to compensate for quadratic phase induces negligible spatial chirp, thereby maintaining a high-quality focal spot for a microscopy setup.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Beaurepaire, E.

Bowlan, P.

Debarre, D.

Durfee, C.

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J. J. Field, T. A. Planchon, W. Amir, C. G. Durfee, and J. A. Squier, Opt. Commun. 278, 368 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Field, J. J.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gabolde, P.

Gaudiosi, D. M.

Gibson, E. A.

Huff, R.

Jimenez, R.

Joffre, M.

Kane, S.

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Silberberg, Y.

Solinas, X.

Squier, J.

Squier, J. A.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic representation of the grism-based ultrashort pulse shaper based on a zero-dispersion pulse shaping line.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SEA TADPOLE image with 10 cm of BK7 in the pulse shaping arm. The TOD and GDD are minimized by moving the lens and mirror in tandem and adjusting the insertion of the grism to provide the flattest fringes possible.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Phase change due to 10 cm of BK7 glass, as well as the phase correction induced by the grism pulse shaping line. (b) Theoretical dispersion due to 10 cm of BK7 glass with the extracted phase change due to the glass.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Amplitude modulation induced by the LC SLM. (b) Rectangular phase variations make it possible to determine the spectral resolution of the pulse shaper. (c) Sinusoidal phase variation written to a pulse that induces amplitude modulation as well.

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