Abstract

We propose an all-diffractive pulse shaper for arbitrary waveform generation in the femtosecond regime. This optical device improves in several aspects the performance of our previous quasi-direct pulse shaper reported in Mínguez-Vega et al. [Opt. Express 16, 16993 (2008) ]. In the present implementation, by using grayscale masks we can achieve arbitrary temporal waveforms. Additionally, the holographic reconstruction of the above masks by means of phase holograms allows for a high-efficiency shaping process. The behavior of the pulse shaper is tested by numerical simulations.

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L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
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R. de Nalda, C. Horn, M. Wollenhaupt, M. Krug, L. Bañares, and T. Baumert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 543 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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R. de Nalda, C. Horn, M. Wollenhaupt, M. Krug, L. Bañares, and T. Baumert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 543 (2007).
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Baumert, T.

R. de Nalda, C. Horn, M. Wollenhaupt, M. Krug, L. Bañares, and T. Baumert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 543 (2007).
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Belikov, R.

R. Belikov, C. Antoine-Snowden, and O. Solgaard, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS International Conference on Optical MEMS (IEEE, 2003), pp. 24-25.

Clemente, P.

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
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Climent, V.

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
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de Nalda, R.

R. de Nalda, C. Horn, M. Wollenhaupt, M. Krug, L. Bañares, and T. Baumert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 543 (2007).
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Fernández-Alonso, M.

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
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Gale, M. T.

M. T. Gale, M. Rossi, J. Pedersen, and H. Schütz, Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 33, 3556 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Gires, F.

J. Desbois, F. Gires, and P. Tournois, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 213 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Gisbert, R.

Harvey, G.

Heritage, J. P.

Horn, C.

R. de Nalda, C. Horn, M. Wollenhaupt, M. Krug, L. Bañares, and T. Baumert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 543 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kirschner, E. M.

Krug, M.

R. de Nalda, C. Horn, M. Wollenhaupt, M. Krug, L. Bañares, and T. Baumert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 543 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lancis, J.

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Martínez-León, L.

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Mendoza-Yero, O.

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, J. Lancis, R. Gisbert, and P. Andrés, Opt. Express 16, 16993 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mínguez-Vega, G.

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, J. Lancis, R. Gisbert, and P. Andrés, Opt. Express 16, 16993 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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M. T. Gale, M. Rossi, J. Pedersen, and H. Schütz, Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 33, 3556 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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M. T. Gale, M. Rossi, J. Pedersen, and H. Schütz, Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 33, 3556 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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M. T. Gale, M. Rossi, J. Pedersen, and H. Schütz, Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 33, 3556 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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R. Belikov, C. Antoine-Snowden, and O. Solgaard, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS International Conference on Optical MEMS (IEEE, 2003), pp. 24-25.

Stone, T.

Tajahuerce, E.

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tournois, P.

J. Desbois, F. Gires, and P. Tournois, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 213 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

Wollenhaupt, M.

R. de Nalda, C. Horn, M. Wollenhaupt, M. Krug, L. Bañares, and T. Baumert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 543 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wyrowski, F.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. Martínez-León, P. Clemente, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, O. Mendoza-Yero, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, V. Climent, and P. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Desbois, F. Gires, and P. Tournois, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 213 (1973).
[CrossRef]

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

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

J. Raman Spectrosc. (1)

R. de Nalda, C. Horn, M. Wollenhaupt, M. Krug, L. Bañares, and T. Baumert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 543 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) (1)

M. T. Gale, M. Rossi, J. Pedersen, and H. Schütz, Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 33, 3556 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

R. Belikov, C. Antoine-Snowden, and O. Solgaard, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS International Conference on Optical MEMS (IEEE, 2003), pp. 24-25.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diffractive optical device for arbitrary waveform generation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Grayscale mask. (b) Optical waveform for the on-axis case and for a pinhole of radius 50 μ m .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Digital reconstructed phase CGH of the mask in Fig. 2a, at the plane z = 0.15 m . (b) Optical waveform for the on-axis case and for a pinhole of radius 50 μ m .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Grayscale masks designed to achieve the expected temporal profiles at the center of the pinhole (top), and within a pinhole of radius 25 μ m (bottom). (b) Corresponding optical waveforms.

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