Abstract

We present experimental results of a full spatiotemporal characterization of an optical system for ultrabroadband Airy pulse generation with a liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator. Measurements with a few micrometer spatial and almost one-wave-cycle temporal resolution were performed using a white light spatial spectral interferometry setup based on the SEA TADPOLE ultrashort pulse characterization technique. The results were compared with the theoretical model for Airy pulse propagation.

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2006 (1)

2001 (1)

Abdollahpour, D.

P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, A. Lotti, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013842 (2012).
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D. Abdollahpour, S. Suntsov, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 253901 (2010).
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Akturk, S.

Baumgartl, J.

Bowlan, P.

Broky, J.

Chong, A.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, Nat. Photonics 4, 103 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Christodoulides, D. N.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, Nat. Photonics 4, 103 (2010).
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P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, Science 324, 229 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, Opt. Lett. 33, 207 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Broky, G. A. Siviloglou, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, Opt. Express 16, 12880 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Siviloglou and D. N. Christodoulides, Opt. Lett. 32, 979 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 213901 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cižmár, T.

Couairon, A.

P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, A. Lotti, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013842 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Dholakia, K.

Dogariu, A.

Faccio, D.

P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, A. Lotti, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013842 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Gabolde, P.

Heyman, E.

Kaganovsky, Y.

Kolesik, M.

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, Science 324, 229 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lõhmus, M.

Lotti, A.

P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, A. Lotti, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013842 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Matt, R.

Mazilu, M.

McGresham, K.

Moloney, J. V.

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, Science 324, 229 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Morris, J. E.

Panagiotopoulos, P.

P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, A. Lotti, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013842 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Papazoglou, D. G.

P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, A. Lotti, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013842 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Abdollahpour, S. Suntsov, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 253901 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Piksarv, P.

Polynkin, P.

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, Science 324, 229 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Renninger, W. H.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, Nat. Photonics 4, 103 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Saari, P.

Sheppard, C. J. R.

Shreenath, A.

Siviloglou, G. A.

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, Science 324, 229 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, Opt. Lett. 33, 207 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Broky, G. A. Siviloglou, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, Opt. Express 16, 12880 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 213901 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Siviloglou and D. N. Christodoulides, Opt. Lett. 32, 979 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Soylu, B.

Suntsov, S.

D. Abdollahpour, S. Suntsov, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 253901 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Trebino, R.

Tzortzakis, S.

P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, A. Lotti, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013842 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Abdollahpour, S. Suntsov, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 253901 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Valdmann, A.

Valtna-Lukner, H.

Wise, F. W.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, Nat. Photonics 4, 103 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yalizay, B.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (3)

Nat. Photonics (2)

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, Nat. Photonics 4, 103 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Baumgartl, M. Mazilu, and K. Dholakia, Nat. Photonics 2, 675 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, A. Lotti, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013842 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 213901 (2007).
[CrossRef]

D. Abdollahpour, S. Suntsov, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 253901 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, Science 324, 229 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup. The beam from the supercontinuum laser was polarized using a Rochon prism and expanded. On the measurement arm the beam was directed on a small angle to an SLM, on which the cubic phase mask was displayed. A lens L2 (same type as L1 on the reference arm) was used for optical Fourier transform. For obtaining the propagation characteristics of the generated Airy pulses (or correlation profiles in the given case), the input of the fiber PCF2 was placed on an xyz-translator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Comparison of the measured (top) and the simulated (bottom) Airy impulse response at z=38.6mm. These are single frames from Media 1 and Media 2 showing the registered and calculated Airy pulse propagation. Color represents the relative amplitude of the electric field. The images around the pulse’s 3D profile in the center show projections onto the corresponding coordinate planes. The “wings” in the temporal structure of the type II Airy pulse are seen [9].

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Left axis: measured (rhombuses) and simulated (solid line) distance of the Airy maximum from optical axis. Right axis: measured (circles) and simulated (dotted line) temporal duration of the Airy pulse at the position of maximum intensity. The peaks present near z=10mm are due to the 0th order of the SLM.

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Table 1. Wavenumber Dependencies of Parameters for Four Main Types of Pulses with Lateral Airy Profile

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Ψ(x,z,t)=0dkS(k)Φ(x,z,k)eik(zct),
Φ(x,z,k)=Ai[xx0(z2z0)2+iazz0]×exp[axx0a2z2z02+iφ(x,z,k)],
φ(x,z,k)=x2x0zz0112(zz0)3+a22zz0.
Φ0(ξ,k)=eac02ξ2ei13(c03ξ33a2c0ξia3),

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