Abstract

We report the automated generation of high-fidelity spatiotemporally shaped femtosecond pulses by use of an optically addressed, two-dimensional liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. A single input pulse was divided into many independent regions, and each region was shaped temporally. By changing the imaging geometry we accomplished either real-space or wave-vector shaping.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

J. X. Tull, M. A. Dugan, and W. S. Warren, Adv. Magn. Opt. Reson. 20, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (3)

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[CrossRef]

K. B. Hill, K. G. Purchase, and D. J. Brady, Opt. Lett. 20, 1201 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. C. Nuss and R. L. Morrison, Opt. Lett. 20, 740 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1985 (1)

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Weiner, and R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 87 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Ahn, J.

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Buchsbaum, Nature 397, 233 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Assion, A.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Backus, S.

Bardeen, C. J.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Baumert, T.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bergt, M.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brady, D. J.

Brixner, T.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buchsbaum, P. H.

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Buchsbaum, Nature 397, 233 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Carpenter, S. D.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chang, C.-C.

Dhar, L.

G. P. Wiederrecht, T. P. Dougherty, L. Dhar, K. A. Nelson, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Phys. Rev. B 51, 916 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dougherty, T. P.

G. P. Wiederrecht, T. P. Dougherty, L. Dhar, K. A. Nelson, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Phys. Rev. B 51, 916 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dugan, M. A.

J. X. Tull, M. A. Dugan, and W. S. Warren, Adv. Magn. Opt. Reson. 20, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Feuer, T.

Feurer, T.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gerber, G.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hacker, M.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, and T. Feuer, Opt. Express 9, 191 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hattori, T.

R. M. Koehl, T. Hattori, and K. A. Nelson, Opt. Commun. 157, 57 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Heritage, J. P.

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Weiner, and R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 87 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Hill, K. B.

Hornung, T.

T. Hornung, R. Meier, D. Zeidler, K.-L. Kompa, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 71, 277 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kapteyn, H.

Kiefer, B.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Koehl, R. M.

R. M. Koehl and K. A. Nelson, J. Chem. Phys. B 114, 1443 (2001).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Koehl, T. Hattori, and K. A. Nelson, Opt. Commun. 157, 57 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kompa, K.-L.

T. Hornung, R. Meier, D. Zeidler, K.-L. Kompa, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 71, 277 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Leaird, D. E.

D. E. Leaird and A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 24, 853 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. P. Wiederrecht, T. P. Dougherty, L. Dhar, K. A. Nelson, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Phys. Rev. B 51, 916 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Maginnis, K.

Meier, R.

T. Hornung, R. Meier, D. Zeidler, K.-L. Kompa, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 71, 277 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Meshulach, D.

D. Meshulach and Y. Silberberg, Nature 396, 239 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Miller, D. A. B.

Morrison, R. L.

Motzkus, M.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Hornung, R. Meier, D. Zeidler, K.-L. Kompa, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 71, 277 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

Murnane, M.

Nelson, K. A.

R. M. Koehl and K. A. Nelson, J. Chem. Phys. B 114, 1443 (2001).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Koehl, T. Hattori, and K. A. Nelson, Opt. Commun. 157, 57 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. P. Wiederrecht, T. P. Dougherty, L. Dhar, K. A. Nelson, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Phys. Rev. B 51, 916 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nuss, M. C.

Piestun, R.

Proch, D.

T. Hornung, R. Meier, D. Zeidler, K.-L. Kompa, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 71, 277 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Purchase, K. G.

Reichel, F.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Russek, U.

Saradesai, H. P.

Seyfried, V.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Silberberg, Y.

D. Meshulach and Y. Silberberg, Nature 396, 239 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Stobrawa, G.

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, and T. Feuer, Opt. Express 9, 191 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Stolen, R. H.

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Weiner, and R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 87 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Strehle, M.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Thurston, R. N.

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Weiner, and R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 87 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Tomlinson, W. J.

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Weiner, and R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 87 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Tull, J. X.

J. X. Tull, M. A. Dugan, and W. S. Warren, Adv. Magn. Opt. Reson. 20, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Vdovin, G.

Warren, W. S.

J. X. Tull, M. A. Dugan, and W. S. Warren, Adv. Magn. Opt. Reson. 20, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Weber, P. M.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Weinacht, T. C.

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Buchsbaum, Nature 397, 233 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

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

D. E. Leaird and A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 24, 853 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. P. Saradesai, C.-C. Chang, and A. M. Weiner, J. Lightwave Technol. 16, 1953 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. P. Wiederrecht, T. P. Dougherty, L. Dhar, K. A. Nelson, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Phys. Rev. B 51, 916 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Weiner, and R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 87 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Wiederrecht, G. P.

G. P. Wiederrecht, T. P. Dougherty, L. Dhar, K. A. Nelson, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Phys. Rev. B 51, 916 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wilson, K. R.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yakovlev, V. V.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zeek, E.

Zeidler, D.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Hornung, R. Meier, D. Zeidler, K.-L. Kompa, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 71, 277 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Adv. Magn. Opt. Reson. (1)

J. X. Tull, M. A. Dugan, and W. S. Warren, Adv. Magn. Opt. Reson. 20, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Hornung, R. Meier, D. Zeidler, K.-L. Kompa, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 71, 277 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. P. Heritage, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, A. M. Weiner, and R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 87 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys. B (1)

R. M. Koehl and K. A. Nelson, J. Chem. Phys. B 114, 1443 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Nature (2)

D. Meshulach and Y. Silberberg, Nature 396, 239 (1998).
[CrossRef]

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Buchsbaum, Nature 397, 233 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

R. M. Koehl, T. Hattori, and K. A. Nelson, Opt. Commun. 157, 57 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

G. P. Wiederrecht, T. P. Dougherty, L. Dhar, K. A. Nelson, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Phys. Rev. B 51, 916 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

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

Science (1)

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Setup for real-space shaping. The shaped pulse was cross correlated with a reference pulse, and the signal was recorded by a CCD camera. (b) Cross correlation of a complex user-defined waveform. 2D, two-dimensional; c.l.’s, cylindrical lenses; b.s., beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Setup for wave-vector shaping. The spatially confined region in the upper portion of the SLM produced a variably delayed reference pulse that had a well-defined wave vector. The lower portion of the SLM was used to create a two-dimensionally shaped (2D) output consisting of seven spatially separated beams [(b) shows only three for clarity], each with a successively delayed pulse. (b) When the reference beam temporally overlapped part of the shaped output, a cross-correlation signal (II) was generated. At the same time, an interference pattern was generated at the BBO crystal by the second-harmonic radiation (I) produced by each of the beams. The shaped output was characterized in two ways, through angle-resolved detection of the cross-correlation signals (II) and through imaging of the interference patterns in the plane of the BBO crystal onto a CCD camera. Abbreviations same as for Fig. 1.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Angle-resolved measurement of wave-vector shaping.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Interference patterns generated by the seven successively delayed pulses when they temporally overlapped the variably delayed reference pulse. An interference pattern is generated whenever one of the seven regions temporally overlaps the reference pulse. (b) The corresponding spatial Fourier transform confirms that the fringe spacing increases with time.

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