Abstract

By using the third-harmonic signal generated at an air–dielectric interface, we demonstrate a novel way of correcting wavefront aberrations induced by high-numerical-aperture optics. The third harmonic is used as the input physical parameter of a genetic algorithm working in closed loop with a 37-actuator deformable mirror. This method is simple and reliable and can be used to correct aberrations of tightly focused beams, a regime where other methods have limitations. Improvement of the third-harmonic signal generated with an f1.2 parabolic mirror by 1 order of magnitude is demonstrated.

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[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

2003 (1)

T. A. Planchon, P. Mercère, G. Cheriaux, and J.-P. Chambaret, Opt. Commun. 216, 23 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

1999 (1)

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Chanteloup, J.-C.

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[CrossRef]

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Y. Barad, H. Eisenberg, M. Horowitz, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 922 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J.-P.

Kalintchenko, G.

Kanai, T.

D. Yoshitomi, J. Nees, N. Miyamoto, T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 78, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Loiseaux, B.

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Mercère, P.

T. A. Planchon, P. Mercère, G. Cheriaux, and J.-P. Chambaret, Opt. Commun. 216, 23 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Migus, A.

Miyamoto, N.

D. Yoshitomi, J. Nees, N. Miyamoto, T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 78, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Mourou, G. A.

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M. Muller, J. Squier, K. R. Wilson, and G. J. Brakenhoff, J. Microsc. 191, 266 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Squier, D. N. Fittinghoff, C. P. J. Barty, K. R. Wilson, M. Muller, and G. J. Brakenhoff, Opt. Commun. 147, 153 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nees, J.

D. Yoshitomi, J. Nees, N. Miyamoto, T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 78, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Nisoli, M.

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T. A. Planchon, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, G. Cheriaux, and J.-P. Chambaret, Opt. Commun. 252, 222 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S.-W. Bahk, P. Rousseau, T. A. Planchon, V. Chvykov, G. Kalintchenko, A. Maksimchuk, G. A. Mourou, and V. Yanovsky, Opt. Lett. 29, 2837 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Planchon, P. Mercère, G. Cheriaux, and J.-P. Chambaret, Opt. Commun. 216, 23 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Poletto, L.

Rousseau, J.-P.

T. A. Planchon, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, G. Cheriaux, and J.-P. Chambaret, Opt. Commun. 252, 222 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Sansone, G.

Sekikawa, T.

D. Yoshitomi, J. Nees, N. Miyamoto, T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 78, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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D. Yelin and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Express 5, 169 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Barad, H. Eisenberg, M. Horowitz, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 922 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Squier, J.

M. Muller, J. Squier, K. R. Wilson, and G. J. Brakenhoff, J. Microsc. 191, 266 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Squier, J. A.

J. A. Squier, M. Muller, and G. J. Brakenhoff, Opt. Express 3, 315 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Squier, D. N. Fittinghoff, C. P. J. Barty, K. R. Wilson, M. Muller, and G. J. Brakenhoff, Opt. Commun. 147, 153 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Stagira, S.

Tondello, G.

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T. Y. F. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 52, 4116 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Villoresi, P.

Vozzi, C.

Wang, H.

Watanabe, S.

D. Yoshitomi, J. Nees, N. Miyamoto, T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 78, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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M. Muller, J. Squier, K. R. Wilson, and G. J. Brakenhoff, J. Microsc. 191, 266 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Squier, D. N. Fittinghoff, C. P. J. Barty, K. R. Wilson, M. Muller, and G. J. Brakenhoff, Opt. Commun. 147, 153 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wilson, T.

Yanovsky, V.

Yelin, D.

Yoshitomi, D.

D. Yoshitomi, J. Nees, N. Miyamoto, T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 78, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. Yoshitomi, J. Nees, N. Miyamoto, T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 78, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. Barad, H. Eisenberg, M. Horowitz, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 922 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Microsc. (1)

M. Muller, J. Squier, K. R. Wilson, and G. J. Brakenhoff, J. Microsc. 191, 266 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (3)

T. A. Planchon, J.-P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, G. Cheriaux, and J.-P. Chambaret, Opt. Commun. 252, 222 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Planchon, P. Mercère, G. Cheriaux, and J.-P. Chambaret, Opt. Commun. 216, 23 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Squier, D. N. Fittinghoff, C. P. J. Barty, K. R. Wilson, M. Muller, and G. J. Brakenhoff, Opt. Commun. 147, 153 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

T. Y. F. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 52, 4116 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

THG signal as a function of axial distance z. (a) With uncorrected wavefront. (b) With corrected wavefront.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup for adaptive correction with THG signal generated at focus. IF, interference filter at 266 nm ; PMT, photomultiplier tube; S, quartz slide.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Improvement of the THG signal as a function of algorithm generations. Circles, THG signal for f 1.2 parabola; crosses, THG signal for f 2.85 parabola; solid line, reference signal at 800 nm (in V).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Experimental focal spot and lineouts of 800 nm beam before and after correction for the f 2.85 parabola. (b) Focal spot and lineouts of 800 nm beam before and after correction for the f 1.2 parabola.

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