Abstract

We introduce a programmable, high-rate scanning femtosecond pulse shaper based on a two-dimensional liquid crystal on a silicon spatial light modulator (SLM). While horizontal resolution of 1920 addressable pixels provides superior fidelity for generating complex waveforms, scanning across the vertical dimension (1080  pixels) has been used to facilitate at least 3 orders of magnitude speed increase as compared with typical liquid-crystal SLM-based pulse shapers. An update rate in excess of 100kHz is demonstrated.

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M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, Appl. Phys. B 76, 711 (2003).

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Opt. Lett. (8)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the 2D LCOS SLM pulse shaper.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental cross-correlation results. (a) Before (dashed curve) and after (solid curve) dispersion correction. Sinusoidal spectral phase encoded into SLM period (b) 1.55 and (c) 0.62 THz .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Update speed measurements. (a) Scanning rate 2200 Hz , 6   pixels stripe width. (b) Scanning rate 960 Hz , 6   pixels stripe width. (c) Scanning rate 1920 Hz , 12   pixels stripe width.

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