Abstract

We present an approach to generate paraxial laser beams with arbitrary spatial distribution in the femtosecond time regime. The proposed technique is based upon a pair of volume phase holographic gratings working in parallel arrangement. It exploits the spatial coherence properties of the incoming laser beam in a compact and robust setup that mitigates angular and spatial chirp. The gratings were recorded in a photopolymerizable glass with a high optical damage threshold and a large optical throughput. Setup performance is studied and experimentally demonstrated by generating Laguerre–Gaussian femtosecond pulses.

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P. Cheben and M. L. Calvo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1490 (2001).
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Alfano, R. R.

Alieva, T.

Arias, I.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
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Atencia, J.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
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Bezuhanov, K.

Calvo, M.

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M. L. Calvo and P. Cheben, J. Opt. A 11, 024009 (2009).
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O. Martínez-Matos, M. L. Calvo, J. A. Rodrigo, P. Cheben, and F. del Monte, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 1 (2007).
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F. del Monte, O. Martínez-Matos, J. A. Rodrigo, M. L. Calvo, and P. Cheben, Adv. Mater. 18, 2014 (2006).
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P. Cheben and M. L. Calvo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1490 (2001).
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Campos, J.

Cheben, P.

M. L. Calvo and P. Cheben, J. Opt. A 11, 024009 (2009).
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F. del Monte, O. Martínez-Matos, J. A. Rodrigo, M. L. Calvo, and P. Cheben, Adv. Mater. 18, 2014 (2006).
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P. Cheben and M. L. Calvo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1490 (2001).
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Collados, V.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
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Cottrell, D. M.

Davis, J. A.

del Monte, F.

O. Martínez-Matos, M. L. Calvo, J. A. Rodrigo, P. Cheben, and F. del Monte, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 1 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. del Monte, O. Martínez-Matos, J. A. Rodrigo, M. L. Calvo, and P. Cheben, Adv. Mater. 18, 2014 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dreischuh, A.

Kartazaev, V.

Kivshar, Y.

Królikowski, W.

Le, T.

Mariyenko, I. G.

Martínez-Matos, O.

O. Martínez-Matos, M. L. Calvo, J. A. Rodrigo, P. Cheben, and F. del Monte, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 1 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. del Monte, O. Martínez-Matos, J. A. Rodrigo, M. L. Calvo, and P. Cheben, Adv. Mater. 18, 2014 (2006).
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Martnez Matos, O.

Mndez, C.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Moreno, I.

Neshev, D.

Paulus, G. G.

Petersen, C.

Plaja, L.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
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Quintanilla, M.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rodrigo, J. A.

O. Martnez Matos, J. A. Rodrigo, M. L. Calvo, and P. Cheben, Opt. Lett. 34, 485 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Rodrigo, T. Alieva, and M. Calvo, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 3135 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. Martínez-Matos, M. L. Calvo, J. A. Rodrigo, P. Cheben, and F. del Monte, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 1 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. del Monte, O. Martínez-Matos, J. A. Rodrigo, M. L. Calvo, and P. Cheben, Adv. Mater. 18, 2014 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Romn, J. San

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Roso, L.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rudolph, W.

Ruiz, C.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
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Schtzel, M.

Schtzel, M. G.

Schwarz, A.

Sola, I. J.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Strohaber, J.

Sztul, H. I.

Uiterwaal, C. J. G. J.

Villamarín, A.

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Walther, H.

Yzuel, M. J.

Zeylikovich, I.

Adv. Mater. (1)

F. del Monte, O. Martínez-Matos, J. A. Rodrigo, M. L. Calvo, and P. Cheben, Adv. Mater. 18, 2014 (2006).
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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

I. J. Sola, V. Collados, L. Plaja, C. Mndez, J. San Romn, C. Ruiz, I. Arias, A. Villamarín, J. Atencia, M. Quintanilla, and L. Roso, Appl. Phys. B 91, 115 (2008).
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Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

O. Martínez-Matos, M. L. Calvo, J. A. Rodrigo, P. Cheben, and F. del Monte, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 1 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Cheben and M. L. Calvo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1490 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A (1)

M. L. Calvo and P. Cheben, J. Opt. A 11, 024009 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

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

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

ClaudeRullière ed., Femtosecond Laser Pulses: Principles and Experiments (Springer, 2005).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the femtosecond beam shapers previously reported. In contrast to such grating-based shapers, our setup (b) does not require an additional imaging optical system. Rays that do not intercept point D are displayed as dashed arrows.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Optical setup for arbitrary scalar paraxial beam creation. Amplitude and phase distribution are addressed onto SLM1 and SLM2 (Holoeye LCR-2500), respectively. (b) Intensity and phase distribution (c) of the considered LG 1 , 2 beam (units are in millimeters). The resulting beam is recorded in the holographic material (HM). (d) Reconstructed holographic image captured by a CCD camera.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Free-space propagation of femtosecond pulsed beams generated with the VPHGs setup. (a) Near-field (b) and far-field propagation of LG 1 , 2 beam is displayed. The LG 0 , 6 + LG 0 , 6 beam propagation in (c) near-field and (d) far-field regimes. Labels in the figure indicates propagation distances.

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