Electronically Programmable Femtosecond Pulse Shaping Using a Multielement Phase Modulator

  • A. M. Weiner
  • D. E. Leaird
  • J. S. Patel
  • J. R. Wullert
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 53)

Abstract

Considerable progress has been made in developing techniques for generating ultrashort pulses with arbitrarily controllable pulse shapes [1–3]. Nevertherless, it has not generally been possible to achieve both high resolution and precision [1] and electronic programmability [2] simultaneously. In this paper we describe a programmable, high resolution, fsec pulse shaping apparatus based on a multielement liquid crystal phase modulator [4]. Applications include fsec pulse position modulation and programmable fsec pulse compression.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Weiner
    • 1
  • D. E. Leaird
    • 1
  • J. S. Patel
    • 1
  • J. R. Wullert
    • 1
  1. 1.BellcoreRed BankUSA

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