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In-situ calibration of spatial light modulators in femtosecond pulse shapers
Author(s): B. Döpke; J. C. Balzer; M. R. Hofmann
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Paper Abstract

Femtosecond pulse shapers are an important tool for the manipulation of ultrashort pulses. Two-Liquid-Crystal (LC)- Panel Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) pulse shapers5 are especially useful, as they permit simultaneous control of phase and amplitude of spectral components, thereby allowing for a wide range of possible manipulations of the temporal shape of ultrashort pulses. In this work, a detailed description of the alignment of a pulse shaper optimized for modelocked semiconductor lasers is presented. Several methods to calibrate the phase-retardance-LC-voltagerelationship are reviewed and a calibration method is presented which is robust to non-idealities of the components of the setup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9004, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IX, 90040D (19 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039451
Show Author Affiliations
B. Döpke, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
J. C. Balzer, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
M. R. Hofmann, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9004:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IX
Liang-Chy Chien; Antonio M. Figueiredo Neto; Kristiaan Neyts; Masanori Ozaki, Editor(s)

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