Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Pulse front control with adaptive optics
Author(s): B. Sun; P. S. Salter; M. J. Booth
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

The focusing of ultrashort laser pulses is extremely important for processes including microscopy, laser fabrication and fundamental science. Adaptive optic elements, such as liquid crystal spatial light modulators or membrane deformable mirrors, are routinely used for the correction of aberrations in these systems, leading to improved resolution and efficiency. Here, we demonstrate that adaptive elements used with ultrashort pulses should not be considered simply in terms of wavefront modification, but that changes to the incident pulse front can also occur. We experimentally show how adaptive elements may be used to engineer pulse fronts with spatial resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9740, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XVI, 97400Y (9 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212615
Show Author Affiliations
B. Sun, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Friedrich-Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
P. S. Salter, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
M. J. Booth, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Friedrich-Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9740:
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XVI
Alexander Heisterkamp; Peter R. Herman; Michel Meunier; Stefan Nolte, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top