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Adaptive phase control compression of spectrally broadened fs pulses through self phase modulation in bulk material
Author(s): V. Gencheva; Dimitris Charalambidis; Nikola Sabotinov
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Paper Abstract

The generation of a temporary stable, TerraW, spectrally broadened laser beam with uniform wavefront is carried out through self-phase modulation in 3-mm Sa plate. The set-up for compression of the obtained spectrally broadened pulse is provided by 2x128 pixels Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) controlled by a genetic algorithm. The obtained ultrashort laser pulses have been characterized by an APE pulse measuring system SPIDER. The measurements show that the pulse length decreases more than 2 times: from 62 fs up to 28 fs. The new pulse shape is close to linear.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5830, 13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (22 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618714
Show Author Affiliations
V. Gencheva, Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)
Dimitris Charalambidis, IESL-Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Nikola Sabotinov, Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5830:
13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications

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