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Linear micromirror array for broadband femtosecond pulse shaping in phase and amplitude
Author(s): Stefan M. Weber; Severin Waldis; Wilfried Noell; Denis Kiselev; Jérôme Extermann; Luigi Bonacina; Jean-Pierre Wolf; Nico F. de Rooij
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Paper Abstract

We are developing a linear array of micromirrors designed for optical, femtosecond laser pulse shaping. It is a bulkmicromachined device, capable of retarding or diminishing certain laser frequencies in order to perform phase and amplitude modulation within a frequency band spanning the UV to the near-infrared. The design consists of a linear array of mirrors fixed on either side by springs. They feature two degrees of freedom: Out-of-plane motion for phase shifting and rotational motion for binary amplitude modulation, both realized using vertical comb drives. The first applications will include femtosecond discrimination experiments on biomolecules.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7208, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems VIII, 720805 (18 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808162
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan M. Weber, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Severin Waldis, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Wilfried Noell, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Denis Kiselev, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Jérôme Extermann, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Luigi Bonacina, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Jean-Pierre Wolf, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Nico F. de Rooij, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7208:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems VIII
David L. Dickensheets; Harald Schenk; Wibool Piyawattanametha, Editor(s)

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