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MEMS for femtosecond pulse shaping applications
Author(s): Ariana Rondi; Jérôme Extermann; Stefan M. Weber; Luigi Bonacina; Jonathan D. Roslund; Matthias H. Roth; Herschel A. Rabitz; Jean-Pierre Wolf
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Paper Abstract

There are many potential applications for MEMS micromirror devices for femtosecond pulse shaping applications. Their broadband reflectivity gives them an advantage in comparison to devices such as liquid crystal- and acousto-optical modulators because of the possibility to directly shape UV pulses in the range 250 - 400 nm, and thus address UV-absorbing molecules. The identification and discrimination of biomolecules which exhibit almost the same spectra has sparked some interest in the last years as it allows real-time, environmental and optical monitoring. Here, we present the last developments using the Fraunhofer IPMS MEMS phase former capable of accomplishing such goals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7209, MEMS Adaptive Optics III, 72090A (23 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.812102
Show Author Affiliations
Ariana Rondi, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Jérôme Extermann, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Stefan M. Weber, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Luigi Bonacina, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Jonathan D. Roslund, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Matthias H. Roth, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Herschel A. Rabitz, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Jean-Pierre Wolf, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7209:
MEMS Adaptive Optics III
Scot S. Olivier; Thomas G. Bifano; Joel A. Kubby, Editor(s)

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