Intense femtosecond pulse shaping using a fused-silica spatial light modulator

Yu Oishi, Akira Suda, Fumihiko Kannari, Katsumi Midorikawa

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    We present the design concept of a setup of a pulse shaper to be used for high-power femtosecond lasers. The pulse shaper is constructed from a high-damage threshold fused-silica spatial light modulator and a 4-f optical system based on the design concept to avoid optical damage. We have successfully demonstrated a pulse compression of 20 fs, 5 mJ pulses obtained from a 1 kHz repetition rate Ti:sapphire chirped pulse amplification system at an average power of 5 W.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)305-309
    Number of pages5
    JournalOptics Communications
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 15

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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