Through experiments, we demonstrate accurate pulse shaping of femtosecond optical pulses in both amplitude and phase, prior to chirped pulse amplification. The nonlinear transfer function of the amplifier was compensated with feedback control referring to the amplified pulse shape measured by frequency resolved optical gating (FROG) or temporal analysis, by dispersing a pair of light e fields (TADPOLE). In FROG-referring control, the pulse shaper is adaptively controlled using a control index calculated from the two-dimensional FROG trace image, while in TADPOLE-referring control, the shaping phase-mask is corrected only a few times using the reconstructed spectrum phase of the output pulse. The performance and limitations of pre-shaping systems are discussed by comparing two pulse shaper devices, namely a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator and an acoustic optical phase dispersion filter, two pulse measurement techniques, and two feedback control schemes.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2004 4月|
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