Publications [#234395] of Warren S. Warren

Journal Articles
  1. Hillegas, CW; Tull, JX; Goswami, D; Strickland, D; Warren, WS, Femtosecond laser pulse shaping by use of microsecond radio-frequency pulses, Optics Letters, vol. 19 no. 10 (May, 1994), pp. 737-737 [doi] .

    In this paper, a method for modulating femtosecond pulses was presented, using microsecond rf pulses in an acousto-optic modulator (AOM). It was demonstrated that an AOM at the line focus of a zero-dispersion grating pair furnished convenient and powerful capabilities for femtosecond pulse shaping. In comparison with current methods, this approach has the advantages of faster update times, no pixel gaps, high isolation, and simple calibration. It was also better suited for application with existing commercial components. Experimental data were provided that exhibited effective modulation and discussed the possible ultimate capacities and limitations.