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Title: Frequency-to-time optical arbitrary waveform generator

Abstract

We introduce a novel optical arbitrary waveform generator that can create transform-limited ps-scale features over long (>300  ps) records. This has possible applications for controlling and/or mitigating laser–plasma interactions, laser machining, and studies of molecular dynamics. The technique works by patterning the spectrum of a short pulse and optically transforming this spectral pattern to the time domain via a 𝜒 (2)-based frequency-to-time converter. We derive the theory of operation and present experimental results showing 4 ps resolution and 330 ps record length.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1530683
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1523302
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-771042
Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592; OPLEDP; 962109
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Mittelberger, D. E., Muir, R. D., Hamamoto, M. Y., Prantil, M. A., and Heebner, J. E. Frequency-to-time optical arbitrary waveform generator. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1364/OL.44.002863.
Mittelberger, D. E., Muir, R. D., Hamamoto, M. Y., Prantil, M. A., & Heebner, J. E. Frequency-to-time optical arbitrary waveform generator. United States. doi:10.1364/OL.44.002863.
Mittelberger, D. E., Muir, R. D., Hamamoto, M. Y., Prantil, M. A., and Heebner, J. E. Thu . "Frequency-to-time optical arbitrary waveform generator". United States. doi:10.1364/OL.44.002863.
@article{osti_1530683,
title = {Frequency-to-time optical arbitrary waveform generator},
author = {Mittelberger, D. E. and Muir, R. D. and Hamamoto, M. Y. and Prantil, M. A. and Heebner, J. E.},
abstractNote = {We introduce a novel optical arbitrary waveform generator that can create transform-limited ps-scale features over long (>300  ps) records. This has possible applications for controlling and/or mitigating laser–plasma interactions, laser machining, and studies of molecular dynamics. The technique works by patterning the spectrum of a short pulse and optically transforming this spectral pattern to the time domain via a 𝜒(2)-based frequency-to-time converter. We derive the theory of operation and present experimental results showing 4 ps resolution and 330 ps record length.},
doi = {10.1364/OL.44.002863},
journal = {Optics Letters},
number = 11,
volume = 44,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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