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Title: Kilohertz generation of high contrast polarization states for visible femtosecond pulses via phase-locked acousto-optic pulse shapers

We present a detailed analysis of a setup capable of arbitrary amplitude, phase, and polarization shaping of broadband visible femtosecond pulses at 1 kHz via a pair of actively phase stabilized acousto-optic programmable dispersive filters arranged in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer geometry. The setup features phase stability values around λ/225 at 580 nm as well as degrees of polarization of at least 0.9 for any polarization state. Both numbers are important metrics to evaluate a setup's potential for applications based on polarization-shaped femtosecond pulses, such as fully coherent multi-dimensional electronic spectroscopy.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B8 (Canada)
  2. Fastlite, 1900 route des Crêtes, 06560 Valbonne (France)
  3. Fastlite, Centre Scientifique d'Orsay, Bât.503, Plateau du Moulon, BP 45 Orsay (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489454
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AMPLITUDES; FILTERS; KHZ RANGE 01-100; MACH-ZEHNDER INTERFEROMETER; METRICS; PHASE STABILITY; POLARIZATION; PULSE SHAPERS; PULSES; SPECTROSCOPY