9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Femtosecond laser pulse shaping using a 4f-pulse shaper

11 Jul 2012, 17:30
20m
Oral Presentation Track C - Photonics Photonics

Speaker

Mr Dirk Spangenberg (Stellenbosch University)

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

A computer controlled Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) in a 4f-geometry has been shown to be a versatile tool for manipulating the amplitude and phase of the spectral components in an ultra short femtosecond laser pulse. In doing so, it is possible to arbitrarily shape a femtosecond laser pulse in time. These shaped pulses have many applications ranging from materials processing to coherent control. This work will focus on explaining the operation and layout of the 4f-pulse shaper, including the functioning of the SLM, and we will present some examples to illustrate the power of this pulse shaping technique.

Apply to be<br> consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

Yes

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Erich Rohwer, egr@sun.ac.za, Stellenbosch University

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

No

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

PhD

Primary author

Mr Dirk Spangenberg (Stellenbosch University)

Co-authors

Erich Rohwer (Stellenbosch University) Pieter Neetling (Stellenbosch University)

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