Applied Physics B

, Volume 72, Issue 3, pp 373–376

Few-cycle optical waveform synthesis

  • A. Poppe
  • R. Holzwarth
  • A. Apolonski
  • G. Tempea
  • Ch. Spielmann
  • T.W. Hänsch
  • F. Krausz
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DOI: 10.1007/s003400000526

Cite this article as:
Poppe, A., Holzwarth, R., Apolonski, A. et al. Appl Phys B (2001) 72: 373. doi:10.1007/s003400000526

Abstract.

We demonstrate cycle-slip-free electronic control of the carrier-envelope phase evolution of few-femtosecond light pulses, optical access to its sub-cycle fluctuations and suppression of the amplitude noise of a mode-locked laser by phase control. As a result, few-cycle light waveforms can now be synthesized with electric and magnetic fields reproducible to within a known phase error (<0.3 rad) and an unprecedentedly low amplitude error (<3%). The exploration of phase-sensitive light–matter interactions can be tackled.

PACS: 42.65.Re; 42.65.Ky; 42.25.Bs; 32.80.-t; 52.35.Mw

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Poppe
    • 1
  • R. Holzwarth
    • 2
  • A. Apolonski
    • 1
  • G. Tempea
    • 1
  • Ch. Spielmann
    • 1
  • T.W. Hänsch
    • 2
  • F. Krausz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Photonik, Technische Universität Wien, Gusshausstrasse 27, 1040 Wien, AustriaAT
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Strasse 1, 85748 Garching, GermanyDE
  3. 3.Institute of Automation and Electrometry, SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, RussiaRU