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Applied Physics B

, 89:553 | Cite as

Field control in the tight focus of polarization-shaped laser pulses

  • C. Spindler
  • W. Pfeiffer
  • T. BrixnerEmail author
Article

Abstract

We show through simulations how to control the spatial field distribution of a tightly focused Gaussian beam of polarization-shaped femtosecond laser pulses. The field in the focus is calculated employing a decomposition into plane-wave components with appropriate incidence angles. Both polarization directions of the shaped pulse are treated separately and then superposed coherently. The incident polarization shape can be used to control the spatial and temporal evolution of the longitudinal field component.

Keywords

Laser Pulse Focal Plane Polarization Component Spatial Light Modulator Spectral Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Physikalische ChemieUniversität WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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