Applied Physics B

, Volume 96, Issue 4, pp 757–761

Characterization of a MEMS-based pulse-shaping device in the deep ultraviolet

  • A. Rondi
  • J. Extermann
  • L. Bonacina
  • S. M. Weber
  • J.-P. Wolf
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3548-2

Cite this article as:
Rondi, A., Extermann, J., Bonacina, L. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2009) 96: 757. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3548-2

Abstract

We describe the implementation and characterization of a micro-mirror-array set-up based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) technology for femtosecond pulse shaping in the deep UV. We demonstrate its capability of re-compressing spectrally broadened UV pulses with a closed-loop approach based on a genetic algorithm. A single-shot synchronization scheme, taking advantage of the limited duty cycle of the device and allowing on-line correction of the signal, is described. The second dimension of the MEMS chip can be used to partially reduce the spatial chirp of the beam.

PACS

37.10.Jk 07.10.Cm 33.20.Lg 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rondi
    • 1
  • J. Extermann
    • 1
  • L. Bonacina
    • 1
  • S. M. Weber
    • 1
  • J.-P. Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Genève, GAP-BiophotonicsGeneva 4Switzerland

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