Paper A24

Experimental Demonstration of Pulse Shaping and Shortening by Spatial Filtering of an Induced-Phase-Modulated Probe Wave

A. Dreischuh, I. Buchvarov, E. Eugenieva, A. Iliev, and S. Dinev


An asymmetrically induced phase modulation resulting in an intensity-dependent spatial beam deflection and a subsequent spatial filtering have been used for all-optical pulse shaping and shortening. A compression factor of eight and controllable symmetrical super-Gaussian pulses and pulse trains have been observed in a good agreement with previous analyses in a pump-probe beam configuration.