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An adaptive pulse compressor is described, especially for use with ultrashort pulses, wherein the input pulses are modified in an iterative fashion, according to a feedback signal obtained from measurement of the output pulses. The feedback signal is programmed, by means of a programmable spatial light modulator, to allow for independent control of the individual spectral components of the incoming pulses, such that almost arbitrary phase functions can be realized to accomplish efficient compression. One of the main disadvantages associated with prior art pulse compressors, namely, the need for characterization of the uncompressed pulses, is thus eliminated. The compressor is thus capable of handling completely uncharacterized or from time varying sources.

Title
Adaptive pulse compressor
Application Number
9/85293
Publication Number
6327068 (B1)
Application Date
May 27, 1998
Publication Date
December 4, 2001
Inventor
Dvir Yelin
Kibbutz Merom Golan
US
Doron Meshulach
Ramat Gan
US
Yaron Silberberg
Rehovot
US
Agent
Ladas & Parry
US
Assignee
Yeda Research and Development
US
IPC
G02B 26/00
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