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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 partially characterized input pulses, or pulses from time varying sources.

Title
Adaptive pulse compressor
Application Number
10/2016
Publication Number
6621613 (B2)
Application Date
November 15, 2001
Publication Date
September 16, 2003
Inventor
Dvir Yelin
Kibbutz Merom Golan
US
Doron Meshulach
Ramat Gan
US
Yaron Silberberg
Rehovot
US
Agent
Ladas and Parry
US
Assignee
Yeda Research and Development
US
IPC
G02F 1/01
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