Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(1), 168-188; doi:10.3390/app3010168
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Linear Electro Optic Effect for High Repetition Rate Carrier Envelope Phase Control of Ultra Short Laser Pulses

Received: 3 December 2012; in revised form: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 19 February 2013 / Published: 26 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ultraintense Ultrashort Pulse Lasers)
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Abstract: This paper is devoted to analyzing the principle and applications of the linear electro-optic (EO) effect for the control of the carrier-envelope-phase (CEP). We introduce and detail here an original method, which relies on the use of an EO dispersive prism pair in a compressor-like configuration. We show that, by choosing an adequate geometry, it is possible to shift the CEP without changing the group delay (isochronous carrier-envelope-phase shifter) or change the induced group delay without varying the CEP. According to our calculations, when applying an electric field around 400 V/cm to the rubidium titanyle phosphate (RTP) prisms in a double pass configuration (2 × 40 mm total length), one obtains a CEP shift of π rad at 800 nm without inducing a group delay. In contrast, this CEP shift is obtained for an electric field around 1.4 kV/cm in a RTP rectangular slab of the same total length and, in this case, the group delay is of the order of a few fs.
Keywords: electro-optic; carrier-envelope-phase; ultrafast optics; prism compressor; group delay; dispersion
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Gobert, O.; Rovera, D.; Mennerat, G.; Comte, M. Linear Electro Optic Effect for High Repetition Rate Carrier Envelope Phase Control of Ultra Short Laser Pulses. Appl. Sci. 2013, 3, 168-188.

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Gobert O, Rovera D, Mennerat G, Comte M. Linear Electro Optic Effect for High Repetition Rate Carrier Envelope Phase Control of Ultra Short Laser Pulses. Applied Sciences. 2013; 3(1):168-188.

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Gobert, Olivier; Rovera, Daniele; Mennerat, Gabriel; Comte, Michel. 2013. "Linear Electro Optic Effect for High Repetition Rate Carrier Envelope Phase Control of Ultra Short Laser Pulses." Appl. Sci. 3, no. 1: 168-188.

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