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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2002
  • pp: 5185–5190

Single-shot generation of a sonogram by time gating of a spectrally decomposed ultrashort laser pulse

Dmitriy Panasenko, Pang-Chen Sun, Nikola Alic, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 24, pp. 5185-5190 (2002)

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An experimental technique for single-shot generation of the sonogram of an ultrashort laser pulse is demonstrated. The method is based on the time gating of a spectrally decomposed test signal, transferring its spectral phase into a spatial phase, and the spatial filtering of the signal to produce a sonogram. The technique is evaluated experimentally, producing sonograms for linearly and nonlinearly chirped femtosecond laser pulses. The single-shot technique permits reconstruction of ultrashort pulse complex amplitude profiles and is useful for showing the signal in real time.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2001
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2002
Published: August 20, 2002

Dmitriy Panasenko, Pang-Chen Sun, Nikola Alic, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Single-shot generation of a sonogram by time gating of a spectrally decomposed ultrashort laser pulse," Appl. Opt. 41, 5185-5190 (2002)

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