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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1980
  • pp: 534–541

Autocorrelation of laser pulses by optical processing of Fabry-Perot spectrograms

B. Colombeau, C. Froehly, and M. Vampouille  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 534-541 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.19.000534


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Abstract

This paper describes the principles and experimental implementation of a new optical technique based on Fourier analysis for second-order statistics of short coherent light pulses. Using only passive filtering operations, we obtained images of the autocorrelation functions of the optical fields of light pulses, derived from mode-locked Nd:YAG laser pulses, with 40-psec to 4-nsec duration. An application of the method to a shaped sequence of 40-psec pulses is reported.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 1979
Published: February 15, 1980

Citation
B. Colombeau, C. Froehly, and M. Vampouille, "Autocorrelation of laser pulses by optical processing of Fabry-Perot spectrograms," Appl. Opt. 19, 534-541 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-19-4-534


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