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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1997
  • pp: 3421–3424

Measurement of 160-fs, 248-nm pulses by two-photon fluorescence in fused-silica crystals

Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, W. Andreas Schroeder, Keith Boyer, James W. Longworth, Armon McPherson, and Charles K. Rhodes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 3421-3424 (1997)

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Measurements of 160-fs, 248-nm ultrashort pulses are obtained through a two-photon fluorescence measurement based on the two-photon-induced color-center fluorescence in fused-silica crystals. The method proved to be reliable and advantageous in comparison with two-photon fluorescence techniques employing other materials, both solid state and gaseous.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 8, 1996
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 1996
Published: May 20, 1997

Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, W. Andreas Schroeder, Keith Boyer, James W. Longworth, Armon McPherson, and Charles K. Rhodes, "Measurement of 160-fs, 248-nm pulses by two-photon fluorescence in fused-silica crystals," Appl. Opt. 36, 3421-3424 (1997)

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