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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 8142–8144

Commercial Semiconductor Devices for Two Photon Absorption Autocorrelation of Ultrashort Light Pulses

D.T. Reid, W. Sibbett, J.M. Dudley, L.P. Barry, B. Thomsen, and J.D. Harvey  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 34, pp. 8142-8144 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.008142


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Abstract

Optical autocorrelation of ultrashort pulses using two photon absorption (TPA) in commercial semiconductor devices provides a convenient, sensitive, and inexpensive alternative to standard techniques using nonlinear crystals. A summary of readily available commercial devices suitable for TPA autocorrelation of picosecond and femtosecond pulses in the near-IR from 0.7–3 μm is presented.

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J.M. Dudley, D.T. Reid, W. Sibbett, L.P. Barry, B. Thomsen, and J.D. Harvey, "Commercial Semiconductor Devices for Two Photon Absorption Autocorrelation of Ultrashort Light Pulses," Appl. Opt. 37, 8142-8144 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-34-8142


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