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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2559–2564

Interference between stretched and original pulses

Meir Werdiger, Shalom Eliezer, Benjamin Arad, Yossef Horowitz, Shlomo Maman, and Zohar Henis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 2559-2564 (2000)

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An off-axis holographic recording method for fast-moving objects that has a time resolution of several picoseconds and a large depth of field is suggested. Two different but mutually coherent laser pulses, the original pulse (20 ps) and a stretched pulse (60 ps), are interfered. The short pulse determines the resolution, and the stretched pulse increases the field depth. Interference patterns between the short and the expanded pulses, for λ = 1.064 µm and λ = 0.532 µm, are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1999
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2000
Published: June 1, 2000

Meir Werdiger, Shalom Eliezer, Benjamin Arad, Yossef Horowitz, Shlomo Maman, and Zohar Henis, "Interference between stretched and original pulses," Appl. Opt. 39, 2559-2564 (2000)

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