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Characterization of ultrashort electromagnetic pulses

Ian A. Walmsley and Christophe Dorrer  »View Author Affiliations


Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 308-437 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AOP.1.000308


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Abstract

Ultrafast optics has undergone a revolution in the past two decades, driven by new methods of pulse generation, amplification, manipulation, and measurement. We review the advances made in the latter field over this period, indicating the general principles involved, how these have been implemented in various experimental approaches, and how the most popular methods encode the temporal electric field of a short optical pulse in the measured signal and extract the field from the data.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2009
Published: April 23, 2009

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Ian A. Walmsley and Christophe Dorrer, "Characterization of ultrashort electromagnetic pulses," Adv. Opt. Photon. 1, 308-437 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/aop/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-1-2-308


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