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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2331–2337

Characterization of spectral phase modulation by classical and polarization spectral interferometry

C. Dorrer and F. Salin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 2331-2337 (1998)

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Spectral-phase modulation in a zero-dispersion line is a powerful method to compress or temporally shape femtosecond pulses. Results of classical spectral interferometry in characterizing and controlling phase modulators are reported. An improvement of spectral interferometry, polarization spectral interferometry, is analyzed and demonstrated for the control of polarized modulators. Possible errors and limitations are asserted. A new scheme for the real-time control of spectral phase modulation in an amplifier laser system is proposed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

C. Dorrer and F. Salin, "Characterization of spectral phase modulation by classical and polarization spectral interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2331-2337 (1998)

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