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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 663–667

Wave-front measurements of terawatt-class ultrashort laser pulses by the Fresnel phase-retrieval method

Shinichi Matsuoka and Koichi Yamakawa  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 663-667 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.000663


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Abstract

We demonstrate single-shot wave-front measurements of high-peak-power 100-fs laser pulses using the Fresnel phase-retrieval method. The wave fronts are reconstructed from only two intensity distributions at two planes along the optical axis and are measured by means of simple charge-coupled-device cameras. Wave fronts of a terawatt-class laser pulse are measured to be better than 0.36λ, peak to valley, when compared with the measured far-field intensity distributions of the beam.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Shinichi Matsuoka and Koichi Yamakawa, "Wave-front measurements of terawatt-class ultrashort laser pulses by the Fresnel phase-retrieval method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 663-667 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-4-663


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