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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 742–756

Pulse-measurement techniques using a single amplitude and phase spectral shaper

Nicolas Forget, Vincent Crozatier, and Thomas Oksenhendler  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 742-756 (2010)

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We investigate, both theoretically and experimentally, the practical use of amplitude and phase pulse shapers to characterize ultrashort optical pulses. Pulse shapers greatly simplify the optical setup required for the SH-FROG and SPIDER measurement techniques, and both methods can even be implemented with a common optical layout. We also introduce, demonstrate, and compare several new interferometric variants of these techniques, which are compatible with a basic setup comprising no more than a pulse shaper, a type I second-harmonic stage, and a spectrometer.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: March 26, 2010

Nicolas Forget, Vincent Crozatier, and Thomas Oksenhendler, "Pulse-measurement techniques using a single amplitude and phase spectral shaper," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 742-756 (2010)

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