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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1889–1893

Simultaneous measurement of two different-color ultrashort pulses on a single shot

Tsz Chun Wong, Justin Ratner, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 1889-1893 (2012)

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We experimentally demonstrate the ability of double blind frequency-resolved optical gating to simultaneously measure two independent pulses at very different wavelengths on a single shot. Our device uses polarization-gate geometry, allowing pulses at any two wavelengths and unlimited operating bandwidth. The retrieval algorithm is robust and is capable of ignoring most forms of noise in the measured spectrograms.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2012
Published: July 3, 2012

Tsz Chun Wong, Justin Ratner, and Rick Trebino, "Simultaneous measurement of two different-color ultrashort pulses on a single shot," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1889-1893 (2012)

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