OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2002
  • pp: 165–168

Characterization of self-phase modulated ultrashort optical pulses by spectral phase interferometry

Shixiang Xu, Bruno Lavorel, Oliver Faucher, and Roland Chaux  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 165-168 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.000165


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (134 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We present the procedure for measuring self-phase modulation of ultrashort laser pulses focused in gases by use of the spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER) technique. We tested the device, which employs a noncollinear type I frequency mixing scheme, by measuring the phase induced by group-velocity dispersion either in a piece of glass or in the compressor of the laser system. Both results were validated by comparison with the expected values. The phase that resulted from self-phase modulation in H2 gas or atmospheric air was then measured and compared with calculations based on a Gaussian beam assumption. A new estimate of the nonlinear index of refraction of H2 at 800 nm was deduced. The data recorded in atmospheric air are in good agreement with the reported value of the nonlinear index measured with spectral methods.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

Citation
Shixiang Xu, Bruno Lavorel, Oliver Faucher, and Roland Chaux, "Characterization of self-phase modulated ultrashort optical pulses by spectral phase interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 165-168 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-1-165

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited