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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2064–2074

Tailoring the phase-matching function for ultrashort pulse characterization by spectral shearing interferometry

S.-P. Gorza, A. S. Radunsky, P. Wasylczyk, and I. A. Walmsley  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2064-2074 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.002064


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Abstract

Sum-frequency generation using spectrally asymmetric type II phase matching enables significant simplifications in spectral shearing interferometry as applied for ultrashort optical pulse measurements. We present analytical and numerical models of broadband sum-frequency wave mixing essential to understand the underlying effects. We discuss spectral and temporal limits of the method together with various aspects of experimental implementation: optimization of the retrieval algorithm, calibration procedures, and extension to different spectral regions of particular interest with other crystals.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2007
Published: July 30, 2007

Citation
S.-P. Gorza, A. S. Radunsky, P. Wasylczyk, and I. A. Walmsley, "Tailoring the phase-matching function for ultrashort pulse characterization by spectral shearing interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2064-2074 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-9-2064


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