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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: A17–A24

Two-dimensional spectral shearing interferometry resolved in time for ultrashort optical pulse characterization

Mickaël Lelek, Frédéric Louradour, Alain Barthélémy, Claude Froehly, Tigran Mansourian, Levon Mouradian, Jean-Paul Chambaret, Gilles Chériaux, and Brigitte Mercier  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. A17-A24 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.000A17


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Abstract

We present a new scheme for coherent measurement of ultrashort optical pulses that relies on spectral shearing interferometry combined with all-optical time gating. The spectral phase is encoded along a temporal coordinate resulting in a two-dimensional (2D) self-referenced and self-calibrating set of data. The method works without time delay between the two interfering signals. The pulse amplitude and phase are reconstructed with a high signal-to-noise ratio using a direct algorithm that applies a Fourier transform (FT) to the 2D recorded interference pattern. Characterization of low-energy, high-repetition-rate femtosecond pulses of various shapes and validation of a single-shot operation are reported.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Measurement of Ultrashort Electromagnetic Pulses

History
Original Manuscript: November 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2008
Published: April 7, 2008

Citation
Mickaël Lelek, Frédéric Louradour, Alain Barthélémy, Claude Froehly, Tigran Mansourian, Levon Mouradian, Jean-Paul Chambaret, Gilles Chériaux, and Brigitte Mercier, "Two-dimensional spectral shearing interferometry resolved in time for ultrashort optical pulse characterization," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, A17-A24 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-6-A17


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