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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: A25–A33

Single-frame measurement of the complete spatiotemporal intensity and phase of ultrashort laser pulses using wavelength-multiplexed digital holography

Pablo Gabolde and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. A25-A33 (2008)

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We show that a simple (few-element) arrangement for wavelength-multiplexed digital holography allows the measurement of the electric field E ( x , y , t ) of a femtosecond laser pulse on a single shot. A slightly rotated two-dimensional diffractive optical element and a variable-wavelength filter together generate multiple spectrally resolved digital holograms that are simultaneously captured in a single frame by a digital camera. An additional simultaneous measurement of the spectral phase for a spatially filtered replica of the pulse with frequency-resolved optical gating completes this three-dimensional measurement. An experimental implementation of the technique is presented and its current limitations are discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Measurement of Ultrashort Electromagnetic Pulses

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2008
Published: April 7, 2008

Pablo Gabolde and Rick Trebino, "Single-frame measurement of the complete spatiotemporal intensity and phase of ultrashort laser pulses using wavelength-multiplexed digital holography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, A25-A33 (2008)

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