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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2363–2369

Analysis of the measurement of polarization-shaped ultrashort laser pulses by tomographic ultrafast retrieval of transverse light E fields

Lina Xu, Philip Schlup, Omid Masihzadeh, Randy A. Bartels, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. 2363-2369 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.002363


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Abstract

We consider in detail the technique of tomographic ultrafast retrieval of transverse light E fields (TURTLE) for measuring the evolution of an arbitrary, potentially complex, and ultrashort laser pulse’s intensity-and-phase and polarization-state evolutions in time. TURTLE involves making three ultrashort-pulse measurements using established single-polarization pulse-measurement techniques. Two of the measurements are of the pulse’s orthogonal linear polarizations (e.g., horizontal and vertical) and the third occurs for an arbitrary additional polarization angle (e.g., 45°). If the field projections are measured using second-harmonic-generation frequency-resolved optical gating, we demonstrate that a simple optimization can accurately and reliably retrieve the time-dependent polarization state, even for very complex polarization-shaped pulses.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(260.7120) Physical optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2009
Published: November 18, 2009

Citation
Lina Xu, Philip Schlup, Omid Masihzadeh, Randy A. Bartels, and Rick Trebino, "Analysis of the measurement of polarization-shaped ultrashort laser pulses by tomographic ultrafast retrieval of transverse light E fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2363-2369 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-12-2363

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