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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 742–756

Pulse-measurement techniques using a single amplitude and phase spectral shaper

Nicolas Forget, Vincent Crozatier, and Thomas Oksenhendler  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 742-756 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.000742


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Abstract

We investigate, both theoretically and experimentally, the practical use of amplitude and phase pulse shapers to characterize ultrashort optical pulses. Pulse shapers greatly simplify the optical setup required for the SH-FROG and SPIDER measurement techniques, and both methods can even be implemented with a common optical layout. We also introduce, demonstrate, and compare several new interferometric variants of these techniques, which are compatible with a basic setup comprising no more than a pulse shaper, a type I second-harmonic stage, and a spectrometer.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: March 26, 2010

Citation
Nicolas Forget, Vincent Crozatier, and Thomas Oksenhendler, "Pulse-measurement techniques using a single amplitude and phase spectral shaper," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 742-756 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-4-742


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