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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. 28, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2718–2725

Characterization of polarization shaped ultraviolet femtosecond laser pulses

Marco Thomas Seidel, Zhengyang Zhang, Suxia Yan, Kym Lewis Wells, and Howe-Siang Tan  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 2718-2725 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.002718


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Abstract

We present full vector-field characterization of amplitude, phase, and polarization controlled femtosecond laser pulses in the ultraviolet (UV) with a method termed DFG-XTURTLE. It combines the recently developed technique of tomographic ultrafast retrieval of transverse light E-fields (TURTLE) with the well-established cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (XFROG) amplitude and phase retrieval algorithm. Three individual linear projections at 0 ° , 45 ° , and 90 ° of the vector-shaped field in the UV are frequency mixed with a well-characterized reference field at 800 nm and the generated frequency-resolved difference-frequency cross correlations in the visible are analyzed with a standard XFROG algorithm. The TURTLE search algorithm then establishes the full vector field of the UV pulses by finding the correct phase relationship between the 0 ° and 90 ° projections to reconstruct the projection at 45 ° . To retrieve the interpulse phase of temporally well-separated pulses, additional spectra must be taken. The handedness of shaped pulses can also be assigned with additional measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2011
Published: October 21, 2011

Citation
Marco Thomas Seidel, Zhengyang Zhang, Suxia Yan, Kym Lewis Wells, and Howe-Siang Tan, "Characterization of polarization shaped ultraviolet femtosecond laser pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2718-2725 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-11-2718


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