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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Mar. 25, 2009
  • pp: 158–165

Characterization of Supercontinuum and Ultraviolet Pulses by Using XFROG

Baatarchuluun Tsermaa, Byung-Kwan Yang, Myung-Whun Kim, and Jin-Seung Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 158-165 (2009)

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We present cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (XFROG) measurements of supercontinuum pulses generated by using a photonic crystal fiber (PCF), and ultraviolet (UV) pulses generated by frequency doubling of infrared ultra-short pulses. Since supercontinuum pulses have broad spectra, XFROG measurement typically requires using an extremely thin nonlinear crystal which has a thickness of sub-ten microns. Instead of using such a thin crystal, we employed a relatively thick crystal which was mounted on a galvanometer in order to achieve a phase-matching over the whole spectral bandwidth of the supercontinuum pulses by a crystal-dithering technique. Experimental results of the retrieved phase and intensity were in fair agreement with the independently measured data.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2009
Published: March 25, 2009

Baatarchuluun Tsermaa, Byung-Kwan Yang, Myung-Whun Kim, and Jin-Seung Kim, "Characterization of Supercontinuum and Ultraviolet Pulses by Using XFROG," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 13, 158-165 (2009)

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