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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 12961–12968

Phase resolved interferometric spectral modulation (PRISM) for ultrafast pulse measurement and compression

Tsai-wei Wu, Jianyong Tang, Bassam Hajj, and Meng Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 12961-12968 (2011)

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We show through experiments and simulations that parallel phase modulation, a technique developed in the field of adaptive optics, can be employed to quickly determine the spectral phase profile of ultrafast laser pulses and to perform phase compensation as well as pulse shaping. Different from many existing ultrafast pulse measurement methods, the technique reported here requires no spectrum measurements of nonlinear signals. Instead, the power of nonlinear signals is used directly to quickly measure the spectral phase, a convenient feature for applications such as two-photon fluorescence microscopy. The method is found to work with both smooth and even completely random distortions. The experimental results are verified with MIIPS measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

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Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2011
Published: June 20, 2011

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Tsai-wei Wu, Jianyong Tang, Bassam Hajj, and Meng Cui, "Phase resolved interferometric spectral modulation (PRISM) for ultrafast pulse measurement and compression," Opt. Express 19, 12961-12968 (2011)

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