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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 21889–21896

Pulse shaping with birefringent crystals: a tool for quantum metrology

Guillaume Labroille, Olivier Pinel, Nicolas Treps, and Manuel Joffre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 21889-21896 (2013)

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A method for time differentiation based on a Babinet-Soleil-Bravais compensator is introduced. The complex transfer function of the device is measured using polarization spectral interferometry. Time differentiation of both the pulse field and pulse envelope are demonstrated over a spectral width of about 100 THz with a measured overlap with the objective mode greater than 99.8%. This pulse shaping technique is shown to be perfectly suited to time metrology at the quantum limit.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7085) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast information processing

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2013
Published: September 10, 2013

Guillaume Labroille, Olivier Pinel, Nicolas Treps, and Manuel Joffre, "Pulse shaping with birefringent crystals: a tool for quantum metrology," Opt. Express 21, 21889-21896 (2013)

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