OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2003
  • pp: 68–78

Measuring spatial chirp in ultrashort pulses using single-shot Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating

Selcuk Akturk, Mark Kimmel, Patrick O’Shea, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 68-78 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.000068


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (825 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We show that the spatio-temporal distortion, spatial chirp, is naturally and easily measured by single-shot versions of second-harmonic generation frequency-resolved optical gating (SHG FROG) (including the extremely simple version, GRENOUILLE). While SHG FROG traces are ordinarily symmetrical, a pulse with spatial chirp yields a trace with a shear that is approximately twice the pulse spatial chirp. As a result, the trace shear unambiguously reveals both the magnitude and sign of the pulse spatial chirp. The effects of spatial chirp can then be removed from the trace and the intensity and phase vs. time also retrieved, yielding a full description of the spatially chirped pulse in space and time.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2002
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2003
Published: January 13, 2003

Citation
Selcuk Akturk, Mark Kimmel, Patrick O'Shea, and Rick Trebino, "Measuring spatial chirp in ultrashort pulses using single-shot Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating," Opt. Express 11, 68-78 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-1-68


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. P. O'Shea, M. Kimmel, X. Gu, and R. Trebino, �??Highly simplified ultrashort pulse measurement,�?? Opt. Lett. 26, 932-934 (2001). [CrossRef]
  2. R. Trebino, Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating: The Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002). [CrossRef]
  3. A. G. Kostenbauder, �??Ray-Pulse Matrices: A Rational Treatment for Dispersive Optical Systems,�?? IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1148-1157 (1990). [CrossRef]
  4. B. S. Prade, J. M. Schins, E. T. J. Nibbering, M. A. Franco and A. Mysyrowicz, �??A simple method for the determination of the intensity and phase of ultrashort optical pulses,�?? Opt. Commun. 113, 79-84 (1994). [CrossRef]
  5. C. Iaconis, C., I.A. Walmsley, �??Self-referencing spectral interferometry for measuring ultrashort optical pulses," J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501-509 (1999). [CrossRef]
  6. C. Dorrer, E.M. Kosik, I.A. Walmsley, �??Spatio-temporal characterization of the electric field of ultrashort optical pulses using two-dimensional shearing interferometry,�?? Appl. Phys. B 74 [Suppl.], S209-S217 (2002). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited