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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2003
  • pp: 79–80

Comment on: Novel method for ultrashort laser pulse-width measurement based on the self-diffraction effect

Christophe Dorrer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 79-80 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.000079


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Abstract

A new technique for the measurement of the pulse-width of ultrashort optical pulses has been recently proposed[1]. I argue in this comment that such a technique is unable to get any temporal information on an ultrashort pulse, based on the absence of a time-non-stationary element in the proposed setup.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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History
Original Manuscript: October 17, 2002
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2002
Published: January 13, 2003

Citation
Christophe Dorrer, "Comment on: Novel method for ultrashort laser pulse-width measurement based on the selfdiffraction effect," Opt. Express 11, 79-80 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-1-79


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