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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 19 — Sep. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4399–4410

Pulse-front tilt caused by spatial and temporal chirp

Selcuk Akturk, Xun Gu, Erik Zeek, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 19, pp. 4399-4410 (2004)

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Pulse-front tilt in an ultrashort laser pulse is generally considered to be a direct consequence of, and equivalent to, angular dispersion. We show, however, that, while this is true for certain types of pulse fields, simultaneous temporal chirp and spatial chirp also yield pulse-front tilt, even in the absence of angular dispersion. We verify this effect experimentally using GRENOUILLE.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2004
Published: September 20, 2004

Selcuk Akturk, Xun Gu, Erik Zeek, and Rick Trebino, "Pulse-front tilt caused by spatial and temporal chirp," Opt. Express 12, 4399-4410 (2004)

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