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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 19 — Sep. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4423–4429

Self-referenced measurement of the complete electric field of ultrashort pulses

Pablo Gabolde and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 19, pp. 4423-4429 (2004)

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A self-referenced technique based on digital holography and frequency-resolved optical gating is proposed in order to characterize the complete complex electric field E(x,y,z,t) of a train of ultrashort laser pulses. We apply this technique to pulses generated by a mode-locked Ti:Sapphire oscillator and demonstrate that our device reveals and measures common linear spatio-temporal couplings such as spatial chirp and pulse-front tilt.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Original Manuscript: July 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2004
Published: September 20, 2004

Pablo Gabolde and Rick Trebino, "Self-referenced measurement of the complete electric field of ultrashort pulses," Opt. Express 12, 4423-4429 (2004)

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