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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 19 — Sep. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4483–4489

Extremely simple device for measuring 1.5-μm ultrashort laser pulses

Selcuk Akturk, Mark Kimmel, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 19, pp. 4483-4489 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.004483


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Abstract

We have demonstrated an experimentally very simple and sensitive GRENOUILLE device for measuring the intensity and phase vs. time and spatio-temporal distortions of 100-fs to few-ps 1.5-μm pulses using the nonlinear-optical crystal Proustite. We show that the dispersive and nonlinear-optical characteristics of Proustite are critical for achieving very simple and reliable measurements of such pulses from fiber lasers and optical parametric amplifiers.

© 2004 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: August 24, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2004
Published: September 20, 2004

Citation
Selcuk Akturk, Mark Kimmel, and Rick Trebino, "Extremely simple device for measuring 1.5-µm ultrashort laser pulses," Opt. Express 12, 4483-4489 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-19-4483


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