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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Feb. 23, 2004
  • pp: 574–581

Sub femto-joule sensitive single-shot OPA-XFROG and its application in study of white-light supercontinuum generation

Jing-Yuan Zhang, Chao-Kuei Lee, J. Y. Huang, and Ci-Ling Pan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 574-581 (2004)

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We report a new design of single-shot cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (XFROG) with sub femto-joule sensitivity for complete field characterization of ultrashort optical pulse using a 400-nm-pumped type-I noncollinear optical parametric amplifier. Optical parametric gain as high as 108 with 0.8–0.9 femto-joules sensitivity had been demonstrated with an un-cooled CCD in this study. The experimental FROG traces have been successfully retrieved with an error no worse than 0.0014. The device had been to be useful for studying the generation mechanism of white-light supercontinuum (WLS).

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Original Manuscript: November 4, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2004
Published: February 23, 2004

Jing-Yuan Zhang, Chao-Kuei Lee, J. Huang, and Ci-Ling Pan, "Sub femto-joule sensitive single-shot OPA-XFROG and its application in study of white-light supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 12, 574-581 (2004)

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