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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 10125–10131

Simple 3-D characterization of ultrashort laser pulses

F. Théberge, S. M. Sharifi, S. L. Chin, and H. Schröder  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 10125-10131 (2006)

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The space and time distribution of electromagnetic energy is essential information for any laser pulse applications that require precision. Although many instruments quantify the temporal profile of ultrashort laser pulses, they are generally limited to space-averaged measurement. In this work, we present an extremely simple technique to characterize the spatial distribution of fluence, pulse duration and chirp of ultrashort light pulses. This technique is based upon imaging the two-photon fluorescence distribution generated by the laser pulse as it propagates through a dispersive medium. It is expected that this technique will provide to less specialized users a precise in-situ analysis of their ultrashort laser beam.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

F. Théberge, S. M. Sharifi, S. L. Chin, and H. Schröder, "Simple 3-D characterization of ultrashort laser pulses," Opt. Express 14, 10125-10131 (2006)

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