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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 13131–13141

Measuring pulse-front tilt in ultrashort pulse laser beams without ambiguity of its sign using single-shot tilted pulse-front autocorrelator

Avnish Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Kumar Patidar, Manchi Raghuramaiah, Prasad Anant Naik, and Parshotam Dass Gupta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 13131-13141 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.013131


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Abstract

The measurement of pulse-front tilt (PFT) in ultrashort pulse laser beams, without ambiguity of its sign, has been carried out using an in-house built single-shot tilted pulse-front autocorrelator (TPFAC) based on second harmonic generation in non-linear crystal. The experiment is carried out for the beam propagation through a single prism and a pair of prisms. Expressions of PFT angle have been derived to account for beam size, beam propagation effects and for arbitrary incidence of the laser beam. The measured PFT angles were found in accordance with theoretically calculated values. The calculated sensitivity of TPFAC is found to be larger than that offered by the other techniques.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

Citation
Avnish K. Sharma, Rajesh Kumar Patidar, Manchi Raghuramaiah, Prasad Anant Naik, and Parshotam Dass Gupta, "Measuring pulse-front tilt in ultrashort pulse laser beams without ambiguity of its sign using single-shot tilted pulse-front autocorrelator," Opt. Express 14, 13131-13141 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-26-13131


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