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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2512–2519

Optical cross-correlator based on supercontinuum generation

Catalin V. Filip, Csaba Tóth, and Wim P. Leemans  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2512-2519 (2006)

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A novel cross-correlator that can be used for temporal characterization of femtosecond laser pulses has been developed. The correlation trace is obtained by “sampling” the structure of the laser pulse with a single, high-contrast pulse produced through femtosecond white-light generation in a line focus. This correlator has, therefore, fewer “ghosts” than a conventional third-order cross-correlator and it can be used with laser pulses that span across a wide wavelength range. Both scanning and single-shot experimental arrangements are described.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Catalin V. Filip, Csaba Tóth, and Wim P. Leemans, "Optical cross-correlator based on supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 14, 2512-2519 (2006)

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