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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 8, 2007
  • pp: 242–251

Describing first-order spatio-temporal distortions in ultrashort pulses using normalized parameters

Pablo Gabolde, Dongjoo Lee, Selcuk Akturk, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 242-251 (2007)

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We develop a first-order description of spatio-temporal distortions in ultrashort pulses using normalized parameters that allow for a direct assessment of their severity, and we give intuitive pictures of pulses with different amounts of the various distortions. Also, we provide an experimental example of the use of these parameters in the case of spatial chirp monitored in real-time during the alignment of an amplified laser system.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2006
Published: January 8, 2007

Pablo Gabolde, Dongjoo Lee, Selcuk Akturk, and Rick Trebino, "Describing first-order spatio-temporal distortions in ultrashort pulses using normalized parameters," Opt. Express 15, 242-251 (2007)

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