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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Oct. 29, 2007
  • pp: 14348–14354

Moving picture recording and observation of three-dimensional image of femtosecond light pulse propagation

Toshihiro Kubota, Kazunari Komai, Masatomo Yamagiwa, and Yasuhiro Awatsuji  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14348-14354 (2007)

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We recorded and observed, for the first time, three-dimensional image of femtosecond light pulse propagation as continuous moving picture using light-in-flight recording by holography. We present the moving pictures of collimated and converging light pulses and some images extracted from them. We also discussed inherent feature appearing in the images. Such a discussion is essential to determine the actual shape of the propagating light pulse. This technique provides the means for observation of a temporally and spatially continuous moving picture of light itself and also enables the analysis of various kinds of ultrafast phenomena.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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Original Manuscript: August 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2007
Published: October 16, 2007

Toshihiro Kubota, Kazunari Komai, Masatomo Yamagiwa, and Yasuhiro Awatsuji, "Moving picture recording and observation of three-dimensional image of femtosecond light pulse propagation," Opt. Express 15, 14348-14354 (2007)

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