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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10405–10411

Nano-FROG: Frequency Resolved Optical Gating by a nanometric object

Jerome Extermann, Luigi Bonacina, Francois Courvoisier, Denis Kiselev, Yannick Mugnier, Ronan Le Dantec, Christine Galez, and Jean-Pierre Wolf  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10405-10411 (2008)

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We present a technique to characterize ultrashort pulses at the focal plane of a high numerical aperture objective with unprecedented spatial resolution, by performing a FROG measurement with a single nanocrystal as nonlinear medium. This approach can be extended to develop novel phase-sensitive techniques in laser scanning microscopy, probing the microscopic environment by monitoring phase and amplitude distortions of femtosecond laser pulses.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2008
Published: June 27, 2008

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Jerome Extermann, Luigi Bonacina, Francois Courvoisier, Denis Kiselev, Yannick Mugnier, Ronan Le Dantec, Christine Galez, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, "Nano-FROG: Frequency resolved optical gating by a nanometric object," Opt. Express 16, 10405-10411 (2008)

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