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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13534–13544

High-dynamic-range single-shot cross-correlator based on an optical pulse replicator

Christophe Dorrer, Jake Bromage, and J. D. Zuegel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13534-13544 (2008)

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The operation of a single-shot cross-correlator based on a pulse replicator is described. The correlator uses a discrete sequence of sampling pulses that are nonlinearly mixed with the pulse under test. The combination of a high reflector and partial reflector replicates an optical pulse by multiple internal reflections and generates a sequence of spatially displaced and temporally delayed sampling pulses. This principle is used in a cross-correlator characterizing optical pulses at 1053 nm. A dynamic range higher than 60 dB is obtained over a temporal range larger than 200 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2008
Published: August 19, 2008

Christophe Dorrer, Jake Bromage, and J. D. Zuegel, "High-dynamic-range single-shot cross-correlator based on an optical pulse replicator," Opt. Express 16, 13534-13544 (2008)

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