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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3058–3068

Impact of high-frequency spectral phase modulation on the temporal profile of short optical pulses

Christophe Dorrer and Jake Bromage  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3058-3068 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.003058


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Abstract

The impact of high-frequency spectral phase modulation on the temporal intensity of optical pulses is derived analytically and simulated in two different regimes. The temporal contrast of an optical pulse close to the Fourier-transform limit is degraded by a pedestal related to the power spectral density of the spectral phase modulation. When the optical pulse is highly chirped, its intensity modulation is directly related to the spectral phase variations with a transfer function depending on the second-order dispersion of the chirped pulse. The metrology of the spectral phase of an optical pulse using temporal-intensity measurements performed after chirping the pulse is studied. The effect of spatial averaging is also discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2008
Published: February 20, 2008

Citation
Christophe Dorrer and Jake Bromage, "Impact of high-frequency spectral phase modulation on the temporal profile of short optical pulses," Opt. Express 16, 3058-3068 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-3058


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