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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 9804–9809

Spatiotemporal Amplitude and Phase Retrieval of Bessel-X pulses using a Hartmann-Shack Sensor.

F. Bonaretti, D. Faccio, M. Clerici, J. Biegert, and P. Di Trapani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 9804-9809 (2009)

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We propose a new experimental technique, which allows for a complete characterization of ultrashort optical pulses both in space and in time. Combining the well-known Frequency-Resolved-Optical-Gating technique for the retrieval of the temporal profile of the pulse with a measurement of the near-field made with an Hartmann-Shack sensor, we are able to retrieve the spatiotemporal amplitude and phase profile of a Bessel-X pulse. By following the pulse evolution along the propagation direction we highlight the superluminal propagation of the pulse peak.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2009
Published: May 27, 2009

F. Bonaretti, D. Faccio, M. Clerici, J. Biegert, and P. Di Trapani, "Spatiotemporal Amplitude and Phase Retrieval of Bessel-X pulses using a Hartmann-Shack Sensor," Opt. Express 17, 9804-9809 (2009)

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