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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14023–14028

Wide-time-range spectral-shearing interferometry

Hitoshi Tomita and Hajime Nishioka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14023-14028 (2009)

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A long-time-range spectral-shearing interferometry has been demonstrated by frequency mixing with two-color monochromatic fields. Strongly chirped pulses with quadratic and cubic phase distortion have been characterized. A linearly chirped pulse having 2.2 ps (full duration of 6 ps) has been measured with a coaxial two-color field generated by a narrow-gap passive etalon. Substantial extensions in the time range can be expected with a highly coherent two-color source, i.e., frequency stabilized lasers, or two longitudinal modes in the frequency comb.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: April 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2009
Published: July 29, 2009

Hitoshi Tomita and Hajime Nishioka, "Wide-time-range spectral-shearing interferometry," Opt. Express 17, 14023-14028 (2009)

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