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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22358–22365

Preservation of the carrier envelope phase during cross-polarized wave generation

K. Osvay, L. Canova, C. Durfee, A. P. Kovács, Á. Börzsönyi, O. Albert, and R. Lopez Martens  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22358-22365 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.022358


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Abstract

The preservation of carrier envelope phase (CEP) during Cross-Polarized Wave Generation (XPWG) is demonstrated through two independent experiments based on the spatially and spectrally resolved interference fringes formed by the XPW beam and its fundamental. In a first measurement, we found that the vertical fringe position on the spatial detector was maintained over many consecutive laser shots, implying practically no change in relative CEP between the XPW and the fundamental. In a second experiment, we measured the change in relative CEP between the XPW and fundamental beam by systematically varying the amount of material dispersion inside the XPW arm of the interferometer. The recorded rate of relative phase change was in excellent agreement with the theoretical value.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2009
Published: November 23, 2009

Citation
K. Osvay, L. Canova, C. Durfee, A. P. Kovács, Á. Börzsönyi, O. Albert, and R. Lopez Martens, "Preservation of the carrier envelope phase
during cross-polarized wave generation," Opt. Express 17, 22358-22365 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-25-22358


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