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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3381–3389

Houxun Miao, Daniel E. Leaird, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3381-3389 (2009)

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We demonstrate a new dual-quadrature spectral shearing interferometry technique appropriate for spectral phase characterization of arbitrary optical waveforms generated by line-by-line shaping of high-repetition-rate (~10 GHz) optical frequency combs. Spectral shearing interferograms are generated through sum-frequency mixing of the frequency comb field with a pair of reference tones generated via intensity modulation of a continuous-wave laser. Although related to the well known SPIDER method, our approach relaxes spectral resolution requirements and operates in a collinear interaction geometry compatible with the use of high sensitivity, aperiodically poled lithium niobate nonlinear waveguide devices.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2009
Published: February 19, 2009

Houxun Miao, Daniel E. Leaird, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Optical arbitrary waveform characterization via dual-quadrature spectral shearing interferometry," Opt. Express 17, 3381-3389 (2009)

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