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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26184–26195

Highly sensitive dispersion measurement of a high-power passive optical resonator using spatial-spectral interferometry

Ioachim Pupeza, Xun Gu, Ernst Fill, Tino Eidam, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann, Ferenc Krausz, and Thomas Udem  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26184-26195 (2010)

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We apply spatially and spectrally resolved interferometry to measure the complex ratio between the field circulating inside a high-finesse femtosecond enhancement cavity and the seeding field. Our simple and highly sensitive method enables the measurement of single-round-trip group delay dispersion of a fully loaded cavity at resonance for the first time. Group delay dispersion can be determined with a reproducibility better than 1 fs2 allowing the investigation of nonlinear processes triggered by the high intracavity power. The required data acquisition time is less than 1 s.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2010
Published: December 1, 2010

Ioachim Pupeza, Xun Gu, Ernst Fill, Tino Eidam, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann, Ferenc Krausz, and Thomas Udem, "Highly sensitive dispersion measurement of a high-power passive optical resonator using spatial-spectral interferometry," Opt. Express 18, 26184-26195 (2010)

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