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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 2, 2012
  • pp: 688–697

Simultaneous compression and characterization of ultrashort laser pulses using chirped mirrors and glass wedges

Miguel Miranda, Thomas Fordell, Cord Arnold, Anne L’Huillier, and Helder Crespo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 688-697 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.000688


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Abstract

We present a simple and robust technique to retrieve the phase of ultrashort laser pulses, based on a chirped mirror and glass wedges compressor. It uses the compression system itself as a diagnostic tool, thereby making unnecessary the use of complementary diagnostic tools. We used this technique to compress and characterize 7.1 fs laser pulses from an ultrafast laser oscillator.

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OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2011
Published: December 23, 2011

Citation
Miguel Miranda, Thomas Fordell, Cord Arnold, Anne L’Huillier, and Helder Crespo, "Simultaneous compression and characterization of ultrashort laser pulses using chirped mirrors and glass wedges," Opt. Express 20, 688-697 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-1-688


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