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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 18732–18743

Characterization of broadband few-cycle laser pulses with the d-scan technique

Miguel Miranda, Cord L. Arnold, Thomas Fordell, Francisco Silva, Benjamín Alonso, Rosa Weigand, Anne L’Huillier, and Helder Crespo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 18732-18743 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.018732


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Abstract

We present an analysis and demonstration of few-cycle ultrashort laser pulse characterization using second-harmonic dispersion scans and numerical phase retrieval algorithms. The sensitivity and robustness of this technique with respect to noise, measurement bandwidth and complexity of the measured pulses is discussed through numerical examples and experimental results. Using this technique, we successfully demonstrate the characterization of few-cycle pulses with complex and structured spectra generated from a broadband ultrafast laser oscillator and a high-energy hollow fiber compressor.

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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: April 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2012
Published: August 1, 2012

Citation
Miguel Miranda, Cord L. Arnold, Thomas Fordell, Francisco Silva, Benjamín Alonso, Rosa Weigand, Anne L’Huillier, and Helder Crespo, "Characterization of broadband few-cycle laser pulses with the d-scan technique," Opt. Express 20, 18732-18743 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-18732


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