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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Sep. 13, 1999
  • pp: 134–143

Real-time SPIDER: ultrashort pulse characterization at 20 Hz

Timothy M. Shuman, Matthew E. Anderson, Jake Bromage, Chris Iaconis, Leon Waxer, and Ian A. Walmsley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 134-143 (1999)

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We present an implementation of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER) which characterizes ultrashort optical pulses in the spectral or temporal domain at a rate of 20 Hz. This apparatus was used in real-time as a diagnostic tool to optimize our 1 kHz regeneratively amplified laser system for the shortest duration pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: July 27, 1999
Published: September 13, 1999

Timothy Shuman, Ian Alexander Walmsley, Leon Waxer, Matthew Anderson, Chris Iaconis, and Jake Bromage, "Real-time SPIDER: ultrashort pulse characterization at 20 Hz," Opt. Express 5, 134-143 (1999)

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