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Pulse-front tilt caused by spatial and temporal chirp

Selcuk Akturk, Xun Gu, Erik Zeek, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 19, pp. 4399-4410 (2004)
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Abstract

Pulse-front tilt in an ultrashort laser pulse is generally considered to be a direct consequence of, and equivalent to, angular dispersion. We show, however, that, while this is true for certain types of pulse fields, simultaneous temporal chirp and spatial chirp also yield pulse-front tilt, even in the absence of angular dispersion. We verify this effect experimentally using GRENOUILLE.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

1. Introduction

The space and time dependences of an ultrashort pulse’s electric field are often assumed to be separable into independent functions. This assumption fails when coupling occurs between the pulse electric field’s space and time dependences, and this is referred to as a spatio-temporal distortion. Such distortions are common in ultrafast optics because the generation, amplification, and manipulation of ultrashort pulses all involve the deliberate introduction and (it is hoped) subsequent removal of massive spatio-temporal distortions. While it is generally desired that the resulting pulse be free of such distortions, improper alignment is common, and as a result, ultrashort pulses are often contaminated with spatio-temporal distortions. Indeed, the broadband nature of ultrashort pulses makes them particularly vulnerable to these distortions. When such pulses are utilized in applications, these distortions often erode temporal resolution, reduce intensity, and cause a wide range of other problems.

The most common such distortion is angular dispersion (AD), which is usually deliberately caused by the use of a dispersive element such as a prism or grating. AD is useful because it yields negative group-velocity dispersion [1–3

1. R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, and J. P. Gordon, “Negative Dispersion Using Pairs of Prisms,” Opt. Lett. 9, 150–152 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

], and inverted prism and/or grating pairs act as pulse compressors/stretchers. After the second prism or grating, AD is usually zero, but another spatio-temporal distortion remains—spatial chirp (SC)—in which the frequency varies transversely across the beam. Propagation through another inverted pair of prisms or gratings removes the spatial chirp, and in theory, both the resulting AD and SC are then zero. Unfortunately, these devices (and most other devices involving such elements) have strict alignment requirements, and, as a result, some residual AD and/or SC often remain in the output pulse.

Angular dispersion also yields another spatio-temporal distortion: pulse-front tilt (PFT) (see Fig. 1 left). In fact, it is generally thought that AD and PFT are equivalent phenomena. This was proved using geometrical ray-tracing by Bor et al. [4

4. Z. Bor, B. Racz, G. Szabo, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazim, “Femtosecond Pulse Front Tilt Caused by Angular-Dispersion,” Optical Engineering 32, 2501–2504 (1993). [CrossRef]

] and Hebling [5

5. J. Hebling, “Derivation of the pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. and Quantum Electron. 28, 1759–1763 (1996). [CrossRef]

], in which plane waves are always considered. Another more general proof using Fourier transform was given by Dorrer et al. [6

6. C. Dorrer, E. M. Kosik, and I. A. Walmsley, “Spatio-temporal characterization of ultrashort optical pulses using two-dimensional shearing interferometry,” Appl. Phys. B 74 [suppl.], 209–219 (2002). [CrossRef]

]. Specifically, a beam with pulse-front tilt can be written as:

E(x,z,t)=Exz(x,z)Et(tpx)
(1)

where p is the PFT. We have suppressed the y-dependence and assumed that, apart from PFT, E(x,z,t) has no coupling of its coordinates, so it can be separated into Exz (x,z) and E(t). (This is a more rigorous expression than that given in Ref. [6

6. C. Dorrer, E. M. Kosik, and I. A. Walmsley, “Spatio-temporal characterization of ultrashort optical pulses using two-dimensional shearing interferometry,” Appl. Phys. B 74 [suppl.], 209–219 (2002). [CrossRef]

].) Simply Fourier-transforming from the x-t domain to the k-ω domain and using two applications of the Shift Theorem, we have:

E˜̂(kx,kz,ω)=E˜̂kxkz(kx,kz)E˜̂ω(ω)
(2)

which is a beam with AD. Specifically, dkx/dω = p , or the AD is dθ 0/dω = p/k 0 , where θ 0 is the propagation angle, and k 0 is the nominal wave-number in vacuum.

While the above proof seems quite fundamental, we show in this work that angular dispersion and pulse-front tilt are not equivalent, and we provide an additional (and rather common!) source of pulse-front tilt, in which no angular dispersion occurs. We point out that the “proof” of AD/PFT equivalence only holds for fields of the above form, and our counterexample incorporates a beam with spatial chirp, which cannot be written in the above form.

Specifically, to see how PFT can easily occur in the absence of AD, consider an initially transform-limited, but spatially chirped, finite-size beam—with no angular dispersion— passing through a dispersive medium (see Fig. 1, right). Due to the group-velocity dispersion in the medium, the redder side of the beam emerges from the medium earlier than the bluer side, resulting in PFT in the output beam. Because no AD exists, this obviously violates the well-known AD/PFT equivalence.

Fig. 1. Two sources of pulse-front tilt. Left: The well-known angular dispersion. Right: The combination of spatial and temporal chirp.

2. AD and PFT in the presence of SC

We model both of the effects in Fig. 1 using an expression in the x-ω domain for the electric field of a pulse with linear SC and AD.

E(x,ω)=E(ω)exp[ik(xζω)22q]exp(ik0βωx)
(3)

where k 0 is the nominal wave-number, ω is the offset from the center angular frequency, and q is the complex q parameter of a Gaussian beam:

q(z)=(z+d)+iπw2λ=(z+d)+ik0w22
(4)

where d is the position of the beam waist and w is the spot size. The SC and AD are parameterized by ζdx0dω and βdθ0dω respectively, where x 0 is the beam center position of the ω-component of the beam and θ 0 is the propagation angle of this component.

Throughout this work, we concentrate on spatio-temporal distortions in the x-direction only and therefore neglect the beam’s y-dependence. Generalization to both x and y dependences is straightforward.

We assume a Gaussian spectrum with linear chirp:

E(ω)=E0exp(ω2τ024)exp(iφ(2)2ω2)
(5)

For a well collimated beam, we can write:

q(z)q0(d)=ikw22
(6)

Using these expressions, Eq. (3) becomes

E(x,ω)=E0exp(ω2τ024)exp[(xζω)2w2]exp(iφ(2)2ω2)exp(ik0βωx)
(7)

Here, we would like to point out, as shown in Ref. [10

10. X. Gu, S. Akturk, and R. Trebino, “Parameterizations of Spatial Chirp in Ultrafast Optics,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

], there are two related, but different, definitions of spatial chirp. We can either define spatial chirp as the spatial dispersion ζdx0dω, where x 0 is the beam center position of the ω-component, or equivalently define it as the frequency gradient υdω0dx where ω 0 is the mean frequency at position x. These quantities are not reciprocals of each other, and the relationship between ξ and υ for Gaussian pulses and beams is

υ=ζζ2+w2τ024
(8)

Using the frequency gradient υ, Eq. (7) may be rewritten as

E(x,ω)=E0exp[(xw′)2]exp((τ′)24(ωυx)2)exp(iφ(2)2ω2)exp(ik0βωx)
(9)

where

w′=(1w2υ2τ024)12is the overall beam width, increased from w due to spatial chirp, τ′=(τ02+4ζ2w2)12 is the local transform-limited pulse width, increased from τ 0 due to the reduced locally available bandwidth.

After some reorganizing,

E(x,ω)=E0exp[(xw′)2]exp[i(k0β+φ(2)2)υx2]
×exp[(τ′)24(ωυx)2]exp[iφ(2)2(ωυx)2]
×exp[i(k0β+φ(2)υ)x(ωυx)]
(10)

The frequency dependence in Eq. (10) is familiar, namely a linearly chirped pulse, and can be easily inversely Fourier-transformed into the time domain:

E0(x,t)=f(x)exp[(tt0)2τ2]exp{i[ϕ(1)(tt0)+ϕ(2)2(tt0)2]}
(11)

where:

f(x)=1π[(τ′)2+i2φ2]1/2E0exp[(xw′)2]exp(iφ(2)2υ2x2)
(12)
t0=(k0β+φ(2)υ)x
(13)
τ=[(τ′)2+4(φ(2))2(τ′)2]1/2=[τ02+4ζ2w2+4(φ(2))2τ02+4ζ2w2]1/2
(14)
ϕ(1)=υx
(15)
ϕ(2)=ϕ(2)(τ′)24+(φ(2))2=φ(2)14(τ02+4ζ2σ2)2+(φ(2))2
(16)

We identify t 0 as the pulse-front (maximum intensity contour) arrival time, and the PFT may be characterized by the derivative of t 0 with respect to x,

pdt0dx
(17)

The PFT angle—the angle between the pulse front and the propagation direction z—is then given by

tanψ=pc
(18)

From Eq. (13), it is easy to see that, for an ultrashort-pulse beam with Gaussian spectrum and Gaussian spatial profile, the PFT is

p=pAD+pSC+TC
(19)

where

pAD=k0β
(20)
pSC+TC=φ(2)υ
(21)

This is the key result of this paper. PFT, in general, consists of two terms. The first term p AD is the well known angular-dispersion term, as derived by Bor et al. [4

4. Z. Bor, B. Racz, G. Szabo, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazim, “Femtosecond Pulse Front Tilt Caused by Angular-Dispersion,” Optical Engineering 32, 2501–2504 (1993). [CrossRef]

] and Hebling [5

5. J. Hebling, “Derivation of the pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. and Quantum Electron. 28, 1759–1763 (1996). [CrossRef]

]. The second term p SC+TC is a PFT effect caused by the combination of SC, which is characterized by the frequency gradient υ and temporal chirp, which is characterized by group-delay dispersion φ (2). This new PFT effect is clearly the cause of the PFT in the scenario shown in Fig. 1 (right), in which no AD exists.

This additional source of PFT is not in violation of the proof in Section 1 that purports to show the equivalence of AD and PF. Equations (1)–(2), after all, are simply an exercise in Fourier transforms. Rather, the proof of equivalence is simply not sufficiently general because the forms of Eqs. (1) and (2) specifically preclude the presence of SC in the pulse. Fourier transforming Eq. (1) with respect to t yields a field in the x-ω domain of the form:

E˜(x,z,ω)=Exz(x,z)E˜ω(ω)exp(ipxω)
(22)

But the presence of SC in the form of spatial dispersion requires an expression in the x-ω domain of the form:

E˜(x,z,ω)=Exz(xζω,z)E˜ω(ω)exp(ipxω)
(23)

that is, some additional coupling of x and ω beyond the simple complex exponential. An example of this coupling is Eq. (3). The presence of SC in the form of frequency gradient requires an expression in the x-ω domain of the form:

E˜(x,z,ω)=Exz(x,z)E˜ω(ωυx)exp(ipxω)
(24)

Again, this requires coupling of x and ω beyond the simple complex exponential of Eq. (22).

It is also important to note that these two sources of PFT have subtle physical effects on the pulse, beyond simply tilting the pulse front. AD causes different frequency components to propagate at different angles, resulting in tilt of both the pulse fronts (contours of equal intensity) and the phase fronts (contours of equal phase). On the other hand, simultaneous spatial and temporal chirp tilts the pulse front, while leaving phase fronts of constituent frequencies untilted. This point is very important in the measurement of the two effects. Also, some techniques purport to measure PFT, but in fact measure AD, and vice versa.

3. Propagation of ultrashort-pulse beams with angular dispersion and spatial chirp

Equations (10) and (11) give the expressions of the electric field in frequency and time domains at a particular longitudinal position z 0. In this section, we propagate the field to an arbitrary position z, and discuss how the spatial-temporal coupling parameters, including SC and PFT, evolve. To accomplish this, we use the Fresnel-Kirchoff integral formula [11

11. E. HechtOptics, 3rd ed. (Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 1998).

]:

E(x,ω,z)=iλzE(x,ω,z=0)exp[iπλz(xx′)2]dx′
(25)

We start from an initial field at z 0 = 0 ,

E(x,ω,z=0)=E(ω,z=0)exp[ik0(xζ0ω)22q0]exp(ik0βωx)
=E0exp(ω2τ024)exp(iφ0(2)2ω2)exp[ik0(xζ0ω)22q0]exp(ik0βωx)
(26)

Substituting Eq. (26) in Eq. (25), we obtain:

E(x,ω,z)=ik02πzE0exp(ω2τ024)exp(iφ0(2)2ω2)
×exp[ik0(x)22q(0)]exp[ik0βω(x′+ζ0ω)]exp[ik02z(x′+ζ0ωx)2]dx′
=[ik02πzq(0)q(z)]1/2E0exp(ω2τ024)exp(iφ0(2)2ω2)
×exp{ik0z2q(0)q(0)(xζ0ωzβω)2ik0[βζ0ω2+(xζ0ω)22z]}
(27)

For a well collimated beam, we can write:

q(0)q(z)=d+ik0w22z+d+ik0w22=1+i2zk0w2
(28)

Equation (27) then simplifies to:

E(x,ω,z)=(ik02πz)1/2(1+i2zk0w2)1/2E0exp(ω0τ024)exp[i2(φ0(2)k0β2z)ω2]
×exp{[x(ζ0+βz)ω]2w2}exp(ik0βωx)
(29)

Note that this is exactly in the form of Eq. (7), with the spatial dispersion and group-delay dispersion parameters substituted by the z-evolved values:

ζ(z)=ζ0+βz
(30)
φ(2)(z)=φ0(2)k0β2z
(31)

υ(z)=ζ0+βz(ζ0+βz)2+w2τ024
(32)
p=k0β+(φ0(2)k0β2z)υ(z)
(33)

The generalized theory of spatio-temporal coupling in ultrashort-pulse beams can also be derived analogously using the matrix formalism introduced by A. G. Kostenbauder [12

12. A. G. Kostenbauder, “Ray-Pulse Matrices: A Rational Treatment for Dispersive Optical Systems,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1148–1157 (1990). [CrossRef]

] (see Appendix).

4. Experiment

Fig. 2. Apparatus to introduce constant spatial chirp, variable temporal chirp and no angular dispersion.

GRENOUILLE measures the PFT as a shift of the center of the trace along the delay axis [15

15. S. Akturk, M. Kimmel, P. O’Shea, and R. Trebino, “Measuring pulse-front tilt in ultrashort pulses using GRENOUILLE,” Opt, Express 11, 491–501 (2003). [CrossRef]

]. Therefore, by translating the prism in and out of the beam (adding and removing material and hence adjusting the temporal chirp of the output beam), we expect to see a change in the shift of the center of the trace. Figure 3 shows some of the experimental GRENOUILLE traces for different values of temporal chirp. These traces clearly show that, although no AD is present, the beam possesses a significant amount of PFT that results from spatial and temporal chirp. This qualitatively demonstrates our theory.

Fig. 3. GRENOUILLE traces of a beam that has a constant spatial chirp and variable temporal chirp. Note that the amount of shift of the center (a measure of pulse-front tilt) increases with increasing temporal chirp.

More quantitatively, Eq. (15) shows that the slope of PFT p vs. GDD φ (2) yields the frequency gradient υ. Figure 4 shows such a plot. We measured the slope of this plot to be 8.78×10-3 (rad·fs-1)/mm (dλ0dx=2.98mm/mm). The value of the frequency gradient measured by the spectrometer is 8.87×10-3 (rad·fs-1)/mm (dλ0dx=3.01mm/mm), in excellent agreement with the other measurement.

Fig. 4. Experimental measurements (plus-sign symbols) of pulse-front tilt for different amounts of GDD. The red line shows the linear fit.

5. Conclusion

In conclusion, we have shown that the equivalence of pulse-front tilt and angular dispersion is valid only for beams without spatial chirp. In the presence of spatial chirp, the combination of spatial and temporal chirp also causes pulse-front tilt. We have derived analytical expressions for ultrashort–pulse beams that possess angular dispersion, spatial chirp and temporal chirp. We verified our theoretical results experimentally using GRENOUILLE.

Appendix

We have shown above that simultaneous temporal and spatial chirp causes PFT even in the absence of angular dispersion. Here, we provide an alternative derivation using the matrix formalism introduced by Martinez [20

20. O. E. Martinez, “Matrix Formalism for Dispersive Laser Cavities,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 296–300 (1989). [CrossRef]

,21

21. O. E. Martinez, “Matrix Formalism for Pulse Compressors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 2530–2536 (1988). [CrossRef]

] and extended by Kostenbauder [12

12. A. G. Kostenbauder, “Ray-Pulse Matrices: A Rational Treatment for Dispersive Optical Systems,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1148–1157 (1990). [CrossRef]

].

An optical system that introduces spatial and temporal chirp can be described in terms of a 4×4 ray-pulse matrix as:

K=[AB0ECD0FGH1I0001]=[1L02πζ010002πζ/λ012πφ(2)0001]
(A1)

where ξ is spatial dispersion and φ(2) is the GDD.

Matrix K can be obtained either by calculating the system ray-pulse matrix for a two-prism pulse compressor separated by L or for a fictitious system that introduces only spatial chirp followed by a dispersive slab of thickness nL (where n = n(ω) is the index of refraction). In both cases, GDD is the total GDD due to both the material and angular dispersions. Note that this approach describes only rays or plane waves (which has the form given in Eqs. (1) and (2)), so the matrix shows no pulse-front tilt (K31=tx=0), as we expect.

In order to apply the ray-pulse matrix to a finite-size Gaussian beam, we must use the complex Q matrix, as illustrated by Kostenbauder in Ref. [12

12. A. G. Kostenbauder, “Ray-Pulse Matrices: A Rational Treatment for Dispersive Optical Systems,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1148–1157 (1990). [CrossRef]

]. Using this approach, the spatio-temporal electric field is expressed as:

E(x,t)=exp{iπλ0(xt)TQ1(xt)}=
exp[iπλ0((Q1)11x2+(Q1)12xt(Q1)21xt(Q1)22t2)]
(A2)

The off-diagonal elements of the matrix Q -1 indicate spatial-temporal coupling. If we write the magnitude of electric field in terms of the local pulse length and the pulse-front tilt as

E(x,t)exp[(tpx)2τ2]
(A3)

Equating the magnitude of (A2) and (A3) yields

τ=[πλ0Im{(Q1)22}]12
(A4)
p=πτ22λ0Im{(Q1)12(Q1)21}=Im{(Q1)12(Q1)21}2Im{(Q1)22}
(A5)

For an input pulse with no spatio-temporal distortions and flat phase, we have:

(Qin1)11=1q
(A6)
(Qin1)22=iλ0πτ02
(A7)

Then the input Q matrix is:

Qin=[q00iπτ02λ0]
(A8)

The output Q matrix is found by:

Qout={[A0G1]Qin+[BE/λ0HI/λ0]}·{[C001]Qin+[DF/λ001]}1
(A9)

Substituting the elements of K from Eq. (A1) into (A9), we obtain:

Qout=[q+L2πζλ02πζλ02πφ(2)λ0iπτ02λ0]
(A10)

Inverting this matrix yields:

Qout1=[λ0(φ(2)i2τ02)φ(2)(L+q)λ0+2πζ2i2(L+q)λ0τ02λ0ζφ(2)(L+q)λ0+2πζ2i2(L+q)λ0τ02λ0ζφ(2)(L+q)λ0+2πζ2i2(L+q)λ0τ0212π(L+q)λ02φ(2)(L+q)λ0+2πζ2i2(L+q)λ0τ02]
(A11)

For a well collimated beam, we can approximate:

q(L)=L+qiπw2λ0
(A12)

Therefore,

Qout1=[λ0π2φ(2)iτ024ζ2+w2τ02+i2φ(2)w22λ0πζ4ζ2+w2τ02+i2φ(2)w22λ0πζ4ζ2+w2τ02+i2φ(2)w2iλ0πw24ζ2+w2τ02+i2φ(2)w2]
(A13)

Using Eqs. (A4) and (A5), we find

τ=[τ02+4ζ2w2+4(φ(2))2τ02+4ζ2w2]1/2
(A14)
p=φ(2)ζζ2+14w2τ02
(A15)

which are identical to the results we obtained in the main text.

Acknowledgments

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. #ECS-0200223. We are grateful for helpful discussions with A. G. Kostenbauder.

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R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, and J. P. Gordon, “Negative Dispersion Using Pairs of Prisms,” Opt. Lett. 9, 150–152 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. P. Gordon and R. L. Fork, “Optical resonator with negative dispersion,” Opt. Lett. 9, 153–155 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Z. Bor, B. Racz, G. Szabo, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazim, “Femtosecond Pulse Front Tilt Caused by Angular-Dispersion,” Optical Engineering 32, 2501–2504 (1993). [CrossRef]

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OCIS Codes
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2004
Published: September 20, 2004

Citation
Selcuk Akturk, Xun Gu, Erik Zeek, and Rick Trebino, "Pulse-front tilt caused by spatial and temporal chirp," Opt. Express 12, 4399-4410 (2004)
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References

  1. R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, and J. P. Gordon, "Negative Dispersion Using Pairs of Prisms," Opt. Lett. 9, 150-152 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. J. P. Gordon and R. L. Fork, "Optical resonator with negative dispersion," Opt. Lett. 9, 153-155 (1984) [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. O. E. Martinez, J. P. Gordon, and R. L. Fork, "Negative group-velocity dispersion using refraction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 1003-1006 (1984). [CrossRef]
  4. Z. Bor, B. Racz, G. Szabo, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazim, "Femtosecond Pulse Front Tilt Caused by Angular-Dispersion," Optical Engineering 32, 2501-2504 (1993). [CrossRef]
  5. J. Hebling, "Derivation of the pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion," Opt. and Quantum Electron. 28, 1759-1763 (1996) [CrossRef]
  6. C. Dorrer, E. M. Kosik, and I. A. Walmsley, "Spatio-temporal characterization of ultrashort optical pulses using two-dimensional shearing interferometry," Appl. Phys. B 74 , 209-219 (2002) [CrossRef]
  7. I. Z. Kozma, G. Almasi, and J. Hebling, "Geometrical optical modeling of femtosecond setups having angular dispersion," Appl. Phys. B 76, 257-261 (2003) [CrossRef]
  8. Z. Bor and B. Racz, "Group-Velocity Dispersion in Prisms and Its Application to Pulse-Compression and Traveling-Wave Excitation," Opt. Commun. 54, 165-170 (1985) [CrossRef]
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