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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 865–867

Rise–fall ambiguities and their removal from frequency-domain nonlinear-optical techniques

Rick Trebino, Charles E. Barker, and Adnah G. Kostenbauder  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 865-867 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000865


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Abstract

Most frequency-domain nonlinear-optical techniques measure only the magnitude of the Fourier transform of a temporal response and, hence, do not uniquely determine the response. We show that, for the commonly used response, h(t) = A exp(−t/τf) + B exp(−t/τs), where Aα/τf and B ≡ (1 − α)/τs, the spectral line shape can always be fitted by two different values of α. A measurement of the optical Kerr transient of carbon disulfide illustrates this ambiguity. We also demonstrate a single-scan method that is free from such ambiguities. It involves adding coherent background with a nonzero quadrature-phase component, obtained simply by proper choice of probe wavelength.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 21, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
Rick Trebino, Charles E. Barker, and Adnah G. Kostenbauder, "Rise–fall ambiguities and their removal from frequency-domain nonlinear-optical techniques," Opt. Lett. 13, 865-867 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-865

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