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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1996
  • pp: 955–957

Soft-x-ray interferometer for single-shot laser linewidth measurements

Juan L. A. Chilla, Jorge J. Rocca, Oscar E. Martinez, and Mario C. Marconi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 955-957 (1996)

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A soft-x-ray Mach–Zehnder interferometer configuration that makes use of the time delay introduced by diffraction gratings to conduct single-shot measurements of the linewidth of soft-x-ray laser amplifiers is proposed and analyzed. The scheme was experimentally demonstrated in the near-IR region of the spectrum by measurement of the mode separation of a semiconductor laser. A symmetric configuration with compensated time delays that can be implemented for plasma diagnostics and for evaluating soft-x-ray optics is also discussed.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 23, 1996
Published: July 1, 1996

Juan L. A. Chilla, Oscar E. Martinez, Mario C. Marconi, and Jorge J. Rocca, "Soft-x-ray interferometer for single-shot laser linewidth measurements," Opt. Lett. 21, 955-957 (1996)

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