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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 187–189

Ultrabroadband detection of a mid-IR continuum by chirped-pulse upconversion

Carlos R. Baiz and Kevin J. Kubarych  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 187-189 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000187


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Abstract

Ultrabroadband mid-IR continuum pulses can be detected on a single-shot basis using chirped-pulse upconversion. Converting the mid-IR pulse to the visible reduces the fractional bandwidth and enables use of a silicon CCD camera. Removing the cross-phase modulation of the chirped pulse results in 1 cm 1 resolution over a 600 cm 1 detected bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011

Citation
Carlos R. Baiz and Kevin J. Kubarych, "Ultrabroadband detection of a mid-IR continuum by chirped-pulse upconversion," Opt. Lett. 36, 187-189 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-187

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