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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1455–1457

Minimizing dispersive distortions in carrier-envelope phase sweeping with glass wedges

M. Kremer, C. Hofrichter, B. Fischer, V. Sharma, N. Camus, T. Pfeifer, R. Moshammer, and J. Ullrich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1455-1457 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001455


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Abstract

A systematic experimental study is performed to examine the f 2 f technique for sweeping the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) of few-cycle laser pulses by changing the amount of positive dispersion in the extracavity beam path. Slightly changing the dispersion not only changes the CEP but affects the entire spectral-phase function. As a result, large discrepancies are found between the true CEP as independently measured with a stereo-above-threshold- ionization spectrometer and the CEP detected by an f 2 f interferometer when sweeping the phase with glass wedges. A new CEP-stabilization scheme is proposed and experimentally shown to significantly improve the performance of CEP sweeping.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2011
Published: April 14, 2011

Citation
M. Kremer, C. Hofrichter, B. Fischer, V. Sharma, N. Camus, T. Pfeifer, R. Moshammer, and J. Ullrich, "Minimizing dispersive distortions in carrier-envelope phase sweeping with glass wedges," Opt. Lett. 36, 1455-1457 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-8-1455


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