We present experimental results of a full spatiotemporal characterization of an optical system for ultrabroadband Airy pulse generation with a liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator. Measurements with a few micrometer spatial and almost one-wave-cycle temporal resolution were performed using a white light spatial spectral interferometry setup based on the SEA TADPOLE ultrashort pulse characterization technique. The results were compared with the theoretical model for Airy pulse propagation.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013
Peeter Piksarv, Andreas Valdmann, Heli Valtna-Lukner, Roland Matt, and Peeter Saari, "Spatiotemporal characterization of ultrabroadband Airy pulses," Opt. Lett. 38, 1143-1145 (2013)