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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5142–5145

Spatiotemporal characterization of ultrashort laser pulses using spatially resolved Fourier transform spectrometry

Miguel Miranda, Marija Kotur, Piotr Rudawski, Chen Guo, Anne Harth, Anne L’Huillier, and Cord L. Arnold  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5142-5145 (2014)

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We present a method for characterizing ultrashort laser pulses in space and time, based on spatially resolved Fourier transform spectrometry. An unknown pulse is interfered with a delayed, spatially uniform reference on a CCD camera. The reference pulse is created by spatially filtering a portion of the unknown pulse. By scanning the delay between the two pulses, an interferogram is obtained at each pixel, allowing us to determine the spatially resolved phase difference between the unknown pulse and the reference pulse. High-resolution spatiotemporal characterization of an ultrashort pulse is demonstrated, and the sensitivity of the method to spatiotemporal coupling is shown for the case of a pulse with pulse front tilt.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2014
Published: August 25, 2014

Miguel Miranda, Marija Kotur, Piotr Rudawski, Chen Guo, Anne Harth, Anne L’Huillier, and Cord L. Arnold, "Spatiotemporal characterization of ultrashort laser pulses using spatially resolved Fourier transform spectrometry," Opt. Lett. 39, 5142-5145 (2014)

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