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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1992
  • pp: 1131–1133

Frequency-domain interferometer for femtosecond time-resolved phase spectroscopy

E. Tokunaga, A. Terasaki, and T. Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 1131-1133 (1992)

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A new femtosecond time-resolved interferometer was developed that utilizes interference fringes in the frequency domain to obtain simultaneously difference phase spectra (DPS) and difference transmission spectra with a multichannel spectrometer. For the first time to our knowledge, transient oscillations were observed in DPS and the spectral shift of a probe pulse was time resolved together with the rise in DPS, which is clear evidence for induced phase modulation in absorptive materials.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 31, 1992
Published: August 15, 1992

E. Tokunaga, T. Kobayashi, and A. Terasaki, "Frequency-domain interferometer for femtosecond time-resolved phase spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 17, 1131-1133 (1992)

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