We describe a beam-deflection technique based on the ultrafast electronic Kerr effect for measuring the duration of ultrashort laser pulses in a wide spectral range. Using this method, which provides the third-order intensity correlation function, we have measured subpicosecond KrF laser pulses. The results are in good agreement with the Kerr-shutter autocorrelation measurement.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 14, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994
Peter Heist and Jürgen Kleinschmidt, "Measurement of ultraviolet subpicosecond pulses based on ultrafast beam deflection," Opt. Lett. 19, 1961-1963 (1994)