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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1997–1999

Frequency-domain interferometer for measuring the phase and amplitude of a femtosecond pulse probing a laser-produced plasma

J. P. Geindre, P. Audebert, A. Rousse, F. Falliès, J. C. Gauthier, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Dos Santos, G. Hamoniaux, and A. Antonetti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 1997-1999 (1994)

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A frequency-domain interferometer for probing the variations of the dielectric constant of a plasma with sub-100-fs temporal resolution and λ/2000 phase resolution is described. Imaging the plasma on the entrance slit of a spectrograph provides spatial resolution along a diameter of the focal spot. The technique is used to map out the expansion of the critical density surface of a femtosecond laser-produced plasma with subnanometer spatial resolution along the laser axis.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 8, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

J. P. Geindre, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Dos Santos, P. Audebert, A. Rousse, G. Hamoniaux, A. Antonetti, F. Falliès, and J. C. Gauthier, "Frequency-domain interferometer for measuring the phase and amplitude of a femtosecond pulse probing a laser-produced plasma," Opt. Lett. 19, 1997-1999 (1994)

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