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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1997
  • pp: 81–83

Characterization of the polarization state of weak ultrashort coherent signals by dual-channel spectral interferometry

W. J. Walecki, David N. Fittinghoff, Arthur L. Smirl, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 81-83 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000081


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Abstract

We demonstrate that dual-channel spectral interferometry in conjunction with a well-characterized reference pulse can be used to time resolve the polarization state of extremely weak ultrashort coherent signals from linear-and nonlinear-optical experiments by measuring the intensity and the phase of two orthogonal polarization components. In this way the signal is completely characterized.

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W. J. Walecki, David N. Fittinghoff, Arthur L. Smirl, and Rick Trebino, "Characterization of the polarization state of weak ultrashort coherent signals by dual-channel spectral interferometry," Opt. Lett. 22, 81-83 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-2-81


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