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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1997
  • pp: 399–401

Femtosecond Kerr-lens autocorrelation

M. Sheik-Bahae  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 399-401 (1997)

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An autocorrelation measurement of femtosecond laser pulse duration using the Kerr-lens mechanism is demonstrated. This technique can also be used as a sensitive and absolutely calibratable method for measuring ultrafast optical nonlinearities. A method that uses an electronic spectral-filtering scheme is proposed for determining the frequency chirp of pulses by interferometric autocorrelation.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

M. Sheik-Bahae, "Femtosecond Kerr-lens autocorrelation," Opt. Lett. 22, 399-401 (1997)

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