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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1436–1438

Single-shot measurement of carrier-envelope phase changes by spectral interferometry

Masayuki Kakehata, Hideyuki Takada, Yohei Kobayashi, Kenji Torizuka, Yoshihiko Fujihira, Tetsuya Homma, and Hideo Takahashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 18, pp. 1436-1438 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001436


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Abstract

We demonstrated single-shot measurements of spectral interference between a white-light continuum generated in a hollow-fiber and its second harmonic. The interference has information on the carrier-envelope phase of an input pulse to the fiber and the time delay of the blue wing of the continuum. By analyzing the observed spectral interference, we estimated shot-by-shot changes of the carrier-envelope phase. This method is useful for determining the carrier-envelope phase changes of a low-repetition-rate, high-intensity laser.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

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Masayuki Kakehata, Hideyuki Takada, Yohei Kobayashi, Kenji Torizuka, Yoshihiko Fujihira, Tetsuya Homma, and Hideo Takahashi, "Single-shot measurement of carrier-envelope phase changes by spectral interferometry," Opt. Lett. 26, 1436-1438 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-18-1436


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