We present a method for obtaining time-resolved measurements of the amplitude modulation and the phase shift of a chirped probe pulse interacting with a femtosecond-laser-produced plasma. Based on spectral interferometry, the technique allows for single-shot measurements and keeps the temporal resolution associated with the full bandwidth of the probe pulse. We demonstrate the efficiency of this technique by probing femtosecond-laser breakdown of plastic targets.
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J.-P. Geindre, P. Audebert, S. Rebibo, and J.-C. Gauthier, "Single-shot spectral interferometry with chirped pulses," Opt. Lett. 26, 1612-1614 (2001)