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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 462–464

Adjusting pulse-front tilt and pulse duration by use of a single-shot autocorrelator

Z. Sacks, G. Mourou, and R. Danielius  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 462-464 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000462


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Abstract

We present a method of adjusting the pulse duration and eliminating the pulse-front tilt of an ultrashort pulse in real time by use of a specially configured single-shot autocorrelator. Pulse-front tilt, or a temporal delay across the pulse front, is a common ultrashort-pulse phenomenon when dispersive elements are being used. We show the design of an autocorrelator that can be used to eliminate the pulse-front tilt and simultaneously adjust the pulse duration in real time by adjustment of the pulse compressor of a chirped-pulse amplified laser system.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Z. Sacks, G. Mourou, and R. Danielius, "Adjusting pulse-front tilt and pulse duration by use of a single-shot autocorrelator," Opt. Lett. 26, 462-464 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-7-462


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