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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1475–1477

Single-shot sonogram generation for femtosecond laser pulse diagnostics by use of two-photon absorption in a silicon CCD camera

Dmitriy Panasenko and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 1475-1477 (2002)

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We present an experimental technique capable of single-shot recording of an ultrashort laser pulse sonogram by use of two-photon absorption in a conventional silicon CCD camera. The quadratic spectral phase, introduced into a 100-fs pulse by a grating stretcher, was measured and found to be in good agreement with the analytically calculated value. The nonlinear response of silicon allows sonogram characterization in a wavelength range from 1 to 2 μm .

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OCIS Codes
(040.1520) Detectors : CCD, charge-coupled device
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

Dmitriy Panasenko and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Single-shot sonogram generation for femtosecond laser pulse diagnostics by use of two-photon absorption in a silicon CCD camera," Opt. Lett. 27, 1475-1477 (2002)

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