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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1561–1563

Temporal characterization of short-pulse third-harmonic generation in an atomic gas by a transmission-grating Michelson interferometer

N. A. Papadogiannis, G. Nersisyan, E. Goulielmakis, T. P. Rakitzis, E. Hertz, D. Charalambidis, G. D. Tsakiris, and K. Witte  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 17, pp. 1561-1563 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001561


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Abstract

By use of a transmission-grating-based Michelson interferometer, second-order interferometric as well as intensity autocorrelation traces of the third harmonic of a Ti:sapphire 50-fs laser beam produced in Ar have been measured. The duration of the harmonic is found to be that expected from lowest-order perturbation theory. At this wavelength, the performance of the interferometer with respect to pulse-front distortion and dispersion is found to be satisfactory. This result is a first step toward the use of the interferometer for the temporal characterization of higher harmonics or harmonic superposition forming attosecond pulse trains.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

Citation
N. A. Papadogiannis, G. Nersisyan, E. Goulielmakis, T. P. Rakitzis, E. Hertz, D. Charalambidis, G. D. Tsakiris, and K. Witte, "Temporal characterization of short-pulse third-harmonic generation in an atomic gas by a transmission-grating Michelson interferometer," Opt. Lett. 27, 1561-1563 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-17-1561

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