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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1826–1828

Time-domain interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction of mid-infrared femtosecond pulses

Cathie Ventalon, James M. Fraser, and Manuel Joffre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 19, pp. 1826-1828 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001826


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Abstract

Mid-infrared ultrashort pulses of 9.2-mu;m center wavelength are characterized in both amplitude and phase. This is achieved by use of a variant of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction in which spectral interferometry has been replaced with time-domain interferometry, a technique that is well suited for infrared pulses. The setup permits simultaneous recording of the second-order interferometric autocorrelation, thus providing an independent check on the retrieved spectral phase.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Cathie Ventalon, James M. Fraser, and Manuel Joffre, "Time-domain interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction of mid-infrared femtosecond pulses," Opt. Lett. 28, 1826-1828 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-19-1826


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