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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 775–777

Multiphoton intrapulse interference. IV. Ultrashort laser pulse spectral phase characterization and compensation

Vadim V. Lozovoy, Igor Pastirk, and Marcos Dantus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 775-777 (2004)

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We introduce a noninterferometric single beam method to characterize and compensate the spectral phase of ultrashort femtosecond pulses accurately. The method uses a pulse shaper that scans calibrated phase functions to determine the unknown spectral phase of a pulse. The pulse shaper can then be used to synthesize arbitrary phase femtosecond pulses or it can introduce a compensating spectral phase to obtain transform-limited pulses. This method is ideally suited for the generation of tailored spectral phase functions required for coherent control experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Vadim V. Lozovoy, Igor Pastirk, and Marcos Dantus, "Multiphoton intrapulse interference. IV. Ultrashort laser pulse spectral phase characterization and compensation," Opt. Lett. 29, 775-777 (2004)

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