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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 122–124

Sensitive ultrashort pulse chirp measurement

Daniel A. Bender, Michael P. Hasselbeck, and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 122-124 (2006)

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The chirp of an ultrashort laser pulse can be extracted with high accuracy from a modified spectrum autointerferometric correlation waveform by using a new time domain algorithm that allows signal averaging. We display results revealing high sensitivity to chirp even with signal-to-noise levels approaching unity. Correction algorithms have been developed to accommodate signal distortion arising from bandwidth limitations, interferometer misalignment, and nonquadratic detector response.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Daniel A. Bender, Michael P. Hasselbeck, and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, "Sensitive ultrashort pulse chirp measurement," Opt. Lett. 31, 122-124 (2006)

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