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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2634–2636

Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry

Soazic Mousset, Claude Rouyer, Gabrielle Marre, Nathalie Blanchot, Sébastien Montant, and Benoit Wattellier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 17, pp. 2634-2636 (2006)

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We present what is to our knowledge a new method for measuring the relative piston between two independent beams separated by a physical gap, typical of petawatt facilities. The feasibility of this measurement, based on quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry, has been demonstrated experimentally: piston has been measured with accuracy and sensitivity better than 50 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006

Soazic Mousset, Claude Rouyer, Gabrielle Marre, Nathalie Blanchot, Sébastien Montant, and Benoit Wattellier, "Piston measurement by quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry," Opt. Lett. 31, 2634-2636 (2006)

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