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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3113–3115

Carrier-envelope phase shift caused by variation of grating separation

Chengquan Li, Eric Moon, and Zenghu Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3113-3115 (2006)

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The effects of variation of the grating separation in a stretcher on the carrier-envelope (CE) phase of amplified pulses are investigated. By translating one of the telescope mirrors in the stretcher with a piezoelectric transducer, it is found that a 1 μ m change of the distance causes a 3.7 ± 1.2 rad shift of the CE phase, which is consistent with theoretical estimations. The results indicate that optical mounts used for gratings and telescope mirrors must be interferometrically stable; otherwise their vibration and thermal drift will cause significant phase error. The CE phase drift was corrected by feedback controlling the grating separation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2006
Published: October 11, 2006

Chengquan Li, Eric Moon, and Zenghu Chang, "Carrier-envelope phase shift caused by variation of grating separation," Opt. Lett. 31, 3113-3115 (2006)

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