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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3514–3516

All-reflective high fringe contrast autocorrelator for measurement of ultrabroadband optical pulses

Erik Power, Joseph Pentland, John Nees, Christoph P. Hauri, Michele Merano, Rodrigo Lopez-Martens, and Gérard Mourou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 23, pp. 3514-3516 (2006)

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We describe an all-reflective interferometric autocorrelator designed to measure ultrabroadband optical pulses in the UV through IR spectral regions. By carefully choosing the device geometry we are able to obtain approximations for the nonlinear autocorrelation functions that reduce computation times to values acceptable for use in iterative pulse reconstruction schemes. We describe the optical design, autocorrelation functions, and present proof-of-principle experimental results measuring 20.6 fs pulses with a transform limit of 9.6 fs .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2006
Published: November 9, 2006

Erik Power, Joseph Pentland, John Nees, Christoph P. Hauri, Michele Merano, Rodrigo Lopez-Martens, and Gérard Mourou, "All-reflective high fringe contrast autocorrelator for measurement of ultrabroadband optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 3514-3516 (2006)

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