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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1482–1484

Rapid pulse shaping with homodyne detection for measuring nonlinear optical signals

Ivan R. Piletic, Martin C. Fischer, Prathyush Samineni, Gunay Yurtsever, and Warren S. Warren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 1482-1484 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001482


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Abstract

We have designed a common-mode interferometric acousto-optic pulse shaper that is capable of shaping individual pulses differently from a mode-locked laser. The design enables the measurement of weak nonlinear optical signals such as two-photon absorption and self-phase modulation at megahertz rates. The experimental apparatus incorporates homodyne detection as a means of resolving the phase of the detected signals. The fast data acquisition rate and the ability to perform measurements in scattering media make this experimental apparatus amenable to imaging applications analogous to measurements of two-photon fluorescence using a mode-locked laser.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2008
Published: June 25, 2008

Citation
Ivan R. Piletic, Martin C. Fischer, Prathyush Samineni, Gunay Yurtsever, and Warren S. Warren, "Rapid pulse shaping with homodyne detection for measuring nonlinear optical signals," Opt. Lett. 33, 1482-1484 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-13-1482


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