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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 82–84

Plasma-blueshift spectral shear interferometry for characterization of ultimately short optical pulses

Aart J. Verhoef, Alexander Mitrofanov, Aleksei Zheltikov, and Andrius Baltuška  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 82-84 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000082


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Abstract

We introduce a bandwidth-unlimited, dispersion- and shear-self-calibrated, timing-jitter-free pulse measurement technique based on a quasi-linear temporal phase modulation in a gas weakly ionized by a long pump pulse. Results of a 5 fs pulse characterization are reported.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(260.5210) Physical optics : Photoionization
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2008
Published: December 24, 2008

Citation
Aart J. Verhoef, Alexander Mitrofanov, Aleksei Zheltikov, and Andrius Baltuška, "Plasma-blueshift spectral shear interferometry for characterization of ultimately short optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 34, 82-84 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-1-82


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