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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1294–1296

Characterization of coupled nonlinear spatiospectral phase following an ultrafast self-focusing interaction

Daniel E. Adams, Thomas A. Planchon, Alexander Hrin, Jeff A. Squier, and Charles G. Durfee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1294-1296 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001294


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Abstract

We use collinear spatially resolved spectral interferometery to characterize the nonlinear phase changes experienced by an intense ultrashort pulse propagating in glass. The measurement yields the spectrally dependent wavefront, allowing us to measure the spatial and chromatic aberrations of the nonlinearly induced lens. For these conditions, we find that while the shape of the spatial wavefront follows the beam profile as expected, the spectral dependence of the lensing power is determined by the self-phase modulation. The simultaneous measurement of the nonlinear spatiospectral phase demonstrates how the nonlinear spectral phase is coupled to self-focusing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2009
Published: April 16, 2009

Citation
Daniel E. Adams, Thomas A. Planchon, Alexander Hrin, Jeff A. Squier, and Charles G. Durfee, "Characterization of coupled nonlinear spatiospectral phase following an ultrafast self-focusing interaction," Opt. Lett. 34, 1294-1296 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-9-1294


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