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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1816–1818

Shaper-assisted ultraviolet cross correlator

Jens Möhring, Tiago Buckup, and Marcus Motzkus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1816-1818 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001816


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Abstract

We successfully demonstrate the characterization of phase- and amplitude-modulated broadband UV pulses with a shaper-assisted cross-correlation setup. A two-dimensional pulse modulator, operated in the diffractive shaping mode, is used to generate an inherently temporally overlapped reference beam. To greatly improve the usability of this method, we combined this setup with a split-mirror UV autocorrelator based on a solar-blind photo multiplier tube as sensitive nonlinearity. This allows sensitive characterization of the Fourier-limited pulses down to a few picojoules, as well as complex-shaped ultrashort UV pulses, typically occurring in coherent control experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(040.7190) Detectors : Ultraviolet
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2010
Published: May 24, 2010

Citation
Jens Möhring, Tiago Buckup, and Marcus Motzkus, "Shaper-assisted ultraviolet cross correlator," Opt. Lett. 35, 1816-1818 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-11-1816


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