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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2611–2613

Forty-photon-per-pulse spectral phase retrieval by shaper-assisted modified interferometric field autocorrelation

Chen-Shao Hsu, Hsin-Chien Chiang, Hsiu-Po Chuang, Chen-Bin Huang, and Shang-Da Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2611-2613 (2011)

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We retrieve the spectral phase of 400 fs pulses at 1560 nm with 5.2 aJ coupled pulse energy (40 photons) by the modified interferometric field autocorrelation method, using a pulse shaper and a 5 cm long periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide. The carrier-envelope phase control of the shaper can reduce the fringe density of the interferometric trace and permits longer lock-in time constants, achieving a sensitivity of 2.7 × 10 9 mW 2 (40 times better than the previous record for self-referenced nonlinear pulse measurement). The high stability of the pulse shaper allows for accurate and reproducible measurements of complicated spectral phases.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2011
Published: July 11, 2011

Chen-Shao Hsu, Hsin-Chien Chiang, Hsiu-Po Chuang, Chen-Bin Huang, and Shang-Da Yang, "Forty-photon-per-pulse spectral phase retrieval by shaper-assisted modified interferometric field autocorrelation," Opt. Lett. 36, 2611-2613 (2011)

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