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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2803–2805

Few-cycle pulse characterization with an acousto-optic pulse shaper

S. L. Cousin, N. Forget, A. Grün, P. K. Bates, Dane R. Austin, and J. Biegert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2803-2805 (2011)

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An acousto-optic pulse shaper has been used to characterize few-cycle pulses generated in a hollow-core fiber. A grism pair precompensates for the dispersion of the acousto-optic crystal, allowing the full pulse-shaping window to be used for replica generation rather than self-compensation. A 9.4 fs pulse was measured, the shortest ever measured with an acousto-optic pulse shaper, to our knowledge.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2011
Published: July 20, 2011

S. L. Cousin, N. Forget, A. Grün, P. K. Bates, Dane R. Austin, and J. Biegert, "Few-cycle pulse characterization with an acousto-optic pulse shaper," Opt. Lett. 36, 2803-2805 (2011)

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