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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2011
  • pp: 978–980

Single-shot cross-correlator using a long-wavelength sampling pulse

Jingui Ma, Peng Yuan, Yongzhi Wang, Dongfang Zhang, Heyuan Zhu, and Liejia Qian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 6, pp. 978-980 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000978


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Abstract

We present a single-shot cross-correlating scheme capable of high dynamic range and large temporal window for pulse contrast characterization. By adopting a long-wavelength sampling pulse parametrically converted from the pulse under test, wavelength combination in the correlating process allows the use of a large noncollinear phase-matching angle in periodically poled lithium niobate crystal, matches the high-sensitivity detection system consisting of a fiber array and a photomultiplier tube, and favors the elimination of optical scattering noise. The prototype experiments demonstrate a detectable contrast maximum up to 10 9 , temporal window of 50 ps , and resolution of 1 ps , using < 0.5 mJ input energy.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(230.0040) Optical devices : Detectors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2011
Published: March 14, 2011

Citation
Jingui Ma, Peng Yuan, Yongzhi Wang, Dongfang Zhang, Heyuan Zhu, and Liejia Qian, "Single-shot cross-correlator using a long-wavelength sampling pulse," Opt. Lett. 36, 978-980 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-6-978


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