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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1385–1387

Compressor optimization with compressor-based multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan (MIIPS)

B. Hou, J. H. Easter, J. A. Nees, Z. He, A. G. R. Thomas, and K. Krushelnick  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1385-1387 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001385


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Abstract

The multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan (MIIPS) technique is modified to optimize the compressor settings of a chirped pulse amplification (CPA) laser system. Here, we use the compressor itself to perform the phase scan inherent in MIIPS measurement . A frequency-resolved optical gating measurement shows that the pulse duration of the compressor optimized using the modified MIIPS technique is 33.8 fs with a 2.24 rad temporal phase variation above 2% intensity. The measured time-bandwidth product is 0.60, which is close to that of transform-limited Gaussian pulse (0.44).

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2012
Published: April 13, 2012

Citation
B. Hou, J. H. Easter, J. A. Nees, Z. He, A. G. R. Thomas, and K. Krushelnick, "Compressor optimization with compressor-based multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan (MIIPS)," Opt. Lett. 37, 1385-1387 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-8-1385


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