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Compact design of a femtosecond single-shot autocorrelator
Author(s): David Ashkenasi; Heinz Detlef Kronfeldt; Tobias Nink
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Paper Abstract

A compact design of a single-shot autocorrelator, including time-calibration, for the detection of low-repetition femtosecond laserpulses is presented. The conversion of the temporal duration of the laser pulse into a spatial distribution is obtained by noncollinear frequency doubling in a lithium-iodate crystal. The intensity distribution of the second harmonic signal is detected by a CCD-line-image sensor. The present crystal limits the resolution from 100 fs to 20 ps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142856
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David Ashkenasi, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Heinz Detlef Kronfeldt, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Tobias Nink, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design

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