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Measurement of the amplitude and phase of pulses from passively mode-locked lasers
Author(s): Victor Wong; R. John Koshel; Mark Beck; Ian A. Walmsley
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Paper Abstract

The amplitude and phase of ultrashort optical pulses generated by modelocked lasers yield information about the physical mechanisms that shape the pulse inside the laser. The form of the electric field of pulses with a duration of several tens of femtoseconds can only be retrieved through indirect diagnostic techniques, however. A number of protocols for determining the pulse field envelope have been developed in the past several years and, in this paper, we discuss the application of two pulse measurement techniques, including a novel linear interferometric method, to the measurement of the pulses from a colliding pulse modelocked (CPM) dye laser and a self-modelocked Ti:Sapphire laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy, (17 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147044
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Wong, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
R. John Koshel, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Mark Beck, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ian A. Walmsley, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1861:
Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy
Timothy R. Gosnell; Antoinette J. Taylor; Keith A. Nelson; Michael C. Downer, Editor(s)

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