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Practical advances in ultrashort-pulse measurement using frequency-resolved optical gating
Author(s): David N. Fittinghoff; Rick P. Trebino; Jason Bowie; John N. Sweetser; Marco A. Krumbeugel; Kenneth W. DeLong; Ian A. Walmsley
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Paper Abstract

We extend the Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating (FROG) technique to the measurement of the time-dependent intensity and phase of arbitrary ultraweak ultrashort pulses. We accomplish this by combining FROG with spectral interferometry. Spectral interferometry (SI) yields the phase difference between an unknown and a known pulse (the latter characterized with FROG). SI is a linear-optical method and hence is very sensitive. We demonstrate the combination of these two techniques by measuring the intensity and phase of a train of pulses 42 zeptojoules in energy (1/5 of a photon per pulse).

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239700
Show Author Affiliations
David N. Fittinghoff, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Rick P. Trebino, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Jason Bowie, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
John N. Sweetser, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Marco A. Krumbeugel, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Kenneth W. DeLong, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ian A. Walmsley, The Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2701:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III
William E. White; David H. Reitze, Editor(s)

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