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High-dynamic-range measurement of the temporal contrast of ultrashort UV pulses
Author(s): Karoly Osvay; Ian N. Ross; J. M. D. Lister; Chris J. Hooker
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an experimental technique for measurement of the contrast ratio of ultrashort UV pulses. The multiple shot device based on the scheme of difference frequency generation is, to our knowledge, the only cross correlator in the UV so far, which offers a dynamic range of >= 107 and operates with input pulse energies as low as 5 (mu) J. Changing the cross correlator into single shot mode, the temporal shape of the UV pulse can be measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3423, Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (14 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316577
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Karoly Osvay, Jozsef Attila Univ. (Hungary)
Ian N. Ross, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. M. D. Lister, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Chris J. Hooker, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3423:
Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Amalia Torre; Giuseppe Baldacchini, Editor(s)

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