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Experimental characterization of short laser pulses with rms duration and pulse quality factor
Author(s): Guy Rousseau; Nathalie McCarthy; Michel Piche
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Paper Abstract

We have measured the evolution of the root-mean-square (rms) duration of femtosecond pulses propagating in a dispersive medium (fused silica). Measured rms durations were compared to a theoretical propagation law based on a Pulse Quality Factor. Excellent agreement is found between theory and experiment when rms durations are evaluated with the help of the concept of fractional power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473836
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Guy Rousseau, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Nathalie McCarthy, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Michel Piche, Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5

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