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Sensitive ultrashort pulse chirp measurement
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Paper Abstract

The chirp of an ultrashort laser pulse can be extracted accurately in real-time using a simple modified autointerferometric correlation (MOSAIC) technique. Our newly developed time-domain algorithm is well suited for low signal-to-noise conditions. We display results revealing high sensitivity to chirp with signal-to-noise levels approaching the noise floor. Correction algorithms have been developed to accommodate signal distortions arising from bandwidth limitations, interferometer misalignment, and non-quadratic detector response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5991, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005, 59912G (7 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.638797
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Daniel A. Bender, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Michael P. Hasselbeck, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5991:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M.J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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