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Performing the triple auto-correlation of picosecond optical pulse train with a photo electromotive force detector
Author(s): Alexandre S. Shcherbakov; Svetlana Mansurova; Pedro Moreno Zarate; Joaquin Campos Acosta; Sergey A. Nemov
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Paper Abstract

vHere, we consider the possibility of involving the photo-EMF detectors in registration of the parameters peculiar to ultrashort optical pulses, and it is compared whit the recently triple correlator via Direct and Cascade Third Harmonic Generation. Knowledge of triple auto-correlation function, whose Fourier transformation shapes the corresponding bispectrum, makes possible recovering such train-average parameters as, for instance, the pulse width and frequency chirp as well as revealing asymmetry of ultra-short pulse envelope. The main advantage of applying the photo-EMF detectors lies in an opportunity to detect triple correlations directly, without any intermediate frequency conversion with optical nonlinear processes in additional crystals. Then, the theory of three-beam-correlations at photosensitive layer of the photo-EMF detector is developed, so that principal possibility of registering the high-order-correlations is demonstrated. It can be done within schematic arrangement including the three-beam Michelson interferometer, so that the obtained high-order-correlations have non-traditional form and need rather specific algorithm for their further processing. Also, the experimental characterizations are presented for gallium arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor and the poly-fluoren 6-co-triphenyldiamine (PF6-TPD) photo-conductor-polymer, which both exhibit the photo-EMF-effect. They both exhibit high-pass transfer functions that give us high vibration stability. This novel approach provides more reliable analyzing train-average parameters of picosecond pulses due to significantly higher level of the output optical signals under processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7917, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications X, 79170S (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873977
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Alexandre S. Shcherbakov, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Svetlana Mansurova, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Pedro Moreno Zarate, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
NovaUniv. (Mexico)
Joaquin Campos Acosta, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
Sergey A. Nemov, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical Univ. (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7917:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications X
Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Editor(s)

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