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Femtosecond Optical Pulses And Technology
Author(s): R. Yen; C. V. Shank; R. L. Fork
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Paper Abstract

In this discussion, we report two recent advances in femtosecond optical technology. Firstly, the generation and measurement of optical pulses as short as 30 fs is described. The pulses are produced using self-phase modulation of the 90 fs laser pulse in a short 15 cm optical fiber followed by a grating compressor. Finally, we report the operation of an optically synchronized streak camera which operates at 10 Hz repetition rate and has a system jitter of less than one picosecond. Synch-ronization is achieved with a Fe:InP photoconductive switch which allows for room temperature dc biasing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0439, Picosecond Optoelectronics, (28 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.966064
Show Author Affiliations
R. Yen, Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States)
C. V. Shank, Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States)
R. L. Fork, Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0439:
Picosecond Optoelectronics
Gerard A. Mourou, Editor(s)

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