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Femtosecond interferometric autocorrelations in the presence of pulse-front distortions
Author(s): F. Grasbon; Aleksander A. Dreischuh; G. G. Paulus; F. Zacher; Herbert Walther
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Paper Abstract

The tilt of the pulse front caused by misalignment in stretcher-compressor devices which are used in chirped pulse amplification should be carefully considered in the design of femtosecond laser systems. We present a convenient procedure for online measurement and minimization of the tilt in a grating stretcher/compressor setup. In addition, we present a theoretical model for the autocorrelation signal in the presence of pulse front distortion. The influence of the pulse front tilt to the autocorrelation function is numerically simulated and compared with the case for pulses with fourth order chirp.

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Date Published: 7 May 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3571, Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (7 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347610
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F. Grasbon, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Aleksander A. Dreischuh, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany) and Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
G. G. Paulus, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
F. Zacher, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Herbert Walther, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany) and Univ. Muenchen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3571:
Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Dimitar V. Stoyanov, Editor(s)

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