QUANTITATIVE INVESTIGATION OF OPTICAL PHASE-MEASURING TECHNIQUES FOR ULTRASHORT-PULSE LASERS

Citation
A. Sullivan et al., QUANTITATIVE INVESTIGATION OF OPTICAL PHASE-MEASURING TECHNIQUES FOR ULTRASHORT-PULSE LASERS, Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics, 13(9), 1996, pp. 1965-1978
Citations number
40
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Optics
ISSN journal
0740-3224
Volume
13
Issue
9
Year of publication
1996
Pages
1965 - 1978
Database
ISI
SICI code
0740-3224(1996)13:9<1965:QIOOPT>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
We have performed a quantitative investigation into the capabilities a nd the limitations of two phase-measuring techniques: second-harmonic- generation frequency-resolved optical gating and direct optical-spectr al phase measurement. In particular, we have studied the reproducibili ty and the accuracy of these techniques in measuring the frequency-dep endent phase of ultrashort pulses with varying amounts of cubic and qu adratic phase. We find that both of these techniques are accurate to w ithin 5% in measuring phase distortions in optical pulses. (C) 1996 Op tical Society of America.