Abstract

We present a compact implementation of the ultrashort pulse measurement technique based on dispersion scans (d-scan), allowing single-shot measurement of few-cycle pulses. The main novelty in our design, making our setup extremely compact and simple, is the use, after a prism, of a spherical mirror in an off-axis geometry. The intentionally introduced strong astigmatism makes it possible to image the output of the crystal in one direction while focusing it in the other direction, resulting in the output face of the prism being imaged into a line in the second-harmonic crystal. The technique is validated by comparing measured dispersion scans, retrieved spectral phases and temporal profiles of this single-shot system with standard d-scan results.

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2017 (5)

H. Valtna-Lukner, F. Belli, A. Ermolov, F. Köttig, K. F. Mak, F. Tani, J. C. Travers, and P. St. J. Russell, “Extremely broadband single-shot cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating using a transient grating as gate and dispersive element,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 88, 073106 (2017).
[Crossref]

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Miranda, J. Penedones, C. Guo, A. Harth, M. Louisy, L. Neoričić, A. L’Huillier, and C. L. Arnold, “Fast iterative retrieval algorithm for ultrashort pulse characterization using dispersion scans,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 34, 190–197 (2017).
[Crossref]

H. Timmers, Y. Kobayashi, K. F. Chang, M. Reduzzi, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, “Generating high-contrast, near single-cycle waveforms with third-order dispersion compensation,” Opt. Lett. 42, 811–814 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Canhota, F. Silva, R. Weigand, and H. M. Crespo, “Inline self-diffraction dispersion-scan of over octave-spanning pulses in the single-cycle regime,” Opt. Lett. 42, 3048–3051 (2017).
[Crossref]

2016 (1)

2015 (2)

2014 (2)

2013 (2)

Y. An, Q. Sun, Y. Liu, C. Li, and Z.-Q. Wang, “The design of astigmatism-free crossed Czerny–Turner spectrometer,” Optik 124, 2539–2543 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Loriot, G. Gitzinger, and N. Forget, “Self-referenced characterization of femtosecond laser pulses by chirp scan,” Opt. Express 21, 24879–24893 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (2)

2010 (2)

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

2006 (1)

2004 (1)

2001 (1)

1998 (1)

1996 (1)

1993 (3)

1970 (1)

B. Bates, M. McDowell, and A. C. Newton, “Correction of astigmatism in a Czerny–Turner spectrograph using a plane grating in divergent illumination,” J. Phys. E 3, 206–210 (1970).
[Crossref]

Akturk, S.

Alonso, B.

An, Y.

Y. An, Q. Sun, Y. Liu, C. Li, and Z.-Q. Wang, “The design of astigmatism-free crossed Czerny–Turner spectrometer,” Optik 124, 2539–2543 (2013).
[Crossref]

Arnold, C.

Arnold, C. L.

Austin, D. R.

Bates, B.

B. Bates, M. McDowell, and A. C. Newton, “Correction of astigmatism in a Czerny–Turner spectrograph using a plane grating in divergent illumination,” J. Phys. E 3, 206–210 (1970).
[Crossref]

Baudisch, M.

F. Silva, M. Miranda, S. Teichmann, M. Baudisch, M. Massicotte, F. Koppens, J. Biegert, and H. Crespo, “Pulse measurement from near to mid-IR using third harmonic generation dispersion scan in multilayer graphene,” in 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC)—International Quantum Electronics Conference (2013).

Beaurepaire, B.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Belli, F.

H. Valtna-Lukner, F. Belli, A. Ermolov, F. Köttig, K. F. Mak, F. Tani, J. C. Travers, and P. St. J. Russell, “Extremely broadband single-shot cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating using a transient grating as gate and dispersive element,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 88, 073106 (2017).
[Crossref]

Bengtsson, S. N.

Biegert, J.

F. Silva, M. Miranda, S. Teichmann, M. Baudisch, M. Massicotte, F. Koppens, J. Biegert, and H. Crespo, “Pulse measurement from near to mid-IR using third harmonic generation dispersion scan in multilayer graphene,” in 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC)—International Quantum Electronics Conference (2013).

Birge, J. R.

Bocoum, M.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Böhle, F.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Brizuela, F.

Campi, F.

Canhota, M.

Chang, K. F.

Chanteau, B.

Cojocaru, C.

F. Silva, I. Sola, H. Crespo, R. Romero, M. Miranda, C. L. Arnold, A. L’Huillier, J. Trull, and C. Cojocaru, “Monolithic single-shot dispersion-scan: a new tool for real-time measurement and optimization of femtosecond pulses,” in European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics—European Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, 2017), p. CF 11.3.

Cornaggia, C.

Crespo, H.

D. Fabris, W. Holgado, F. Silva, T. Witting, J. W. G. Tisch, and H. Crespo, “Single-shot implementation of dispersion-scan for the characterization of ultrashort laser pulses,” Opt. Express 23, 32803–32808 (2015).
[Crossref]

F. Silva, M. Miranda, B. Alonso, J. Rauschenberger, V. Pervak, and H. Crespo, “Simultaneous compression, characterization and phase stabilization of GW-level 1.4 cycle VIS-NIR femtosecond pulses using a single dispersion-scan setup,” Opt. Express 22, 10181–10191 (2014).
[Crossref]

M. Miranda, T. Fordell, C. Arnold, A. L’Huillier, and H. Crespo, “Simultaneous compression and characterization of ultrashort laser pulses using chirped mirrors and glass wedges,” Opt. Express 20, 688–697 (2012).
[Crossref]

M. Miranda, C. L. Arnold, T. Fordell, F. Silva, B. Alonso, R. Weigand, A. L’Huillier, and H. Crespo, “Characterization of broadband few-cycle laser pulses with the d-scan technique,” Opt. Express 20, 18732–18743 (2012).
[Crossref]

F. Silva, I. Sola, H. Crespo, R. Romero, M. Miranda, C. L. Arnold, A. L’Huillier, J. Trull, and C. Cojocaru, “Monolithic single-shot dispersion-scan: a new tool for real-time measurement and optimization of femtosecond pulses,” in European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics—European Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, 2017), p. CF 11.3.

F. Silva, M. Miranda, S. Teichmann, M. Baudisch, M. Massicotte, F. Koppens, J. Biegert, and H. Crespo, “Pulse measurement from near to mid-IR using third harmonic generation dispersion scan in multilayer graphene,” in 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC)—International Quantum Electronics Conference (2013).

Crespo, H. M.

D’Amico, C.

Dantus, M.

Diels, J.-C.

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Academic, 1996).

Ermolov, A.

H. Valtna-Lukner, F. Belli, A. Ermolov, F. Köttig, K. F. Mak, F. Tani, J. C. Travers, and P. St. J. Russell, “Extremely broadband single-shot cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating using a transient grating as gate and dispersive element,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 88, 073106 (2017).
[Crossref]

Fabris, D.

Faure, J.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Fordell, T.

Forget, N.

Gitzinger, G.

Grabielle, S.

Gu, X.

Guénot, D.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Louisy, C. L. Arnold, M. Miranda, E. W. Larsen, S. N. Bengtsson, D. Kroon, M. Kotur, D. Guénot, L. Rading, P. Rudawski, F. Brizuela, F. Campi, B. Kim, A. Jarnac, A. Houard, J. Mauritsson, P. Johnsson, A. L’Huillier, and C. M. Heyl, “Gating attosecond pulses in a noncollinear geometry,” Optica 2, 563–566 (2015).
[Crossref]

Guo, C.

Gustas, D.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Harth, A.

Hello, P.

Heyl, C. M.

Hoffmann, M.

Holgado, W.

Houard, A.

Iaconis, C.

Jarnac, A.

Johnsson, P.

Jullien, A.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Jupé, M.

Kane, D. J.

Kärtner, F. X.

Kim, B.

Kimmel, M.

Kobayashi, Y.

Koppens, F.

F. Silva, M. Miranda, S. Teichmann, M. Baudisch, M. Massicotte, F. Koppens, J. Biegert, and H. Crespo, “Pulse measurement from near to mid-IR using third harmonic generation dispersion scan in multilayer graphene,” in 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC)—International Quantum Electronics Conference (2013).

Köttig, F.

H. Valtna-Lukner, F. Belli, A. Ermolov, F. Köttig, K. F. Mak, F. Tani, J. C. Travers, and P. St. J. Russell, “Extremely broadband single-shot cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating using a transient grating as gate and dispersive element,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 88, 073106 (2017).
[Crossref]

Kotur, M.

Kovacev, M.

Kretschmar, M.

Kroon, D.

Kurz, H.

L’Huillier, A.

Larsen, E. W.

Leone, S. R.

Li, C.

Y. An, Q. Sun, Y. Liu, C. Li, and Z.-Q. Wang, “The design of astigmatism-free crossed Czerny–Turner spectrometer,” Optik 124, 2539–2543 (2013).
[Crossref]

Lifschitz, A.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Liu, Y.

Y. An, Q. Sun, Y. Liu, C. Li, and Z.-Q. Wang, “The design of astigmatism-free crossed Czerny–Turner spectrometer,” Optik 124, 2539–2543 (2013).
[Crossref]

Lopez-Martens, R.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Loriot, V.

Louisy, M.

Lozano, M.

D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle, M. Bocoum, M. Lozano, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, A. Lifschitz, and J. Faure, “Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 11, 293–296 (2017).
[Crossref]

Lozovoy, V. V.

Mak, K. F.

H. Valtna-Lukner, F. Belli, A. Ermolov, F. Köttig, K. F. Mak, F. Tani, J. C. Travers, and P. St. J. Russell, “Extremely broadband single-shot cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating using a transient grating as gate and dispersive element,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 88, 073106 (2017).
[Crossref]

Man, C. N.

Massicotte, M.

F. Silva, M. Miranda, S. Teichmann, M. Baudisch, M. Massicotte, F. Koppens, J. Biegert, and H. Crespo, “Pulse measurement from near to mid-IR using third harmonic generation dispersion scan in multilayer graphene,” in 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC)—International Quantum Electronics Conference (2013).

Mauritsson, J.

McDowell, M.

B. Bates, M. McDowell, and A. C. Newton, “Correction of astigmatism in a Czerny–Turner spectrograph using a plane grating in divergent illumination,” J. Phys. E 3, 206–210 (1970).
[Crossref]

Miranda, M.

M. Miranda, J. Penedones, C. Guo, A. Harth, M. Louisy, L. Neoričić, A. L’Huillier, and C. L. Arnold, “Fast iterative retrieval algorithm for ultrashort pulse characterization using dispersion scans,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 34, 190–197 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Louisy, C. L. Arnold, M. Miranda, E. W. Larsen, S. N. Bengtsson, D. Kroon, M. Kotur, D. Guénot, L. Rading, P. Rudawski, F. Brizuela, F. Campi, B. Kim, A. Jarnac, A. Houard, J. Mauritsson, P. Johnsson, A. L’Huillier, and C. M. Heyl, “Gating attosecond pulses in a noncollinear geometry,” Optica 2, 563–566 (2015).
[Crossref]

F. Silva, M. Miranda, B. Alonso, J. Rauschenberger, V. Pervak, and H. Crespo, “Simultaneous compression, characterization and phase stabilization of GW-level 1.4 cycle VIS-NIR femtosecond pulses using a single dispersion-scan setup,” Opt. Express 22, 10181–10191 (2014).
[Crossref]

M. Miranda, C. L. Arnold, T. Fordell, F. Silva, B. Alonso, R. Weigand, A. L’Huillier, and H. Crespo, “Characterization of broadband few-cycle laser pulses with the d-scan technique,” Opt. Express 20, 18732–18743 (2012).
[Crossref]

M. Miranda, T. Fordell, C. Arnold, A. L’Huillier, and H. Crespo, “Simultaneous compression and characterization of ultrashort laser pulses using chirped mirrors and glass wedges,” Opt. Express 20, 688–697 (2012).
[Crossref]

F. Silva, M. Miranda, S. Teichmann, M. Baudisch, M. Massicotte, F. Koppens, J. Biegert, and H. Crespo, “Pulse measurement from near to mid-IR using third harmonic generation dispersion scan in multilayer graphene,” in 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC)—International Quantum Electronics Conference (2013).

F. Silva, I. Sola, H. Crespo, R. Romero, M. Miranda, C. L. Arnold, A. L’Huillier, J. Trull, and C. Cojocaru, “Monolithic single-shot dispersion-scan: a new tool for real-time measurement and optimization of femtosecond pulses,” in European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics—European Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, 2017), p. CF 11.3.

Morgner, U.

Moulet, A.

Mysyrowicz, A.

Nagy, T.

Neoricic, L.

Neumark, D. M.

Newton, A. C.

B. Bates, M. McDowell, and A. C. Newton, “Correction of astigmatism in a Czerny–Turner spectrograph using a plane grating in divergent illumination,” J. Phys. E 3, 206–210 (1970).
[Crossref]

O’Shea, P.

Oksenhendler, T.

Pastirk, I.

Penedones, J.

Pervak, V.

Rading, L.

Rauschenberger, J.

Reduzzi, M.

Ristau, D.

Romero, R.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. Schematic of the setup to generate SHG as a function of glass insertion, using an off-axis spherical mirror. For simplicity, only the paths of two spectral components are depicted. The beam is assumed to be spatially homogeneous at the entrance of the prism, and different parts experience different amounts of dispersion. The off-axis geometry leads to different effective focal lengths in the vertical and horizontal planes, resulting in focusing in one plane and imaging in the other. The electric fields at lines A’ and B’, which are at the exit face of the prism, are imaged, respectively, into points A and B at the SHG crystal.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. (a) Concept of off-axis focusing/imaging geometry with (b) imaging in tangential plane and (c) focusing in sagittal plane.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. Ray-tracing results for imaging in the tangential plane and focusing in the sagittal plane with an off-axis spherical mirror. Three wavelengths are computed: 600 nm (green), 800 nm (black), and 1000 nm (red). The black circles indicate the Airy disk size (first zero) obtained by focusing a 5 mm top-hat beam.
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. Crossed Czerny–Turner spectrometer design. (a)  C , spherical collimating mirror with incidence angle in the tangential plane θ C and radius R C ; L SC , distance between the slit and the collimating mirror; G , grating of pitch Γ with incidence angle α and diffraction angle β ; L CG , distance between the collimating mirror and the grating; F , spherical focusing mirror with incidence angle θ F and radius R F ; L GF , distance between the grating and the focusing mirror; CCD, camera’s detector with incidence angle θ D ; L FD , distance between the focusing mirror and the detector. To use this spectrometer in the single-shot d-scan, we replaced the slit by a BBO crystal for SHG and added a polarizer in front of the camera; (b) ray-tracing simulation for 260 nm (blue), 350 nm (green), and 460 nm (red); (c) simulated spot size on the CCD. The insets show a zoom of the spot size in the center and the edges of the CCD; the black circles show the diffraction-limited spot size.
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. Simplified schematic of the experimental setup. See main text for details.
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. Experimental results, with (a–c) measured and (d–f) retrieved d-scans; (g) measured spectrum (gray line—same for all cases) and retrieved spectral phases; (h) corresponding time domain intensity reconstructions.

Tables (2)

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Table 1. Imaging Spectrometer Basic Parameters

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Table 2. Imaging Spectrometer Designed Parameters

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f t = f 0 cos ϕ ,
f s = f 0 cos ϕ ,
1 s 1 + 1 s 2 = 1 f t ,
s 1 = f 0 cos ϕ sin 2 ϕ .

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