Abstract

We discuss the problem of measuring the intensity and phase of a broadband continuum in a single shot, considering three possible methods, and perform preliminary measurements using one of them. Our measurements use transient-grating cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (TG XFROG) with a third-order nonlinear medium, which currently can phase match over 300nm simultaneously. We demonstrate this technique for a continuum generated in bulk fused silica that is 12.5mm thick. Due to limited reference-pulse energy, we do not achieve a true single-shot measurement, instead averaging over approximately five shots. The retrieved trace and spectrum contain fine structure, and the retrieved temporal phase is mainly quadratic.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription