Abstract

A comprehensive real-time spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction (SPIDER) apparatus for characterizing femtosecond laser pulses is demonstrated. The SPIDER provides the temporal profiles of femtosecond laser pulses, reconstructed at the speed of 3.5 Hz, with parameters of the spectral phase such as group delay dispersion and third-order dispersion. The apparatus is applied successfully to optimize the spectral dispersion of a kHz femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser by adjusting a grating compressor in real time.

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2008

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic Press, USA, 2008), pp. 8, 91-96.

2006

G. Stibenz and G. Steinmeyer, “Optimizing spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 073105-1~073105-9 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

2004

2003

2002

J. H. Sung, K. H. Hong, Y. H. Cha, and C. H. Nam, “13-fs1-MW Ti:Sapphire laser oscillator in a long-cavity configuration,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, L931-L934 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

1999

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, “Self-referencing spectral interferometry for measuring ultrashort optical pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501-509 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shuman, M. E. Anderson, J. Bromage, C. Iaconis, L. Waxer, and I. A. Walmsley, “Real-time SPIDER: ultrashort pulse characterization at 20 Hz,” Opt. Exp. 5, 134-143 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

1995

1993

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, “Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571-579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1989

1982

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, “Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571-579 (1993).
[CrossRef]

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, “Self-referencing spectral interferometry for measuring ultrashort optical pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501-509 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

J. H. Sung, K. H. Hong, Y. H. Cha, and C. H. Nam, “13-fs1-MW Ti:Sapphire laser oscillator in a long-cavity configuration,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, L931-L934 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Exp.

T. M. Shuman, M. E. Anderson, J. Bromage, C. Iaconis, L. Waxer, and I. A. Walmsley, “Real-time SPIDER: ultrashort pulse characterization at 20 Hz,” Opt. Exp. 5, 134-143 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

W. Kornelis, J. Biegert, J. W. G. Tisch, M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, C. Vozzi, S. D. Silvestri, and U. Keller, “Single-shot kilohertz characterization of ultrashort pulses by spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction,” Opt. Lett. 28, 281-283 (2003).
[CrossRef]

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, “Spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction of ultrashort optical pulses,” Opt. Lett. 23, 792-794 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. C. Chu, J. P. Heritage, R. S. Grant, K. X. Liu, A. Dienes, W. E. White, and A. Sullivan, “Direct measurement of spectral phase of femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 20, 904-906 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Reynaud, F. Salin, and A. Barthelemy, “Measurement of phase shifts introduced by nonlinear optical phenomena on subpicosecond pulses,” Opt. Lett. 14, 275-277 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. Dorrer, P. Londero, and I. A. Walmsley, “Homodyne detection in spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1510-1512 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, “Zero-additionalphase SPIDER: full characterization of visible and sub-20-fs ultraviolet pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29, 210-212 (2004).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Kosik, A. S. Radunsky, I. A. Walmsley, and C. Dorrer, “Interferometric technique for measuring broadband ultrashort pulses at the sampling limit,” Opt. Lett. 30, 326-328 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Park, J.-H. Lee, and C. H. Nam, “Generation of 1.5 cycle 0.3 TW laser pulses using a hollow-fiber pulse compressor,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2342-2344 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

G. Stibenz and G. Steinmeyer, “Optimizing spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 073105-1~073105-9 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic Press, USA, 2008), pp. 8, 91-96.

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