Abstract

There are presented analytical and experimental results of a novel method which enables significant simplifications in spectral shearing interferometry as applied for ultrashort optical pulse measurements. The method attempts to improve the superiority in conventional Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction (SPIDER). It doesn’t split a test pulse into two parts, but compensates for the delay time between two quasi-monochromatic frequency components in a chirped pulse with spectral and temporal shear to produce an interferogram without fringe. Fringe free interferograms could simplify data processing procedures and reduce the restriction on resolution of spectrometers. The experimental setup avoids the influence of material dispersion with real-time and single-shot nature, and could be made up as a miniaturization measurement device. Although being short of the beauties in SPIDER, it still could be an optional femtosecond pulse measurement method in certain conditions.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. R.  Kienberger, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology comes of age,” Phys. Scr. 110, 32–38 (2004).
  2. M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  3. D. J.  Kane, R.  Trebino, “Characterization of arbitrary femtosecond pulses using frequency-resolved optical gating,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 571–579 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
  4. C.  Iaconis, I. A.  Walmsley, “Spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction of ultrashort optical pulses,” Opt. Lett. 23, 792–794 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  5. J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).
  6. P.  Baum, S.  Lochbrunner, E.  Riedle, “Tunable sub-10-fs ultraviolet pulses generated by achromatic frequency doubling,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1686–1688 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  7. E. M.  Kosik, A. S.  Radunsky, I. A.  Walmsley, C.  Dorrer, “Interferometric technique for measuring broadband ultrashort pulses at the sampling limit,” Opt. Lett. 30, 326–328 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  8. S. P.  Gorza, P.  Wasylczyk, I. A.  Walmsley, “Spectral shearing interferometry with spatially chirped replicas for measuring ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Express 15, 15168–15174 (2007).
  9. D. R.  Austin, T.  Witting, I. A.  Walmsley, “Resolution of the relative phase ambiguity in spectral shearing interferometry of ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1971–1973 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  10. J. R.  Birge, R.  Ell, F. X.  Kartner, “Two-dimensional spectral shearing interferometry for few-cycle pulse characterization,” Opt. Lett. 31, 2063–2065 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  11. S. P.  Gorza, A. S.  Radunsky, P.  Wasylczyk, I. A.  Walmsley, “Tailoring the phase-matching function for ultrashort pulse characterization by spectral shearing interferometry,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 24, 2064–2074 (2007).
  12. A. S.  Radunsky, I. A.  Walmsley, S. P.  Gorza, P.  Wasylczyk, “Compact spectral shearing interferometer for ultrashort pulse characterization,” Opt. Lett. 32, 181–183 (2007).
    [CrossRef]

2011 (1)

J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).

2010 (1)

2007 (3)

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

2001 (1)

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1993 (1)

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

Austin, D. R.

Baum, P.

Birge, J. R.

Brabec, T.

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, P.

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dorrer, C.

Drescher, M.

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ell, R.

Gorza, S. P.

Heinzmann, U.

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hentschel, M.

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Iaconis, C.

Jiao, Z. X.

J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).

Kane, D. J.

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

Kartner, F. X.

Kienberger, R.

R.  Kienberger, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology comes of age,” Phys. Scr. 110, 32–38 (2004).

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kosik, E. M.

Krausz, F.

R.  Kienberger, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology comes of age,” Phys. Scr. 110, 32–38 (2004).

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lai, T. S.

J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).

Lei, L.

J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).

Lochbrunner, S.

Lu, J.

J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).

Milosevic, N.

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Radunsky, A. S.

Reider, G. A.

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

Spielmann, C.

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Trebino, R.

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

Walmsley, I. A.

Wasylczyk, P.

Wen, J. H.

J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).

Witting, T.

Zhang, H.

J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. (2)

J. H.  Wen, H.  Zhang, J.  Lu, Z. X.  Jiao, L.  Lei, T. S.  Lai, “Spectral shearing interferometer with broad applicability,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 28, 1391–1395 (2011).

S. P.  Gorza, A. S.  Radunsky, P.  Wasylczyk, I. A.  Walmsley, “Tailoring the phase-matching function for ultrashort pulse characterization by spectral shearing interferometry,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 24, 2064–2074 (2007).

Nature (1)

M.  Hentschel, R.  Kienberger, C.  Spielmann, G. A.  Reider, N.  Milosevic, T.  Brabec, P.  Corkum, U.  Heinzmann, M.  Drescher, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature 414, 509–513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Phys. Scr. (1)

R.  Kienberger, F.  Krausz, “Attosecond metrology comes of age,” Phys. Scr. 110, 32–38 (2004).

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.