Abstract

A novel cross-correlator that can be used for temporal characterization of femtosecond laser pulses has been developed. The correlation trace is obtained by “sampling” the structure of the laser pulse with a single, high-contrast pulse produced through femtosecond white-light generation in a line focus. This correlator has, therefore, fewer “ghosts” than a conventional third-order cross-correlator and it can be used with laser pulses that span across a wide wavelength range. Both scanning and single-shot experimental arrangements are described.

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2004 (1)

U. Teubner, K. Eidmann, U. Wagner, U. Andiel, F. Pisani, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Witte, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Schlegel, and E. Forster, "Harmonic emission from the rear side of thin overdense foils irradiated with intense ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,18500114 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (4)

D. Schumacher, "Controlling continuum generation," Opt. Lett. 27,451-453 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Pittman, S. Ferré, J. P. Rosseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Ch´eriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74,529-535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Y. Kim, I Alexeev, and H. M. Milchberg, "Single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81,4124-4126 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomes, R. Alliot, C. Danson, and A. Hall, "A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurement," Laser and Particle Beams 19,231-235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J-P Wolf, Y-B Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, "Infrared extension of the supercontinuum generated by femtosecond terawatt laser pulses propagating in the atmosphere," Opt. Lett. 25,1397-1399 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

R. N. Gyuzalian, S. B. Sogomonian, and Z. Gy. Horvath, "Background-free measurement of time behaviour of an individual picosecond laser pulse," Opt. Commun. 29,239-242 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1995 (1)

D. F. Price, R. M. Moore, R. S. Walling, G. Guethlein, R. L. Shepherd, R. E. Stewart, andW. E. White "Absorption of ultrashort laser pulses by solid targets heated rapidly,"Phys. Rev. Lett. 75,252-255 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993 (3)

S. Luan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, "High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes," Meas. Sci. Technol. 4,1426-1429 (1993).
[CrossRef]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, "Single-shot measurement of the intensity and phase of an arbitrary ultrashort pulse by using frequency-resolved optical gating," Opt. Lett. 18,823-825 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1987 (1)

1986 (1)

P. B. Corkum, C. Rolland, and T. Srinivasan-Rao, "Supercontinuum generation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 57,2268-2271 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56,219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

Alexeev, I

K. Y. Kim, I Alexeev, and H. M. Milchberg, "Single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81,4124-4126 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Alliot, R.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomes, R. Alliot, C. Danson, and A. Hall, "A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurement," Laser and Particle Beams 19,231-235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Allott, R. M.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Andiel, U.

U. Teubner, K. Eidmann, U. Wagner, U. Andiel, F. Pisani, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Witte, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Schlegel, and E. Forster, "Harmonic emission from the rear side of thin overdense foils irradiated with intense ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,18500114 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Andre, Y-B

Audebert, P.

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Barzanti, L. J.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Brun, A.

Catravas, P. E.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ch´eriaux, G.

M. Pittman, S. Ferré, J. P. Rosseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Ch´eriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74,529-535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J. P.

M. Pittman, S. Ferré, J. P. Rosseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Ch´eriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74,529-535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chang, Z.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chen, C.

Clarke, R. J.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomes, R. Alliot, C. Danson, and A. Hall, "A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurement," Laser and Particle Beams 19,231-235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J. L.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, P. B.

P. B. Corkum, C. Rolland, and T. Srinivasan-Rao, "Supercontinuum generation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 57,2268-2271 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Damerell, A. E.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Dangor, A. E.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Danson, C.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomes, R. Alliot, C. Danson, and A. Hall, "A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurement," Laser and Particle Beams 19,231-235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Danson, C. N.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Donahue, R.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Edwards, C. B.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Eidmann, K.

U. Teubner, K. Eidmann, U. Wagner, U. Andiel, F. Pisani, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Witte, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Schlegel, and E. Forster, "Harmonic emission from the rear side of thin overdense foils irradiated with intense ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,18500114 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Esarey, E.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ferré, S.

M. Pittman, S. Ferré, J. P. Rosseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Ch´eriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74,529-535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fork, R. L.

Forster, E.

U. Teubner, K. Eidmann, U. Wagner, U. Andiel, F. Pisani, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Witte, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Schlegel, and E. Forster, "Harmonic emission from the rear side of thin overdense foils irradiated with intense ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,18500114 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fournier, K. B.

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Franco, M.

Fubiani, G.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gauthier, J.-C.

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Geddes, C. G. R.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

Guethlein, G.

D. F. Price, R. M. Moore, R. S. Walling, G. Guethlein, R. L. Shepherd, R. E. Stewart, andW. E. White "Absorption of ultrashort laser pulses by solid targets heated rapidly,"Phys. Rev. Lett. 75,252-255 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gy, Z.

R. N. Gyuzalian, S. B. Sogomonian, and Z. Gy. Horvath, "Background-free measurement of time behaviour of an individual picosecond laser pulse," Opt. Commun. 29,239-242 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gyuzalian, R. N.

R. N. Gyuzalian, S. B. Sogomonian, and Z. Gy. Horvath, "Background-free measurement of time behaviour of an individual picosecond laser pulse," Opt. Commun. 29,239-242 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hall, A.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomes, R. Alliot, C. Danson, and A. Hall, "A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurement," Laser and Particle Beams 19,231-235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hancock, S.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hernandez-Gomes, C.

J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomes, R. Alliot, C. Danson, and A. Hall, "A single-shot third-order autocorrelator for pulse contrast and pulse shape measurement," Laser and Particle Beams 19,231-235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hirlimann, C.

Hutchinson, M. H. R.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Luan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, "High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes," Meas. Sci. Technol. 4,1426-1429 (1993).
[CrossRef]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Iaconis, C.

Kanai, T.

Kane, D. J.

Kasparian, J.

Key, M. H.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kim, K. Y.

K. Y. Kim, I Alexeev, and H. M. Milchberg, "Single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81,4124-4126 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Klein, L.

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lee, R.

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Leemans, W. P.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Luan, S.

S. Luan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, "High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes," Meas. Sci. Technol. 4,1426-1429 (1993).
[CrossRef]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mahadeo, R. R.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mercer, I. P.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Meyer-ter-Vehn, J.

U. Teubner, K. Eidmann, U. Wagner, U. Andiel, F. Pisani, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Witte, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Schlegel, and E. Forster, "Harmonic emission from the rear side of thin overdense foils irradiated with intense ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,18500114 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Milchberg, H. M.

K. Y. Kim, I Alexeev, and H. M. Milchberg, "Single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81,4124-4126 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mondelain, D.

Moore, R. M.

D. F. Price, R. M. Moore, R. S. Walling, G. Guethlein, R. L. Shepherd, R. E. Stewart, andW. E. White "Absorption of ultrashort laser pulses by solid targets heated rapidly,"Phys. Rev. Lett. 75,252-255 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56,219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Mysyrowicz, A.

Neely, D.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Niedermeier, S.

Norreys, P.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Notebaert, L.

M. Pittman, S. Ferré, J. P. Rosseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Ch´eriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74,529-535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Notley, M.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pepler, D. A.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Peyrusse, O.

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Pisani, F.

U. Teubner, K. Eidmann, U. Wagner, U. Andiel, F. Pisani, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Witte, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Schlegel, and E. Forster, "Harmonic emission from the rear side of thin overdense foils irradiated with intense ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,18500114 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pittman, M.

M. Pittman, S. Ferré, J. P. Rosseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Ch´eriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74,529-535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B.

Price, D. F.

D. F. Price, R. M. Moore, R. S. Walling, G. Guethlein, R. L. Shepherd, R. E. Stewart, andW. E. White "Absorption of ultrashort laser pulses by solid targets heated rapidly,"Phys. Rev. Lett. 75,252-255 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Randerson, M.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rodgers, D.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Rodkiss, D. A.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rodriguez, M.

Rolland, C.

P. B. Corkum, C. Rolland, and T. Srinivasan-Rao, "Supercontinuum generation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 57,2268-2271 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ross, I. N.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rosseau, J. P.

M. Pittman, S. Ferré, J. P. Rosseau, L. Notebaert, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Ch´eriaux, "Design and characterization of a near-diffraction-limited femtosecond 100-TW 10-Hz high-intensity laser system," Appl. Phys. B 74,529-535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Salin, F.

Sauerbrey, R.

Schlegel, T.

U. Teubner, K. Eidmann, U. Wagner, U. Andiel, F. Pisani, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Witte, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Schlegel, and E. Forster, "Harmonic emission from the rear side of thin overdense foils irradiated with intense ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,18500114 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Schumacher, D.

Sekikawa, T.

Shadwick, B. A.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

Shepherd, R.

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, R. L.

D. F. Price, R. M. Moore, R. S. Walling, G. Guethlein, R. L. Shepherd, R. E. Stewart, andW. E. White "Absorption of ultrashort laser pulses by solid targets heated rapidly,"Phys. Rev. Lett. 75,252-255 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, A.

W. P. Leemans, D. Rodgers, P. E. Catravas, C. G. R. Geddes, G. Fubiani, E. Esarey, B. A. Shadwick, R. Donahue, A. Smith, "Gamma-neutron activation experiments using laser wakefield accelerators," Phys. Plasmas 8,2510-2516 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Smith, M. A.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. A.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. Luan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, R. A. Smith, and F. Zhou, "High dynamic range third-order correlation measurement of picosecond laser pulse shapes," Meas. Sci. Technol. 4,1426-1429 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sogomonian, S. B.

R. N. Gyuzalian, S. B. Sogomonian, and Z. Gy. Horvath, "Background-free measurement of time behaviour of an individual picosecond laser pulse," Opt. Commun. 29,239-242 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Springall, J.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Springer, P.

P. Audebert, R. Shepherd, K. B. Fournier, O. Peyrusse, R. Lee, P. Springer, J.-C. Gauthier, and L. Klein, "Heating of thin foils with a relativistic-intensity short-pulse laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89,26500114 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Srinivasan-Rao, T.

P. B. Corkum, C. Rolland, and T. Srinivasan-Rao, "Supercontinuum generation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 57,2268-2271 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stewart, R. E.

D. F. Price, R. M. Moore, R. S. Walling, G. Guethlein, R. L. Shepherd, R. E. Stewart, andW. E. White "Absorption of ultrashort laser pulses by solid targets heated rapidly,"Phys. Rev. Lett. 75,252-255 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56,219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Stubbs, M.

D. Neely, R. M. Allott, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, C. N. Danson, C. B. Edwards, C. Hernandez-Gomez, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. Notley, D. A. Pepler, M. Randerson, I. N. Ross, J. Springall, M. Stubbs, T. Winstone, and A. E. Dangor, "Frequency doubling multi-terawatt sub-picosecond pulses for plasma interactions," Laser and Particle Beams,  18,405-409 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Taday, P.

C. N. Danson, L. J. Barzanti, Z. Chang, A. E. Damerell, C. B. Edwards, S. Hancock, M. H. R. Hutchinson, M. H. Key, S. Luan, R. R. Mahadeo, I. P. Mercer, P. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, D. A. Rodkiss, I. N. Ross, M. A. Smith, R. A. Smith, P. Taday, W. T. Toner, K. W. M. Wigmore, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and F. Zhou, "High contrast multi-terawatt pulse generation using chirped pulse amplification on the VULCAN laser facility," Opt. Commun. 103,392-397 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Teubner, U.

U. Teubner, K. Eidmann, U. Wagner, U. Andiel, F. Pisani, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Witte, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Schlegel, and E. Forster, "Harmonic emission from the rear side of thin overdense foils irradiated with intense ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,18500114 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Togashi, T.

Tomlinson, W. J.

Toner, W. T.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup. Cylindrical lenses are L1 and L2, M are high-reflectors (mirrors), BS beam splitter, SCG supercontinuum generator, SFG sum-frequency generation crystal, and F1 and F2 are 900-nm and 425-nm bandpass filters, respectively.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Normalized cross-correlation signal on the CCD camera versus laser pulse energy of the SC arm. Calibrated attenuators were used for both the camera and the SC arm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Photomultiplier signal of the cross-correlator operating in scanning mode with no post-pulse, top (blue) trace; auto-correlator with post-pulse, middle (red) trace; cross-correlator with post-pulse, bottom (black) trace. To better distinguish the curves, top and middle traces have been displaced by 4 V and 2 V, respectively.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Temporal resolution of the SCCORR in the scanning setup with 20 μm/step (a), single-shot image on the CCD camera (b), and lineout of the image (c).

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