Abstract

The measurement of pulse-front tilt (PFT) in ultrashort pulse laser beams, without ambiguity of its sign, has been carried out using an in-house built single-shot tilted pulse-front autocorrelator (TPFAC) based on second harmonic generation in non-linear crystal. The experiment is carried out for the beam propagation through a single prism and a pair of prisms. Expressions of PFT angle have been derived to account for beam size, beam propagation effects and for arbitrary incidence of the laser beam. The measured PFT angles were found in accordance with theoretically calculated values. The calculated sensitivity of TPFAC is found to be larger than that offered by the other techniques.

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Avnish K. Sharma, Rajesh K. Patidar, Manchi Raghuramaiah, Prasad A. Naik, and Parshotam D. Gupta, "Measuring pulse-front tilt in ultrashort pulse laser beams without ambiguity of its sign using single-shot tilted pulse-front autocorrelator: Erratum," Opt. Express 15, 7537-7537 (2007)
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2006 (1)

J. H. Sung, J. Y. Park, T. Imran, Y. S. Lee, and C. H. Nam, "Generation of 0.2-TW5.5-fs optical pulses at 1 kHz using a differentially pumped hollow-fiber chirped-mirror compressor," Appl. Phys. B Laser & Optics 82, 5-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (4)

2004 (6)

K. Osvay, A. P. Kovacs, Z. Heiner, G. Kurdi, J. Klebniczki, M. Csatari, "Angular dispersion and temporal change of femtosecond pulses from misaligned pulse compressors," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 213-220 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Kanai, X. Zhou, T. Liu, A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of terawatt 10-fs blue pulses by compensation for pulse-front distortion in broadband frequency doubling," Opt. Lett. 29, 2929-2931 (2004).
[CrossRef]

X. Gu, S. Akturk, and R. Trebino, "Spatial chirp in Ultrafast Optics," Opt. Commun. 242, 599-604 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Akturk, X. Gu, E. Zeek, and R. Trebino, "Pulse-front tilt caused by spatial and temporal chirp," Opt. Express 12, 4399-4410 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (4)

2002 (4)

C. Dorrer, E. M. Kosik, and I. A. Walmsley, "Spatio-temporal characterization of ultrashort optical pulses using two-dimensional shearing interferometry," Appl. Phys. B 74, 209-219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Varjú, A. P. Kovács, K. Osvay, and G. Kurdi, "Angular dispersion of femtosecond pulses in a Gaussian beam," Opt. Lett. 27, 2034-2036 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, G. Almasi, I. Kozma, and J. Kuhl, "Velocity matching by pulse front tilting for large area THz-pulse generation," Opt. Express 10, 1161-1166 (2002).
[PubMed]

K. Varjú, A. P. Kovács, G. Kurdi, and K. Osvay, "High precision measurement of angular dispersion in a CPA laser," Appl. Phys. B 74, S259-S263 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

2000 (2)

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Valiulis, G. TamoSauskas, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, "Nonlinear pulse compression in the ultraviolet," Opt. Commun. 141, 50-55 (1997).

1996 (2)

J. Hebling, "Derivation of the pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 28, 1759-1763 (1996).
[CrossRef]

C. Radzewicz, M. J. la Grone and J. S. Krasinski, "Interferometric measurement of femtosecond pulse distortion by lenses," Opt. Commun. 126, 185-190 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

Z. Bor, B. Racz, G. Szabo, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazim, "Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular-dispersion," Opt. Eng. 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1986 (2)

O. E. Martinez, "Pulse distortions in tilted pulse schemes for ultrashort pulses," Opt. Commun. 59, 229-232 (1986).
[CrossRef]

O. E. Martinez, "Grating and prism compressors in the case of finite beam size," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 929-934 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

Z. Bor and B. Racz, "Group-velocity dispersion in prisms and its application to pulse-compression and traveling-wave excitation," Opt. Commun. 54, 165-170 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Akahane, Y.

Akturk, S.

Almasi, G.

Almási, G.

Aoyama, M.

Blanchot, N.

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bor, Z.

Z. Bor, B. Racz, G. Szabo, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazim, "Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular-dispersion," Opt. Eng. 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor and B. Racz, "Group-velocity dispersion in prisms and its application to pulse-compression and traveling-wave excitation," Opt. Commun. 54, 165-170 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Brummitt, P. A.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Cardoso, L.

Carillon, A.

Chanteloup, J. C.

Clarke, R. J.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J. L.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Csatari, M.

K. Osvay, A. P. Kovacs, Z. Heiner, G. Kurdi, J. Klebniczki, M. Csatari, "Angular dispersion and temporal change of femtosecond pulses from misaligned pulse compressors," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 213-220 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Danielius, R.

Danson, C. N.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Divall, M.

K. Osvay, A. P. Kovacs, G. Kurdi, Z. Heiner, M. Divall, J. Klebniczki, and I. E. Ferincz, "Measurement of non-compensated angular dispersion and the subsequent temporal lengthening of femtosecond pulses in a CPA laser," Opt. Commun. 248, 201-209 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Dorrer, C.

C. Dorrer, E. M. Kosik, and I. A. Walmsley, "Spatio-temporal characterization of ultrashort optical pulses using two-dimensional shearing interferometry," Appl. Phys. B 74, 209-219 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Valiulis, G. TamoSauskas, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, "Nonlinear pulse compression in the ultraviolet," Opt. Commun. 141, 50-55 (1997).

Fell, G.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ferincz, I. E.

K. Osvay, A. P. Kovacs, G. Kurdi, Z. Heiner, M. Divall, J. Klebniczki, and I. E. Ferincz, "Measurement of non-compensated angular dispersion and the subsequent temporal lengthening of femtosecond pulses in a CPA laser," Opt. Commun. 248, 201-209 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Figueira, G.

Fiorini, C.

C. Fiorini, C. Sauteret, C. Rouyer, N. Blanchot, S. Seznec, and A. Migus, "Temporal aberrations due to misalignments of a stretcher-compressor system and compensation," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 30, 1662-1670 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Frackiewicz, A. J.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fujita, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gabolde, P.

Gu, X.

Gupta, P. D.

M. Raghuramaiah, A. K. Sharma, P. A. Naik, and P. D. Gupta, "Simultaneous measurement of pulse front tilt and pulse duration of a femtosecond laser beam," Opt. Commun. 223, 163-168 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hancock, S.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hawkes, S.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hazim, H. A.

Z. Bor, B. Racz, G. Szabo, M. Hilbert, and H. A. Hazim, "Femtosecond pulse front tilt caused by angular-dispersion," Opt. Eng. 32, 2501-2504 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hebling, J.

Heiner, Z.

K. Osvay, A. P. Kovacs, G. Kurdi, Z. Heiner, M. Divall, J. Klebniczki, and I. E. Ferincz, "Measurement of non-compensated angular dispersion and the subsequent temporal lengthening of femtosecond pulses in a CPA laser," Opt. Commun. 248, 201-209 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Osvay, A. P. Kovacs, Z. Heiner, G. Kurdi, J. Klebniczki, M. Csatari, "Angular dispersion and temporal change of femtosecond pulses from misaligned pulse compressors," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 213-220 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
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Hilbert, M.

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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
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C. N. Danson, P. A. Brummitt, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier, G. Fell, A. J. Frackiewicz, S. Hancock, S. Hawkes, C. Hernandez-Gomez, P. Holligan, M. H. R. Hutchinson, A. Kidd, W. J. Lester, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, D. R. Neville, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Pepler, C. J. Reason, W. Shaikh, T. B. Winstone, R. W. W. Wyatt and B. E. Wyborn, "Vulcan petawatt - an ultra-high-intensity interaction facility," Nucl. Fusion 44, S239-S249 (2004).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Diagram illustrating the various parameters used in an experiment using a single prism, for a plane wave. In the case of a beam with a curved wavefront, Δθ′≠Δθ [30]

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup of TPFAC: a) schematic drawing and b) pictorial view.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

AC trace rotation angle (a) and its derivative (b) w. r. to the PFT angle at different cross over angles.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Typical AC trace (a) after prism insertion; and (b) without prism insertion in the 200fs laser beam directly from the GLX 200 laser oscillator.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

The measured and theoretical values of PFT angle as a function of distance (z) from the SF10 prism. (AC trace corresponding to z=1m and z=3.6m are also depicted in the figure)

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Typical AC trace at output of prism pair with a separation of (a) 3.6 m; and (b) 15 cm.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Typical AC trace corresponding to PFT angle of opposite sign due to mirror reflection compared to that shown in Fig. 4(a).

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Experimental AC trace for a tilted pulse-front laser beam at beam cross-over angle of (a) 12°; and (b) 6°.

Equations (29)

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E ( x , z = 0 , ω ) = E ( α x , ω ) exp ( i k β ω x )
Δ θ = α Δ η + β ω ; where α = d θ d η ω o and β = d θ d ω η
α = cos η cos θ cos η cos θ ; and β = sin A cos η cos θ ( d n d ω )
β = β ( 1 + α 2 z d ) + ( z R d ) 2 ( 1 + α 2 z d ) 2 + ( z R d ) 2
E ( x , y , z , ω ) = i λ z E ( x , y , z = 0 , ω ) exp [ i π λ z { ( x x ) 2 ( y y ) 2 } ] d x d y
E ( x , ω ) = E ( ω ) exp { i k ( x ξ 0 ω ) 2 2 q ( d ) }
E ( ω ) = E 0 exp { ω 2 τ 0 2 4 } exp ( i φ 2 ω 2 2 }
E ( x , z , ω ) = b 1 i k q ( d ) 2 π z ( d + α 2 z ) E ( ω ) exp [ i k z q ( d ) 2 q ( d + α 2 z ) { β ω + ( x ξ 0 ω α ) z } 2 ]
exp [ i k { β ξ 0 ω 2 α + ( x ξ 0 ω α ) 2 2 z } ]
q ( d ) q ( d + α 2 z ) = d + i π σ 2 λ d + α 2 z + i π σ 2 λ = a 1 ( 1 + i 2 α 2 z a 2 k σ 2 )
where a 1 = ( 1 + α 2 z d ) + ( z R d ) 2 ( 1 + α 2 z d ) 2 + ( z R d ) 2 and a 2 = 1 + d 2 z R 2 + α 2 z d z R 2
E ( x , z , ω ) = b 2 c 1 E 0 i k a 1 2 π z ( 1 + i 2 α 2 z a 2 k σ 2 ) exp ( ω 2 τ o 2 4 ) exp ( i ω 2 φ 2 ( z ) 2 )
exp { α 2 a 1 σ 2 a 2 ( x ξ ( z ) ω ) 2 } exp ( i k β " ω x )
where b 2 is a constant multiplier and c 1 = exp ( i k ( a 1 1 ) x 2 2 z )
β " = a 1 β + ξ o ( a 1 1 ) α z
φ 2 ( z ) = φ 2 a 1 k β 2 z 2 k β ξ o ( a 1 1 ) α k ξ o 2 ( a 1 1 ) α 2 z
ξ ( z ) = ξ 0 α + β z ;
E ( x , z , t ) = b 3 c 1 E 0 i k a 1 2 π z ( 1 + i 2 α 2 z a 2 k σ 2 ) 4 π τ 2 + i 2 φ 2 ( z ) exp ( x 2 σ 2 ) exp { ( t t o τ ) 2 }
exp ( i φ 2 ( z ) υ 2 ( z ) x 2 2 ) exp { i ( ϕ 1 ( t t 0 ) + ϕ 2 ( t t 0 ) 2 2 ) }
t 0 = ( k β " + φ 2 ( z ) ν ( z ) x
ϕ 1 = ν ( z ) x ; ν ( z ) = ξ ( z ) ξ 2 ( z ) + a 2 σ 2 τ 0 2 4 a 1 α 2
ϕ 2 = φ 2 ( z ) τ 4 4 + φ 2 2 ( z ) ; τ 2 = τ 0 2 + 4 a 1 α 2 ξ 2 ( z ) a 2 σ 2
1 σ 2 = a 1 α 2 a 2 σ 2 υ 2 ( z ) τ 0 2 4
tan γ = k β " c + c φ 2 ( z ) ν ( z )
tan γ = k β c a 1 a 2 a 1 ( σ τ o 2 α β z ) 2 [ 1 + a 2 a 1 ( σ τ o 2 α β z ) 2 ]
tan γ = k β c ( σ τ o 2 α β z ) 2 [ 1 + ( σ τ o 2 α β z ) 2 ]
tan γ = k β ( a 1 1 ) α c c k a 1 β α [ 1 + a 2 a 1 ( σ τ o 2 α β z ) 2 ]
tan γ = k β c α [ 1 + ( σ τ o 2 α β z ) 2 ]
γ = tan 1 [ { 1 ( λ n ) ( d n d λ ) } tan δ sin ψ ]

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