Abstract

We characterize chirped-pulse amplification systems by using spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction. For the first time to the authors’ knowledge, single-shot real-time operation has been obtained for this technique, leading to a fast and accurate optimization of these systems.

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C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. Barty, and C. Spielmann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 407 (1998).
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1997 (2)

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Antonetti, A.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bagnoud, V.

Barty, C.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. Barty, and C. Spielmann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 407 (1998).
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Baubeau, E.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. Barty, and C. Spielmann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Blasco, F.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Britten, J.

Brown, C.

Chambaret, J. P.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J.-P.

Chériaux, G.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Chériaux, P. Rousseau, F. Salin, J.-P. Chambaret, B. Walker, and L. DiMauro, Opt. Lett. 21, 414 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Darpentigny, G.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

DeLong, K.

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

DiMauro, L.

Fittinghoff, D.

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gallmann, L.

Golick, B.

Herman, S.

Iaconis, C.

Kane, D.

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kartz, M.

Keller, U.

Krumbügel, M.

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Le Blanc, C.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. Barty, and C. Spielmann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Matuschek, N.

Miller, J.

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Pennington, D.

Perry, M.

Powell, H.

Ranc, S.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rey, G.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Richman, B.

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rousseau, P.

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Chériaux, P. Rousseau, F. Salin, J.-P. Chambaret, B. Walker, and L. DiMauro, Opt. Lett. 21, 414 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Salin, F.

V. Bagnoud and F. Salin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 188 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. Barty, and C. Spielmann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Chériaux, P. Rousseau, F. Salin, J.-P. Chambaret, B. Walker, and L. DiMauro, Opt. Lett. 21, 414 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Spielmann, C.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. Barty, and C. Spielmann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Squier, J.

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. Barty, and C. Spielmann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Steinmeyer, G.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Stuart, B.

Sutter, D. H.

Sweester, J.

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tiebohl, G.

Trebino, R.

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Vergino, M.

Walker, B.

Walmsley, I.

Wong, V.

Yanovsky, V.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. Antonetti, F. Blasco, J. P. Chambaret, G. Chériaux, G. Darpentigny, C. Le Blanc, P. Rousseau, S. Ranc, G. Rey, and F. Salin, Appl. Phys. B 65, 197 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, F. Salin, J. Squier, C. Barty, and C. Spielmann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the SPIDER apparatus.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Duration of the pulse versus the distance between the two gratings of the compressor about an average position, for increasing and decreasing second-order dispersion. Theoretical fits (continuous curves) have been drawn through the experimental points.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal intensity of the pulse for three angles of incidence in the compressor on a logarithmic scale.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured spectrum (continuous curve) and spectral phases corresponding to the amplified pulse (upper dashed curve) and to the dispersion of the stretcher in a zero-dispersion position (lower dashed curve).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Duration of the pulse for 240 successive laser shots.

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