Abstract

Electro-optic spectral shearing interferometry is implemented for the highly sensitive characterization of ultrashort pulses from a free-running source. A simple phase-locked-loop clock recovery circuit is used to extract the high-frequency microwave clock signal to drive the phase modulator for spectral shearing. We demonstrate accurate full temporal characterization of 200-fs pulses from an optical parametric oscillator at 5µW average power.

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C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997

J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, and V. Thierry-Mieg, Opt. Lett. 22, 1104 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Trebino, K. W. Delong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

De Silvestri, S.

Delong, K. W.

R. Trebino, K. W. Delong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dorrer, C.

Fittinghoff, D. N.

R. Trebino, K. W. Delong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Iaconis, C.

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Joffre, M.

Kane, D. J.

R. Trebino, K. W. Delong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kang, I.

Keller, U.

Kornelis, W.

Krumbugel, M. A.

R. Trebino, K. W. Delong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Likforman, J.-P.

Nisoli, M.

Richman, B. A.

R. Trebino, K. W. Delong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sansone, G.

Sweetser, J. N.

R. Trebino, K. W. Delong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Thierry-Mieg, V.

Tisch, J. W. G.

Trebino, R.

R. Trebino, K. W. Delong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Vozzi, C.

Walmsley, I. A.

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the experimental setup: PDs, photodiodes; BPF, bandpass filter; ϕ, phase shifter; PM, phase modulator. Optical paths are plotted as a continuous line, electrical connections are plotted as a dashed line. (b) Two different timing alignments between the optical pulses and the 10-GHz drive of the phase modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectral phase (dashed curve) and intensity (solid curve) and (b) temporal phase (dashed curve) and intensity (solid curve) of the OPO pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured spectral intensity (solid curve) and phase induced by removing 1.2 m (circles) and adding 1.2 m (squares) and 6.2 m (triangles) of SSMF. The expected parabolic spectral phases calculated with D=18 ps/nm/km are also plotted. (b) Second-order dispersion φ2 versus the SSMF length.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectral intensity (solid curve) and phase of the initial pulse for 100 (dashed curve), 20 (squares), and 5 µW (circles) of power. (b) Spectral intensity (solid curve) and phase of the pulse after propagation in 5 m of SSMF for 160 (dashed curve), 20 (squares), and 5 µW (circles) of power. Spectral intensities are plotted for only the highest powers for clarity.

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