Abstract

A single-shot phase-sensitive autocorrelator for the investigation of high-intensity ultraviolet laser pulses is developed and tested. The fluorescence of the two-photon-excited self-trapped excitons in BaF2 is used as a nonlinear detector. Simultaneous measurements of the temporal phase structure and the spectrum of a subpicosecond KrF laser are reported.

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Deich, R.

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Downer, M. C.

Eichmann, H.

Endoh, A.

Focht, G. B.

Georges, P.

Gerhardt, H.

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Gibson, G. N.

Hackett, P. A.

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K. Hata, M. Watanabe, S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 50, 55 (1990).
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Heist, P.

P. Heist, R. Deich, F. Noack, W. E. Postovalov, W. Rudolph, T. Schröoder, in Ultrafast Phenomena in Spectroscopy, B. Wilhelmi, E. Klose, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990), p. 125.
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Hutchinson, M. H. R.

Jethwa, J.

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Kabler, M. N.

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Le Blanc, S. P.

S. P. Le Blanc, R. Sauerbrey, G. Szabo, “Spectral and temporal characteristics of a subpicosecond KrF laser,” submitted to Appl. Phys. B.

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Mossavi, K.

Müller, A.

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P. Heist, R. Deich, F. Noack, W. E. Postovalov, W. Rudolph, T. Schröoder, in Ultrafast Phenomena in Spectroscopy, B. Wilhelmi, E. Klose, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990), p. 125.
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[CrossRef]

Racz, B.

Zs. Bor, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 54, 165 (1985).
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Rayner, D. M.

D. M. Rayner, P. A. Hackett, C. Willis, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 537 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Reitze, D. H.

Rhodes, C. K.

Roger, G.

Rudolph, W.

P. Heist, R. Deich, F. Noack, W. E. Postovalov, W. Rudolph, T. Schröoder, in Ultrafast Phenomena in Spectroscopy, B. Wilhelmi, E. Klose, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990), p. 125.
[CrossRef]

Salin, F.

Sarukura, N.

Sauerbrey, R.

S. P. Le Blanc, R. Sauerbrey, G. Szabo, “Spectral and temporal characteristics of a subpicosecond KrF laser,” submitted to Appl. Phys. B.

Schäfer, F. P.

S. Szatmári, F. P. Schäfer, J. Jethwa, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 998 (1990).
[CrossRef]

S. Szatmári, F. P. Schäfer, Opt. Commun. 68, 196 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Schröoder, T.

P. Heist, R. Deich, F. Noack, W. E. Postovalov, W. Rudolph, T. Schröoder, in Ultrafast Phenomena in Spectroscopy, B. Wilhelmi, E. Klose, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990), p. 125.
[CrossRef]

Simon, P.

P. Simon, H. Gerhardt, S. Szatmári, Meas. Sci. Technol. 1, 637 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Stott, J. P.

R. T. Williams, M. N. Kabler, W. Hayes, J. P. Stott, Phys. Rev. B 14, 725 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Szabo, G.

G. Szabo, Zs. Bor, A. Müller, Opt. Lett. 13, 746 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. P. Le Blanc, R. Sauerbrey, G. Szabo, “Spectral and temporal characteristics of a subpicosecond KrF laser,” submitted to Appl. Phys. B.

Szatmári, S.

P. Simon, H. Gerhardt, S. Szatmári, Meas. Sci. Technol. 1, 637 (1990).
[CrossRef]

S. Szatmári, F. P. Schäfer, J. Jethwa, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 998 (1990).
[CrossRef]

S. Szatmári, F. P. Schäfer, Opt. Commun. 68, 196 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Van Stryland, E. W.

E. W. Van Stryland, Opt. Commun. 31, 93 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, M.

Watanabe, S.

Wellegehausen, B.

Williams, R. T.

R. T. Williams, M. N. Kabler, W. Hayes, J. P. Stott, Phys. Rev. B 14, 725 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Willis, C.

D. M. Rayner, P. A. Hackett, C. Willis, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 537 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Yajima, T.

N. Morita, T. Yajima, Appl. Phys. B 28, 25 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

K. Hata, M. Watanabe, S. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. B 50, 55 (1990).
[CrossRef]

N. Morita, T. Yajima, Appl. Phys. B 28, 25 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Meas. Sci. Technol. (1)

P. Simon, H. Gerhardt, S. Szatmári, Meas. Sci. Technol. 1, 637 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

Zs. Bor, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 54, 165 (1985).
[CrossRef]

S. Szatmári, F. P. Schäfer, Opt. Commun. 68, 196 (1988).
[CrossRef]

E. W. Van Stryland, Opt. Commun. 31, 93 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

R. T. Williams, M. N. Kabler, W. Hayes, J. P. Stott, Phys. Rev. B 14, 725 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (3)

D. M. Rayner, P. A. Hackett, C. Willis, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 537 (1982).
[CrossRef]

O. L. Bourne, A. J. Alcock, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 57, 2979 (1986).
[CrossRef]

S. Szatmári, F. P. Schäfer, J. Jethwa, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 998 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

P. Heist, R. Deich, F. Noack, W. E. Postovalov, W. Rudolph, T. Schröoder, in Ultrafast Phenomena in Spectroscopy, B. Wilhelmi, E. Klose, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990), p. 125.
[CrossRef]

S. P. Le Blanc, R. Sauerbrey, G. Szabo, “Spectral and temporal characteristics of a subpicosecond KrF laser,” submitted to Appl. Phys. B.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dependence of the BaF2 fluorescence intensity at 310 nm on the exciting intensity of the femtosecond excimer laser. The line with a slope of 2 shows the quadratic dependence of the fluorescence.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup of the single-shot phase-sensitive autocorrelator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Detected phase-sensitive autocorrelation trace (the dots) with a theoretical fit (the solid curve) assuming a 300-fs asymmetric sech2 pulse and no chirp. (b) The spectrum of the same pulse.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Detected phase-sensitive autocorrelation trace (the dots) with a theoretical fit (the solid curve) assuming a 450-fs asymmetric sech2 pulse and a chirp parameter of 3 × 10−5 fs−2. (b) The spectrum of the same pulse.

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