Abstract

A novel electric-field correlation technique is presented. By the incorporation of a dispersion-compensating element into the autocorrelator, it is possible to determine both the pulse amplitude and the amount of phase chirp for well-behaved pulses. The technique requires no nonlinear processes or spectral analysis.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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J. Goodberlet and P. L. Hagelstein, "Chirp-compensated autocorrelation of optical pulses: erratum," Opt. Lett. 19, 596-596 (1994)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-19-8-596

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1993 (1)

1992 (1)

1991 (1)

1989 (1)

K. Naganuma, K. Mogi, H. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1225 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1987 (2)

J.-C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, W. Rudolph, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1605 (1987).
[CrossRef]

F. Salin, P. Georges, G. Roger, A. Brun, Appl. Opt. 26, 4528 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986 (1)

P. Sperber, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Quantum Electron. 18, 145 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

1983 (2)

A. Schmid, P. Horn, P. Braunlich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 151 (1983).
[CrossRef]

P. Yeh, Opt. Lett. 8, 330 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1981 (1)

R. Wyatt, E. E. Marinero, Appl. Phys. 25, 297 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

1967 (1)

J. A. Giordmaine, P. M. Rentzepis, S. L. Shapiro, K. W. Wecht, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 216 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Braunlich, P.

A. Schmid, P. Horn, P. Braunlich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 151 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Brun, A.

Chilla, J. L. A.

Colombeau, B.

Diels, J.-C.

J.-C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, W. Rudolph, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1605 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Foing, J.-P.

J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, in Digest of Eighth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (ENSTA, Paris, 1992), paper MC10.

Fontaine, J. J.

J.-C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, W. Rudolph, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1605 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Froehly, C.

Georges, P.

Giordmaine, J. A.

J. A. Giordmaine, P. M. Rentzepis, S. L. Shapiro, K. W. Wecht, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 216 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Horn, P.

A. Schmid, P. Horn, P. Braunlich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 151 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Imamura, S.

Ishiguro, M.

Joffre, M.

J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, in Digest of Eighth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (ENSTA, Paris, 1992), paper MC10.

Kane, D. J.

D. J. Kane, R. Trebino, in Digest of Eight International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (ENSTA, Paris, 1992), paper FC8.

Kawasumi, T.

Kobayashi, T.

Likforman, J.-P.

J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, in Digest of Eighth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (ENSTA, Paris, 1992), paper MC10.

Marinero, E. E.

R. Wyatt, E. E. Marinero, Appl. Phys. 25, 297 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Martinez, O. E.

Mogi, K.

K. Naganuma, K. Mogi, H. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1225 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Naganuma, K.

K. Naganuma, K. Mogi, H. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1225 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Nishioka, H.

Penzkofer, A.

P. Sperber, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Quantum Electron. 18, 145 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Rentzepis, P. M.

J. A. Giordmaine, P. M. Rentzepis, S. L. Shapiro, K. W. Wecht, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 216 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Roger, G.

Rudolph, W.

J.-C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, W. Rudolph, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1605 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Salin, F.

Schmid, A.

A. Schmid, P. Horn, P. Braunlich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 151 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Shapiro, S. L.

J. A. Giordmaine, P. M. Rentzepis, S. L. Shapiro, K. W. Wecht, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 216 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 349.

Sperber, P.

P. Sperber, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Quantum Electron. 18, 145 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Takagi, Y.

Takuma, H.

Trebino, R.

D. J. Kane, R. Trebino, in Digest of Eight International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (ENSTA, Paris, 1992), paper FC8.

Ueda, K.

Vampouille, M.

Wecht, K. W.

J. A. Giordmaine, P. M. Rentzepis, S. L. Shapiro, K. W. Wecht, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 216 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Wyatt, R.

R. Wyatt, E. E. Marinero, Appl. Phys. 25, 297 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, H.

K. Naganuma, K. Mogi, H. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1225 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Yeh, P.

Yoshihara, K.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. (1)

R. Wyatt, E. E. Marinero, Appl. Phys. 25, 297 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

J. A. Giordmaine, P. M. Rentzepis, S. L. Shapiro, K. W. Wecht, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 216 (1967).
[CrossRef]

A. Schmid, P. Horn, P. Braunlich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 151 (1983).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Naganuma, K. Mogi, H. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1225 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. Sperber, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Quantum Electron. 18, 145 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Phys. Appl. (1)

J.-C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, W. Rudolph, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1605 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

J.-P. Foing, J.-P. Likforman, M. Joffre, in Digest of Eighth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (ENSTA, Paris, 1992), paper MC10.

D. J. Kane, R. Trebino, in Digest of Eight International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (ENSTA, Paris, 1992), paper FC8.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 349.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Chirp-compensated autocorrelator. The autocorrelator consists of a Michelson interferometer with a dispersion-compensation component (DC) in one arm. The interfering beams are slightly misaligned, and the resulting transverse fringe pattern is recorded with a CCD array. M1's, mirrors; BS, beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Chirp-compensated autocorrelation patterns. Theoretical transverse fringe patterns have been plotted for several values of the chirp ratio α/α0. The temporal delay introduced across the optical beam is 100 ps per transverse unit distance.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transverse visibility functions. The visibility functions that correspond to the plots in Fig. 2 are shown. When the pulse chirp has been correctly compensated for, the transverse visibility function Vt) accurately represents the pulse width.

Equations (4)

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E ( z , t ) = E 0 exp [ 1 ( 1 + j α ) t 2 τ 2 ] exp [ j ( k r ω t ) ] ,
( y , Δ t ) = A 0 { 1 + exp [ ( 1 + α 2 ) Δ t 2 2 τ 2 ] × cos ( ω Δ t + 4 π λ y sin θ ) } ,
V ( Δ t ) = exp [ ( 1 + α 2 ) Δ t 2 2 τ 2 ] ,
V ( Δ t ) = 2 4 + α 0 2 4 exp ( Δ t 2 2 τ 2 ) × exp [ 2 Δ t 2 τ 2 α 0 2 4 + α 0 2 ( α α 0 + 1 2 ) 2 ] .

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