Abstract

Single-shot characterization using electro-optic shearing interferometry (EOSI) is shown for pulse widths ranging from their transform limit (0.4ps) to 200× their limit (85ps). In EOSI, the spectral phase is reconstructed by interfering two spectrally sheared replicas of the pulse under test, where the shear is produced by applying linear temporal-phase modulation. We present a new reconstruction algorithm for accurately characterizing chirped pulses, even if the pulse extends beyond the linear region of the phase modulation. Furthermore, since EOSI does not rely on nonlinear optical processes, it requires only 1nJ pulse energies for all pulse widths, corresponding to a single-shot sensitivity 1000× higher than previously demonstrated.

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L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
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L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
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L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
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Kruschwitz, B. E.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
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L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
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McCrory, R. L.

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
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L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
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L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
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L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Opt. Lett.

Opt. Photonics News

L. J. Waxer, D. N. Maywar, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, B. E. Kruschwitz, S. J. Loucks, R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, S. F. B. Morse, C. Stoeckl, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Photonics News 16(7), 30 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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V. A. Zubov and T. I. Kuznetsova, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 21, 1285 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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Transformation is valid when Jacobian error term Φ″(phiv′(ω))phiv″(ω)⪡1 over the pulse spectrum.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Simulation results for a chirped pulse that extends beyond the linear region of the temporal phase Φ ( t ) . (a) Reconstructed pulse shapes for new and standard algorithms. (b) Error in reconstructed spectral phase.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of EOSI setup. Pol. b/s, polarizing beam splitter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental results for new and standard algorithms. (a) Pulse shapes and Φ ( t ) . (b) Spectral phases, phase difference, and spectrum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) ϕ 2 (measured versus calculated) for pulses ranging in length from 0.42 to 85 ps . Error bars show extreme values of 200 shots. (b) and (c) Scanning autocorrelator measurements (markers) and autocorrelations calculated from the phase measurement (lines).

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ϕ + ( ω ) ϕ ( ω ) + Φ ( ϕ ( ω ) ) .
Γ ( ω ) Φ ( ϕ ( ω ) ) .

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