Abstract

We demonstrate the validity of the Shackled-frequency-resolved-optical-gating technique for the complete characterization, both in space and in time, of ultrashort optical pulses that present strong angular dispersion. Combining a simple imaging grating with a Hartmann–Shack sensor and standard frequency-resolved-optical-gating detection at a single spatial position, we are able to retrieve the full spatiotemporal structure of a tilted pulse.

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Bonaretti, F.

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Clerici, M.

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Di Trapani, P.

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Steinmeyer, G.

Stibenz, G.

Tartara, L.

Trebino, R.

Walmsley, I. A.

Wyatt, A. S.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout for the spatial diagnostics: H–S sensor combined with an imaging concave grating for the retrieval of the phase of the ( r , λ ) spectrum. The input slit of the imaging grating is placed in the image plane of the 4 f imaging system made by lenses L.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spatially resolved spectrum measurements. (a) H–S acquisition and (b) corresponding normalized ( r , λ ) intensity profile. (c) Retrieved phase normalized at r = 0 with the spectral phase of Fig. 3d. (d) Theoretical phase of the ( r , λ ) spectrum for a tilted pulse with tilt angle equal to 18.3°.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Experimental spectrogram. (b) Last spectrogram retrieved by the iterative algorithm. (c) and (d) Retrieved temporal pulse and power spectrum, respectively: normalized intensity (blue solid line) and phase (green dashed line). The retrieved pulse duration is 63   fs FWHM.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Reconstructed near-field intensity and (b) phase profile of a tilted pulse in the space-time domain.

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