Abstract

Noncollinear pulse characterization methods can be applied to over-octave spanning waveforms, but geometrical effects in the nonlinear medium such as beam smearing and critical sensitivity to beam alignment hinder their accurate application. Here, a method is introduced for the temporal and spatial characterization of two pulses by interferometric, spectrally resolved imaging of self-diffraction. Geometrical effects are resolved by the method and, therefore, do not limit the accuracy. Two methods for quantitative pulse retrieval are presented. One method is analytical and very fast; the other method is iterative and more robust if applied to noisy data.

© 2017 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Characterization of over-octave-spanning laser pulses using interferometric imaging of self-diffraction

Christoph Leithold, Jan Reislöhner, Jesús Delgado Aguillón, and Adrian N. Pfeiffer
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35(8) 1928-1938 (2018)

Simultaneous measurement of two ultrashort laser pulses from a single spectrogram in a single shot

Daniel J. Kane, G. Rodriguez, A. J. Taylor, and Tracy Sharp Clement
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(4) 935-943 (1997)

Principal components generalized projections: a review [Invited]

Daniel J. Kane
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6) A120-A132 (2008)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (15)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription