A linear optical method for measuring the carrier-envelope phase drift

M. Görbe, C. Grebing, G. Steinmeyer, K. Osvay

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The carrier-envelope offset frequency of a laser oscillator is determined from the visibility of spectrally resolved fringes in a combined two-path multiple-path interferometer. At maximum visibility the pulses have zero carrier-envelope phase drift, while the visibility becomes zero for uncorrelated pulses. The method is widely independent of bandwidth and pulse energy. The effects of carrier-envelope offset phase noise, finite detection time, and dispersion are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2009


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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